Gmail and Windows 7 Settings

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Gmail and Windows 7 Settings

Postby ladyjennyver » 10. November 2014 21:40

Hello,

I need help with the settings to get Xampp localhost to send information to my gmail account.

I have changed the php.ini file [mail function] settings to:

[mail function]
; XAMPP: Comment out this if you want to work with an SMTP Server like Mercury
; SMTP = localhost
; smtp_port = 587

; For Win32 only.
; http://php.net/sendmail-from
;sendmail_from = my-email-address@gmail.com

; XAMPP IMPORTANT NOTE (1): If XAMPP is installed in a base directory with spaces (e.g. c:\program filesC:\xampp) fakemail and mailtodisk do not work correctly.
; XAMPP IMPORTANT NOTE (2): In this case please copy the sendmail or mailtodisk folder in your root folder (e.g. C:\sendmail) and use this for sendmail_path.
; XAMPP: Comment out this if you want to work with fakemail for forwarding to your mailbox (sendmail.exe in the sendmail folder)
;sendmail_path = "C:\xampp\sendmail\sendmail.exe -t"

; XAMPP: Comment out this if you want to work with mailToDisk, It writes all mails in the C:\xampp\mailoutput folder
sendmail_path="C:\xampp\mailtodisk\mailtodisk.exe"

; Force the addition of the specified parameters to be passed as extra parameters
; to the sendmail binary. These parameters will always replace the value of
; the 5th parameter to mail(), even in safe mode.
;mail.force_extra_parameters =

; Add X-PHP-Originating-Script: that will include uid of the script followed by the filename
mail.add_x_header=Off

; Log all mail() calls including the full path of the script, line #, to address and headers
;mail.log = "C:\xampp\php\logs\php_mail.log"

And then I changed the sendmail.ini settings to:

; configuration for fake sendmail

; if this file doesn't exist, sendmail.exe will look for the settings in
; the registry, under HKLM\Software\Sendmail

[sendmail]

; you must change mail.mydomain.com to your smtp server,
; or to IIS's "pickup" directory. (generally C:\Inetpub\mailroot\Pickup)
; emails delivered via IIS's pickup directory cause sendmail to
; run quicker, but you won't get error messages back to the calling
; application.

smtp_server=smtp.gmail.com

; smtp port (normally 25)

smtp_port=587

; SMTPS (SSL) support
; auto = use SSL for port 465, otherwise try to use TLS
; ssl = alway use SSL
; tls = always use TLS
; none = never try to use SSL

smtp_ssl=auto

; the default domain for this server will be read from the registry
; this will be appended to email addresses when one isn't provided
; if you want to override the value in the registry, uncomment and modify

;default_domain=gmail.com

; log smtp errors to error.log (defaults to same directory as sendmail.exe)
; uncomment to enable logging

error_logfile=error.log

; create debug log as debug.log (defaults to same directory as sendmail.exe)
; uncomment to enable debugging

;debug_logfile=debug.log

; if your smtp server requires authentication, modify the following two lines

auth_username=my-email-address@gmail.com
auth_password=my-password

; if your smtp server uses pop3 before smtp authentication, modify the
; following three lines. do not enable unless it is required.

pop3_server=
pop3_username=
pop3_password=

; force the sender to always be the following email address
; this will only affect the "MAIL FROM" command, it won't modify
; the "From: " header of the message content

force_sender=my-email-address@gmail.com

; force the sender to always be the following email address
; this will only affect the "RCTP TO" command, it won't modify
; the "To: " header of the message content

force_recipient=

; sendmail will use your hostname and your default_domain in the ehlo/helo
; smtp greeting. you can manually set the ehlo/helo name if required

hostname=

The php code is:

<?php

$message = $name."<br>".$company."<br>".$email."<br>".$comment;
mail("my-personal-email@gmail.com", "Website Comment", $message);
if (mail("my-personal-email@gmail.com", "Website Comment", $message)) {
echo ("Message successfully sent!");
} else {
echo ("Message delivery failed...");
}

?>

The page says "Message successfully sent!". But there is no email sent to my email account.
my-email-address@gmail.com is written correctly in my code for my personal email address.
my-password is written correctly in my code for my personal password.

Thank you in advance for any help,

Jen
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Re: Gmail and Windows 7 Settings

Postby Nobbie » 10. November 2014 21:52

ladyjennyver wrote:sendmail_path="C:\xampp\mailtodisk\mailtodisk.exe"


What means, that all mails are "mailed to disk" (as the name says, and nowhere else). Thats it. See the line above:


; XAMPP: Comment out this if you want to work with mailToDisk, It writes all mails in the C:\xampp\mailoutput folder
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Re: Gmail and Windows 7 Settings

Postby ladyjennyver » 12. November 2014 00:24

Thank you Nobbie, I commented the sendmail_path line out. Now I get a warning message:
Warning: mail(): "sendmail_from" not set in php.ini or custom "From:" header missing in C:\xampp\htdocs\index.php on line 89

I have entered my email address in the sendmail_from line. I added the header in the index.php file:
mail("my-email-address@gmail.com", "Website Comment", $message, "From: webmaster@example.com");

But the warning still remains and the email does not send.

Jen
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Re: Gmail and Windows 7 Settings

Postby Nobbie » 12. November 2014 23:04

ladyjennyver wrote:Thank you Nobbie, I commented the sendmail_path line out.


You commented out that line and nothing else?
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