I've attached the zip file which contains a screen shot of the connections setup in DW
then a screen shot of it when I've pressed the test button and finaly a screen shot of the connection file.
This is connecting to my live server for final testing it has worked ok on my local testing server apart from the email side (which I expected)
Using the credentials listed I can log on using navicat or phpmyadmin.
To hopefully aid a solution (as I'm a phpmysql novice) I've included screen dumps from navicat showing the settings etc
thanks a lot