SMTP server response: 530 authentication required

Posted on 2004-10-16
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The full error is as follows:
Warning: mail(): SMTP server response: 530 authentication required - for help go to http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/mail/pop/pop-11.html in c:\program files\apache group\apache\htdocs\send_simpleform.php on line 10

I receive the error above when I attempt to send mail via a PHP script.
From what I have read the PHP mail() function does not support Authenticated SMTP,
just uses SMTP on the localhost, or that configured in the PHP.ini file.

What I was reading suggested to use the PEAR functions. Hm….. after looking that the functions PEAR provides PEAR may not work on a WIN machine.

How do I get around this situation?
Question by:Elton Brown
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Expert Comment

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You might want to look into phpMailer, http://phpmailer.sourceforge.net

It's free and very reliable.  I have used it on numerous projects without a hitch.

Author Comment

by:Elton Brown
ID: 12335712
Thank you Alex for the pointer! There are many files within the phpmailer Zip file. What files should I move to the htdocs directory? All of them?

I was not able to find the installation instructions unless the PHPMailer tutorial contains the instructions. I don't think that it mentions were the files should go.

Besides that I think that I understand what is going on.


Accepted Solution

alexhogan earned 1080 total points
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Unzip the files to a single directory of your choice inside your public html structure.  Presumably the same place where you would call up any other class or included files.

The documentation is a little lacking but you should be able to pick up the jest of it pretty easily.

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by:Elton Brown
ID: 12342471

Thanks Alex!

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