SMTP with Apache/PHP on Windows
Need your help.
I'm already doing PHP scripting (it's indeed very easy and thanks everyone for the previous help).
I need to mail a form contents. I don't want to setup an email server just to use SMTP and I don't want to test my scripts on my web host which I consider a production machine. So I went back to IIS to setup the SMTP virtual server as localhost.
After setting it up and changing my php.ini file the script runs without a glitch, but email is not being sent. The event log viewer seems to reveal it can't connect to the domain gmail.com (the destination address).
My personal firewall is setup to allow outgoing connections from IIS. I didn't setup my black box firewall though as I don't see the need to make IIS Virtual SMTP Server available to the outside.
I can enter into more details on the setup I have in place for for the IIS virtual SMTP server. But if you have any idea alrady, please let me know.
Either that or some simple easy to use smtp server i can install on my machine.