mail prog wont work!!

i cant get scripts to send me email

i tried many things like this

$sendmail       = 'C:/usr/site/lib/SOAP/Transport/';      

$sendmail       = '/usr/bin/;

plus lots more but nothing.
whats going on?      

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what scripting language are you using?
I'm presuming perl...

try this, it should send the message for processing by a local sendmail (usually installed by default on just about every unix/linux)

open MAIL, '| /usr/sbin/sendmail -t -i' or print "Could not open mailer: $!";
Subject: My Amazing website

A message here
close MAIL;
DinkleburgerAuthor Commented:
yes am using perl

on XP APache but i had a look i only have usr/bin
but there is no sendmail? i looked everywhere for sendmail but cant find, i done a default install as i am new to Apache server i have all the scripts working but just no sending email
If the script runs then it's not an apache problem, if the perl runs then perl is installed correctly. What you have here is no connection to a mailer program (sorry, I assumed you were on a unix box and therefore had sendmail).

Have a look at: Net::SMTP
this perl module supports windows apparently. (

this apparently uses Net::SMTP and runs under ActiveState perl on windows:

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DinkleburgerAuthor Commented:
Yes!!! this is nice thankyou very much.... cheers!
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