when i try to register from the front-end of Joomla, its displayed that the activation email has been sent but actually there is no email sent. i have tried this before but on a Web host and it works fine on any Web host. For now i need to test user registration on LOCALHOST?

I am using PHP MAIL, don't know anything about SMTP config?

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You can use Gmail as your mailer, below is the working SMTP configuration needed.

Go to Global Configuration -> Server -> Mail Settings

Send Mail : Yes

Mailer : SMTP

From Email : [email protected]

From Name : name_goes_here

SMTP Authentication : Yes

SMTP Security : SSL

SMTP Port : 465

SMTP Username : [email protected]

SMTP Password : your_gmail_account_password

SMTP Host : smtp.gmail.com


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