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Settings to test sendmail function using MAMP PRO

Thread began 8/31/2017 8:30 am by s.joiner74419001 | Last modified 9/02/2020 8:40 am by s.joiner74419001 | 461 views | 6 replies


an old problem re-visited!

OK so years later I still haven't got this sorted.

here's the current circumstance.

For some reason when I am in the office and I'm testing our application system that on certain functions fires emails to the customer and back to us.
When I use emails that are provided by our host as dummy customers, the emails seem to send, even though I am testing on a MAMP setup. But more predictably won’t work if I test using gmail, iCloud etc.

So i’ve been able to test with no problem and haven’t needed to pursue with your suggestion of installing a local SMTP server and use the PEAR mail option for authentication.

However since working from home due to COVID, all be it on the same computer that I bring home, trying to test mail using the same email addresses from our host does not work. Which just baffles me. I don’t understand why change of location would be different, or why it would even work from the office using remote host emails, even though I am using a localhost. Maybe there’s a logical reason for this beyond my knowledge.

I have read about setting up Postfix in MAMP pro, where you use what is called “a smart host for routing” but I am completely out my comfort zone with this and just can’t get it to work when testing the send mail scripts from WebAssist. Not sure this is even what I should be doing.

Any further advice to this would be great!

Thanks in advance!


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