Servers and Services > SMTP
Sometimes you may need to send an email using PHP, to do so you have to configure and start SMTP. An easy way getting SMTP to run is using the configuration tool built into MAMP PRO.
Include SMPT service in GroupStart
Check to include SMTP in the GroupStart. When activated SMTP will automatically start/stop when the Servers button is pressed.
Set domain of outgoing e-mails to
If you want to use the PHP function
mail()for sending emails to your own email address (like firstname.lastname@example.org) you just need to add the value “johndoe.com” (without quotes and the according domain name) into this field.
Note: Only if you want to send e-mail to others you will need to fill in the other fields. In this case make sure that your e-mail provider allows the use of a Smart host.
Use a smart host for routing
Fill in your server name for outgoing emails. This could be for instance “smtp.johndoe.com” (without quotes). Ask your provider if you are unsure about the server name.
Unencrypted: Your user name and password will be sent unencrypted.
MD5 Challenge-Response: MD5 Challenge Response Authentication will be used.
Add the user name of your mail account.
Add the password for your email user account.
What type of authentication to be used.
Note: Some providers do not allow Smart-Hosts, like Google Mail.
- Path to SMTP log file
The path to your SMTP log file.