Is there any recent documentation explaining how to get either PHPMailer or Pear mailer working to send mail with XAMPP? I've tried every superuser recommendation to get PHPMailer working and it fails (most recent failure is "waiting for localhost" forever). Today I decided to see if Pear might work since it is included with XAMPP, but there seems to be no documentation on setting it up or getting it working. There are only bits and pieces on superuser, these forums, and other places. Most of the comments and recommendations are many years old. I'm new to Apache and terribly confused. Can you help? All I need is a pointer to up-to-date documentation -- not looking for someone to debug my code for me, just a starting point. Where do y'all hide the documentation for newbies?
Thanks in advance,