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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 Ray Borduin | 335 views | 6 replies |

s.joiner74419001

Settings to test sendmail function using MAMP PRO

I have wanted to test various web pages that uses the sendmail function and I am wanting to test them locally using MAMP PRO. I believe for the postfix settings within the MAMP PRO interface all I have to enter if I'm testing to my own email is the domain for the particular email I am sending to ( see attachment 01)

I am unsure what settings I use for the 'Universal Email Behaviour" within Dreamweaver ( see attachment 2 )

Thanks in advance!

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

To have your localhost send email you need to install a local SMTP server configured for email relay.

If you want to use a remote smtp server you would likely have to use the PEAR mail option for authentication.

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s.joiner74419001

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!

Steve

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

If you use DataBridge v2 we have a newer, better, email solution. It will allow you to use authenticated emails without PEAR and will improve email deliver-ability and any location variances. I'd start by migrating to DataBridge v2 and use SMTP authentication when sending emails.

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s.joiner74419001

I'm currently on Databridge Version 2.3.5. Is that the latest version?

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Yes... If you re-apply the email server behavior it will update the code base. Go to the email server settings and set it to use smpt and enter your email server credentials.

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s.joiner74419001

Thanks Ray.. Got this working after a few tweaks.

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