How to configure XAMPP to send mail from localhost?


I am trying to send mail from localhost. but i am unable to send the mail from localhost so can anybody tell me that how to reconfigure my xampp to send mail from localhost

This question is tagged with php xampp

~ Asked on 2013-04-12 07:20:00

The Best Answer is


You can send mail from localhost with sendmail package , sendmail package is inbuild in XAMPP. So if you are using XAMPP then you can easily send mail from localhost.

for example you can configure C:\xampp\php\php.ini and c:\xampp\sendmail\sendmail.ini for gmail to send mail.

in C:\xampp\php\php.ini find extension=php_openssl.dll and remove the semicolon from the beginning of that line to make SSL working for gmail for localhost.

in php.ini file find [mail function] and change
sendmail_from = [email protected]
sendmail_path = "\"C:\xampp\sendmail\sendmail.exe\" -t"

Now Open C:\xampp\sendmail\sendmail.ini. Replace all the existing code in sendmail.ini with following code

[email protected]
[email protected]

Now you have done!! create php file with mail function and send mail from localhost.

PS: don't forgot to replace my-gmail-id and my-gmail-password in above code. Also, don't forget to remove duplicate keys if you copied settings from above. For example comment following line if there is another sendmail_path : sendmail_path="C:\xampp\mailtodisk\mailtodisk.exe" in the php.ini file

Also remember to restart the server using the XAMMP control panel so the changes take effect.

For gmail please check to allow access from less secure apps.

To send email on Linux (with sendmail package) through Gmail from localhost please check PHP+Ubuntu Send email using gmail form localhost.

~ Answered on 2013-08-12 10:57:03


In XAMPP v3.2.1 for testing purposes you can see the emails that the XAMPP sends in XAMPP/mailoutput. In my case on Windows 8 this did not require any additional configuration and was a simple solution to testing email

~ Answered on 2015-07-13 13:41:07

Most Viewed Questions: