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Hi

I am running Apache and using PHP.  I want to use the mail function within PHP but I am getting the 'failed to connect to mailserver' etc error message.  What do I need to do to get this working?

Many thanks
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by:Roonaan
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You need to edit php.ini and look for the mail settings. Then restart your apache.

Are you using windows or *x

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Yes I'm on Windows.  What do I need to change in php.ini?
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Look for your smtp_host setting

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by:kenabbott
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Sorry, I've not done this before.  Is this what I'm looking for?

[mail function]
; For Win32 only.
SMTP = localhost

And do I need to change the smtp setting to my ISPs smtp?

Thanks for your help
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Yes, that is the right directive. You need indeed set it to your ISP's or hosting providers SMTP.

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Hi

I've set my local php.ini file to the same settings as my hosts php.ini but I am getting

Warning: mail() [function.mail]: SMTP server response: 550 5.7.1 Unable to relay for info@rwsd.co.uk

where the latter is the email address I'm trying to send to

Any ideas?

Many thanks

Ken
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SMTP servers commonly only allow pc's/applications running in their own network to use their services. As your local webserver is not running from the hostings's serverpark the SMTP will deny access/deny relay.
For your local system you might therefor need to lookup your access providers SMTP from your email client, and use that one.

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