View Full Version : How to install PEAR?
20-Nov-2009, 02:24 AM
I'm hosting the latest version of PHP on a Windows 2003/IIS 6 server and I want to try using PEAR to handle my e-mails because the exchange server resides elsewhere.
Without reservation, I can say the PEAR community takes the award for worst technical writing of all time.
Here's their download link: http://pear.php.net/package/PEAR/download
They have an Easy Install heading with a cryptic "pear install PEAR-1.9.0" underneath, but what am I supposed to do with that information? The only link that works is a Manual Installation, which I don't think I'll need.
20-Nov-2009, 04:37 AM
I've installed PEAR before, and I know what you are saying. The truth is, PEAR is not that great, or at least in my experience the mail processing seemed slow, and I'm assuming you are asking about PEAR here because you want to use it to send mail from Tectite's formmail.
There is an installer script for PEAR, and you just run it... and if you are lucky, and all the file permissions are right, it gets installed. I'm not at my work computer, or I'd give you a name for that installer file/script.
What do you plan to use PEAR for?
I know Russell has said that he might work on a way to send mail through SMTP, and don't know if that happened or not. Sendmail/mail() is obviously the easiest way to send mail.
20-Nov-2009, 06:04 AM
I'm an IIS greenhorn. Previously, I've resold hosting solutions that handled e-mails by default, but for this specific client, they wanted to host locally.
I'm running into issues with both the contact form and the subscription form, which leads me to believe the problem lies with e-mail handling.
This client's web hosting box is running IIS6 and PHP in Windows Server 2003 and is separate from their exchange server.
I put too much faith in Google, as I was unable to find any useable documents on configuring e-mail for IIS6.
20-Nov-2009, 04:12 PM
Also, the exchange server is on a different subnet than the web box.
The exchange server has web access configured (ex. mail.host.com). Can I use Outlook Web Access somehow to handle e-mail?
Here's the error I'm getting when submitting a contact form. Not sure if this contains anything helpful. Edited to retain anonymity:
Can I purchase a formmail configuration that uses outlook web mail?
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