I have recently install SMF into XAMPP 1.7.7 on a PC at work.
Im running the forum on a LAN. The PC its on has full admin.
I want to be able to inform users when new topics are posted via automated email notifications, so they dont have to click on "notify" for every forum section etc.
I have access to a SSL smtp relay.
I've done a lot of trawling through the net to find the right way to config smf or xampp to allow the mail to send but havent had any luck.
Currently im just testing this using the "notify" option to keep it simple. I will look at other ways of sending the mail without using the notify options later.
I have entered my smtp details into the mail settings in the smf ui. I have looked at the php file in xamp as well but to be honist i come over in a bit of a cold sweat when I look at it.
Is there an idiots guide to setting up automated mailing from smf?
Can someone point me in the right direction?
Thanks in advance for any light someone can shine.