Soon or later every people who learn php will meet PHP lovely function for sending email mail()
Unfortunately many beginner who install only PHP, MYSQL and Apache in windows don’t know how to test their email script like contact form, mailing list etc.
Today, I’ll show how to install mail server software available in internet called Argosoft Mail Server.
Pre requirement :
– Working WAMP application ( I use XAMPP Lite Portable)
Ok, now go to Argosoft website and download Mail Server ( Choose Freeware)
Important Argosoft Mail Server ( AMS ) feature that we need:
1. POP3 server
POP3 server responsible for retrieving email from server
2. Built-in web server with webmail
We need to check our script result
Step by step :
Install exe file by double click
Click Install tab to begin installation process
Start running your mail server
Just double click AMS icon in desktop to start this application
New instance of AMS will start and reside on tray
To make sure no service conflict , click the AMS icon on the tray to find out
As you see there is error message “address already in use”, by default web server will use port 80
We do have apache running in that port , click CTRL + O to configure new port for AMS web server. (choose PORTS tab)
Change Web Interface port from 80 to anything you want , I already have port 8080 for Oracle port so I choose 8083
Exit from AMS and start again
Now web server run on port 8083
Try open from browser :
If You see this page it means your job is finish, You have working mail server plus webmail .
Next time I’ll continue on adding new user and testing script for mail() function.
Update : part II is compelete, also with video.