Servers and Services > Postfix
You may need to send an email using PHP. To do so you have to configure and start Postfix. An easy way getting Postfix to run is using the configuration tool built into MAMP PRO. A How-To with example code on sending email with Postfix can be found here.
Include Postfix service in GroupStart
Check to include Postfix in the GroupStart. When activated Postfix will automatically start/stop when the Servers button is pressed.
Set domain of outgoing e-mails to
Use the PHP function
mail()for sending emails to your own email address (like email@example.com). This field to set the outgoing email domain. After starting your servers with this set, you will see your changes reflected in “/private/etc/postfix/main.cf”.
### MAMP Postfix Configuration - Start ### myorigin = johndoe.com myhostname = mailer.$myorigin smtpd_sender_restrictions = permit_inet_interfaces
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 email user account.
Add the password for your email user account.
MAMP PRO will move your existing main.cf and master.cf files to “/private/etc/postfix/MAMP_backup” when you include Postfix using the GroupStart in MAMP PRO. When you stop uncheck GroupStart your original postfix files will be moved back to “/private/etc/postfix”.
Path to Postfix log file
The path to your postfix log.