Hi jalewis999 (there is ALWAYS time for a welcome line, especially if you want to get help. It's a matter of politeness (key word netiquette)),
jalewis999 wrote:It needed PEAR to cope with authentication on the SMTP. I have to keep developing on the website itself.
PEAR is just a Repository for PHP Classes, Extensions and Applications.
PEAR already comes configured with your XAMPP installation, you just need to know the extension name to install it.
For easy installation you can use the XAMPP Shell (Button in your control panel v3 beta). Inside that shell you can simply use the PEAR commands