S͢ky D͢ream S͢ky D͢ream - 3 months ago 12
PHP Question

How to send email from localhost WAMP Server to send email Gmail Hotmail or so forth?

I'm finding to proper information about how to send email from localhost WAMP. And how to get authorize to send email from particular authorize email address to send any other email address.

How to configure this whole step explain me details, I already visit here some Stack Overflow answer as well as blog post but all are very confusing and old dated so it's may be possible to not working. So i need Stack Overflow users help. Thank you.

Answer

Configuring a working email client from localhost is quite a chore, I have spent hours of frustration attempting it. At last I have found this way to send mails (using WAMP, XAMPP, etc.):

Install hMailServer

Configure this hMailServer setting:

  1. Open hMailServer Administrator.
  2. Click the "Add domain ..." button to create a new domain.
  3. Under the domain text field, enter your computer's localhost IP.
    • Example: 127.0.0.1 is your localhost IP.
  4. Click the "Save" button.
  5. Now go to Settings > Protocols > SMTP and select the "Delivery of Email" tab.
  6. Find the localhost field enter "localhost".
  7. Click the Save button.

Configure your Gmail account, perform following modification:

  1. Go to Settings > Protocols > SMTP and select "Delivery of Email" tab.
  2. Enter "smtp.gmail.com" in the Remote Host name field.
  3. Enter "465" as the port number.
  4. Check "Server requires authentication".
  5. Enter your Google Mail address in the Username field.
  6. Enter your Google Mail password in the password field.
  7. Check mark "Use SSL"
  8. Save all changes.

Optional

If you want to send email from another computer you need to allow deliveries from External to External accounts by following steps:

  1. Go to Settings > Advanced > IP Ranges and double click on "My Computer" which should have IP address of 127.0.0.1
  2. Check the Allow Deliveries from External to External accounts Checkbox.
  3. Save settings using Save button.