Using Local Windows System as a Mail Server
This section provides a tutorial example on how to setup your local Windows system to use IIS (Internet Information Services) as a SMTP mail server.
PHP provides us a nice built-in function, mail(), that allows us to send emails over the Internet.
But it requires a SMTP mail server that the mail() function can communicate with.
If you don't have a service provider who provides you the SMTP mail service,
you can set up your local system as a SMTP mail server to test mail().
If you are running a Linux/Unix system, setting up a mail server is easy. Just run sendmail
as a daemon.
If you are running a Windows system, setting up a mail server is a little bit harder.
But if IIS (Internet Information Services) is running on your system, it also provides SMTP services.
Here is how you can check this:
1. Go to Control Panel / Services, and make sure Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) is running.
2. Open a command window, and run the following command:
>telnet localhost 25
220 localhost Microsoft ESMTP MAIL Service, Version: 6.0.2600.1106...
214-This server supports the following commands:
214 HELO EHLO STARTTLS RCPT DATA RSET MAIL QUIT HELP AUTH BDAT VRFY
221 2.0.0 localhost Service closing transmission channel
If you got similar outputs as above, your IIS is running as SMTP mail server correctly.
Table of Contents
About This Book
Introduction and Installation of PHP
PHP Script File Syntax
PHP Data Types and Data Literals
Variables, References, and Constants
Expressions, Operations and Type Conversions
Conditional Statements - "if" and "switch"
Loop Statements - "while", "for", and "do ... while"
Function Declaration, Arguments, and Return Values
Arrays - Ordered Maps
Interface with Operating System
Introduction of Class and Object
Integrating PHP with Apache Web Server
Retrieving Information from HTTP Requests
Creating and Managing Sessions in PHP Scripts
Sending and Receiving Cookies in PHP Scripts
Controlling HTTP Response Header Lines in PHP Scripts
Managing File Upload
MySQL Server Connection and Access Functions
Functions to Manage Directories, Files and Images
SOAP Extension Function and Calling Web Services
SOAP Server Functions and Examples
Localization Overview of Web Applications
Using Non-ASCII Characters in HTML Documents
Using Non-ASCII Characters as PHP Script String Literals
Receiving Non-ASCII Characters from Input Forms
"mbstring" Extension and Non-ASCII Encoding Management
Managing Non-ASCII Character Strings with MySQL Servers
Parsing and Managing HTML Documents
►Configuring and Sending Out Emails
►Using Local Windows System as a Mail Server
Sending Out Emails from PHP Scripts
Sending Out Emails on Linux Systems
Install PHPMailer on CentOS Systems
Send Local Emails with PHPMailer
Send Remote Emails with PHPMailer
Use SMTPS Protocol with PHPMailer
PHP 5.6 and PHPMailer 5.2
Install PHPMailer from Source Code
Image and Picture Processing
Managing ZIP Archive Files
Managing PHP Engine and Modules on macOS
Managing PHP Engine and Modules on CentOS
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