sending and receiving mail via Thunderbird

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sending and receiving mail via Thunderbird

Postby rubioberry » 31. March 2012 04:26

I recently purchased a domain name mydomain.com
I successfully set up the latest version of XAMPP and have successfully sent mail to myself within Thunderbird to user@localhost and user1@localhost accounts internally using Mercury, but no luck sending mail to an external email account like user@hotmail.com
I have edited the php.ini file in the php folder as follows:

; For Win32 only.
; http://php.net/sendmail-from
;sendmail_from = user@localhost

What other files do I have to change or what other lines do I need to edit in php.ini for mail to go to user@mydomain and mail to be sent from Thunderbird as user@mydomain.com ?

Thanks in advance
Last edited by Sharley on 31. March 2012 04:30, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Your real domain name is not required or it will be assumed spam
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Re: sending and receiving mail via Thunderbird

Postby Sharley » 31. March 2012 04:37

You save the php.ini file and restart Apache after editing.

You then need to change the settings in the \xampp\sendmail\sendmail.ini file and a forum search for sendmail solved will give you some useful indicators for sending from a php script.

For sending from an email program from your LAN then you need to configure Mercury Mail.

Be aware that most ISPs do not allow this because of spammers having their IP's black listed, much the same reason as there is no need to use your real domain name in these forums.


Read the forum 'How to Post' announcements:
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=48331
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Re: sending and receiving mail via Thunderbird

Postby rubioberry » 31. March 2012 07:03

Sharley,

Forgive my ignorance. I have taken your advice, by reading all sendmail solved posts, but the only relevant post relates to using gmail as an smtp server, so I followed it to the letter, but failed.
I believe I have set up mercury mail correctly when using Thunderbird as an email program.
I believe my issue is unique, could you provide me with step by step instructions on how to resolve mail to go to user@mydomain and mail to be sent from Thunderbird as user@mydomain.com

I appreciate your time, I will follow your instructions to the letter.
Thankyou in advance
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Re: sending and receiving mail via Thunderbird

Postby Sharley » 31. March 2012 08:56

With sendmail, drop the solved part in the search and only search in the XAMPP for Windows forum in English.
The 'How To Search' announcement may help:
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=32670

The same applies to MercuryMail - try a forum search as this has been discussed many times and if I recall correctly there is even a step by step.

I don't know anything about Thunderbird except it is an email client.
The setting for smtp and pop would be the same as you setup in MercuryMail, I assume.

MercuryMail have a community forum...
http://community.pmail.com/forums/defau ... ?GroupID=7
http://community.pmail.com/forums/9/ShowForum.aspx

...and the documentation in the \xampp\MercuryMail\man-461.pdf will be very helpful for learning the ropes.

You may also have to check with your ISP that will allow you to send email from your PC or you will just be going round in circles trying to get past your ISP's blocked ports.

Good luck. :)
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Re: sending and receiving mail via Thunderbird

Postby rubioberry » 01. April 2012 07:18

nothing worked and I found myself with more problems than what I started with, until I found this:
http://www.zoe.vc/2008/mercury-mail-transport-system-fur-externe-mail-konfigurieren/
this provides step by step instructions, which is what I was asking for.
I hope newbs like me can learn from it.
None the less, thanks anyway for our time and support, good luck in the future.
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