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I have a question which I think is slightly different than the others posted about the mail() function Drupal uses for email. If I understand all that I have read on these forums(which is quite a bit) correctly, Drupal itself is not responsible for email. The mail() function within php(which is what Drupal is made of)is responsible. This mail() function requires an SMTP server in order to work. You can either use your ISP's or install your own SMTP server...which is what Sendmail is. Sendmail DOES NOT work on Windows. As is is normal with most useful software, it is for Unix only. My question is, as a WindowsXP user what options do I have in order to install a high level, OPEN-SOURCE SMTP server? I have looked at Xmail but I wanted to ask for opinions and advice here first. Is Sendmail the only choice? I don't think so but I must ask. If not, any suggestions for a Windows environment? Do I necessarily need an SMTP server with Drupal in order to send email? I appreciate all comments and sugestions.
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