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:
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

 Archived Tutorials


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