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Nov 21, 2011

Sending email from localhost with php

A lot of developers set up PHP on their local machine to test server side development. Here's a little trick how to be able to send email from localhost so you can test email without any difficulty.

1. Go to your php.ini file and change SMTP = localhost to SMTP = aspmx.l.google.com and uncomment sendmail_from and put in your sending gmail address.

2. Go to cmd and type iisreset

3. In php, test it with mail("[youremail]@gmail.com", "subject", "body");

Note: This only works when sending email to google hosted email addresses.

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