Using the CakePHP 1.2 Email component

I was following the documentation at

http://book.cakephp.org/view/269/Sending-a-basic-message

about sending an email with CakePHP using the Email component, used the sample code they provided but could not get my application to send email. A little bit of googling helped me figure out what was going on. I have CakePHP setup within my XAMPP htdocs directory and my MercuryMail server was not started. You need to have a mail server setup to be able to send email and there are a few more steps you need to do as well to get up and running. It’s beautifully summarized here:

http://www.zoe.vc/2008/mercury-mail-transport-system-fur-externe-mail-konfigurieren/

Once your Mercury is properly setup, you are good to send emails from CakePHP!!!

Lesson learned i guess!

Hope It Helps!

Published by Abou Kone

I am a front end architect with 10+ years of experience in web development. The best part of the process for me is converting ideas into code and solving the technical problems that come along. Alongside providing technical leadership and architectural support to projects spanning multiple industries, I am also experienced in leading discussions with designers, developers, and business stakeholders helping to guide teams in turning complex business workflows or data into easy-to-use web and mobile interfaces. I believe in delivering high quality products and am constantly looking into improving the process and tools use to achieve this goal.

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