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  1. #1
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    Default Problem configuring Mercury Mail server using the book "estart your web store..."

    Hi,

    I'm having issues with testing Mecury using XAMPP - stuck on page 39. When I click send on the Mercury Mail test screen I get the message "Error! The message was not successfully sent!". I think my mercury.ini file and my httpd.conf file look okay.

    Using the following:
    xampp 1.7.3
    Windows 7 (64-bit)

    I tried re-starting xampp and the PC but to no avail. Apache seems to be working fine - I have other virtual hosts set up okay.

    Code:
    #  MERCURY.INI generated by Mercury Setup
    #
    #
    #  Sample Bindery Mode / Standalone Mode MERCURY.INI file.
    #  This sample file implements most of the possible switches for each
    #  module, but you can edit it to do less if you wish.
    #
    #  Anything after a '#' to the end of the line is a comment and
    #  is stripped out before parsing. Trailing and leading whitespace
    #  is also stripped before parsing. Many sample commands have been
    #  left in this file commented out for reference purposes.
    #
    #  Note that in general, manual modification of this file is NOT
    #  RECOMMENDED - use the Mercury "Configuration" menu to change the
    #  program's settings wherever possible.
    #
    
    [General]
    #  myname:          localhost     Canonical name for this server
    
    
    myname:          example.com	# Canonical name for this server
    timezone:        +0000    # Time Zone to add to date fields
    file_api:        1    # Use the file api instead of queues
    mailqueue:       C:\xampp\xampp\MercuryMail\QUEUE    # Where mail should be put for delivery
    smtpqueue:       C:\xampp\xampp\MercuryMail\QUEUE    # Where the SMTP client should look for mail
    newmail_path:    C:\xampp\xampp\MercuryMail\MAIL\~N    # Where to find the users' WinPMail mailboxes.
    
    [Protocols]
    C:\xampp\xampp\MercuryMail\MERCURYS.DLL
    C:\xampp\xampp\MercuryMail\MERCURYP.DLL
    C:\xampp\xampp\MercuryMail\MERCURYE.DLL
    # C:\xampp\xampp\MercuryMail\MERCURYC.DLL
    C:\xampp\xampp\MercuryMail\MERCURYD.DLL
    C:\xampp\xampp\MercuryMail\MERCURYH.DLL
    C:\xampp\xampp\MercuryMail\MERCURYF.DLL
    C:\xampp\xampp\MercuryMail\MERCURYW.DLL
    C:\xampp\xampp\MercuryMail\MERCURYX.DLL
    C:\xampp\xampp\MercuryMail\MERCURYI.DLL
    C:\xampp\xampp\MercuryMail\MERCURYB.DLL
    
    [Mercury]
    failfile:      C:\xampp\xampp\MercuryMail\MERCURY\failure.mer    # Delivery failure notification template
    confirmfile:   C:\xampp\xampp\MercuryMail\MERCURY\confirm.mer    # Delivery confirmation template
    aliasfile:     C:\xampp\xampp\MercuryMail\MERCURY\alias.mer    # System-wide alias file
    synfile:       C:\xampp\xampp\MercuryMail\MERCURY\synonym.mer    # User synonym database
    listfile:      C:\xampp\xampp\MercuryMail\MERCURY\lists.mer    # List of lists
    logfile:       C:\xampp\xampp\MercuryMail\LOGS\CORE\~y-~m-~d.log    # Traffic logging file
    # bitnethost:   cunyvm.cuny.edu      # Relay host for ".bitnet" rewrites
    logwidth:      30    # Width of address fields in logfile
    retpath:       1    # Do/Don't use 'return-path' for errors
    maxhops:       30    # Used to detect mailing loops
    gullible:      0    # If NZ, don't validate 'From' fields
    poll:          10   # Seconds between queue polling cycles
    scratch:       C:\xampp\xampp\MercuryMail\SCRATCH    # Where we can write temp files
    returnlines:   15    # How many lines of failed messages to return
    postmaster:    Admin    # NetWare UIC of postmaster
    broadcast:     1    # Yes, we want broadcast notifications, but
    receipts:      0    # ... no broadcasts for receipt confirmations
    PM_notify:     1    # Do/Don't send errors to the postmaster
    change_owner:  1    # Change message ownership to recipient
    # noticeboards: SYS:PUBLIC/NB        # Where to find Pegasus Mail noticeboards
    auto_tzone:    1    # If NZ, obtain timezone information from OS
    LogLevel:      15    # System message reporting level
    LogMax:        100    # Maximum number of system messages to store
    RetryPeriod:   30    # Period between job retries (minutes)
    MaxRetries:    16    # Maximum number of times a job can fail
    TwoPasses:     1    # If NZ, process submission queue in 2 passes
    Autoaddress:   0    # If NZ, auto-generate user addresses based on name
    Daily_exit:    0    # If NZ, auto-restart each day after maintenance
    No_Areply:     0    # If NZ, disable automatic replies system-wide
    Alt_Forward:   0    # If NZ, allow alternate forwarding specification
    Maint_hour:    2    # Hour for daily maintenance (24-hour clock)
    Maint_min:     0    # Minute for daily maintenance
    Retry_Mode:    0    # If NZ, use progressive backoff for queue retries
    Local_DSNs:    1    # If NZ generate Delivery Status for local users only
    DSN_time1:     10800    # Seconds deferred before first DSN is sent
    DSN_time2:     86400    # Seconds deferred before second DSN is sent
    DSN_time3:     259200    # Seconds deferred before third DSN is sent
    Host_in_title: 0    # If NZ, show hostname in system tray and taskbar
    Lingering:     0    # Enable or disable 'lingering mailboxes'
    Linger_Timeout: 60   # Seconds before a lingering mailbox is shut down
    Alert_Host:    notify.pmail.com    # Host to check for licensee advisories
    Alert_Interval: 720   # Frequency in minutes (min 240) for checks
    Alert_Flags:   3    # Flags controlling advisory checks
    
    [MercuryC]
    Host:             # mail mail host which relays for us
    Failfile : C:\xampp\xampp\MercuryMail\MERCURY\failure.mer
    Poll : 30
    Scratch : C:\xampp\xampp\MercuryMail\SCRATCH
    ReturnLines : 15
    Timeout : 30
    ESMTP : 1
    POP3_Auth : 0
    Logfile : C:\xampp\xampp\MercuryMail\LOGS\MERCURYC\~y-~m-~d.log
    Log_Verbose : 0
    Session_logging : C:\xampp\xampp\MercuryMail\SESSIONS\MERCURYC
    Session_logmode : 0
    
    [MercuryE]
    Session_logging : C:\xampp\xampp\MercuryMail\SESSIONS\MERCURYE
    Session_logmode : 0
    Poll : 15
    Timeout : 60
    Logfile : C:\xampp\xampp\MercuryMail\LOGS\MERCURYE\~y-~m-~d.log
    Log_Verbose : 0
    DNS_Timeout : 20
    DNS_Retries : 4
    Transcripts : 1
    MaxThreads : 10
    
    [MercuryD]
    Scratch : C:\xampp\xampp\MercuryMail\SCRATCH\MERCURYD
    Timeout : 30
    Poll : 120
    Session_logging : C:\xampp\xampp\MercuryMail\SESSIONS\MERCURYD
    Session_logmode : 0
    
    [MercuryS]
    Debug : 1
    Logfile : C:\xampp\xampp\MercuryMail\LOGS\MERCURYS\~y-~m-~d.log
    Timeout : 30
    Relay : 0
    Strict_Relay : 0
    Allow_Illegals : 0
    SMTP_Authentication : 0
    Session_logging : C:\xampp\xampp\MercuryMail\ESSIONS\MERCURYS
    Session_logmode : 0
    Compliance_Settings : 0
    Maximum_Failed_Rcpts : 4
    Max_Relay_Attempts : 4
    SSL_Mode : 0
    ST_Blacklisting : 288
    No_VRFY : 0
    SMTP_ConnFlags : 0
    
    [MercuryP]
    Scratch : C:\xampp\xampp\MercuryMail\SCRATCH\MercuryP
    Logfile : C:\xampp\xampp\MercuryMail\LOGS\MERCURYP\~y-~m-~d.log
    Stack : 32768
    Mark_Read : 1
    SSL_Mode : 0
    Login_Disabled : 0
    UIDL_nul_list : 1
    New_UIDs : 1
    No_NUL_passwords : 1
    Session_logging : C:\xampp\xampp\MercuryMail\SESSIONS\MERCURYP
    Session_logmode : 0
    Timeout : 60
    
    [MercuryX]
    Cmd_Wait: 1
    IE4_Dialling: 0
    Use_ETRN: 0
    Clients_only: 0
    Drain_queues: 1
    Sunday: 0000,0000,0,0,0,0
    Monday: 0000,0000,0,0,0,0
    Tuesday: 0000,0000,0,0,0,0
    Wednesday: 0000,0000,0,0,0,0
    Thursday: 0000,0000,0,0,0,0
    Friday: 0000,0000,0,0,0,0
    Saturday: 0000,0000,0,0,0,0
    
    [Domains]
    localhost: localhost
    localhost: [127.0.0.1]
    
    example.com: example.com
    
    [Maiser]
    Maiser:          Maiser   # 'Username' of mail server account
    Helpfile:        C:\xampp\xampp\MercuryMail\MERCURY\maiser.hlp   # Help sent on failed maiser requests
    Lookupfile:      C:\xampp\xampp\MercuryMail\MERCURY\maiser.lkp   # Format file for the 'lookup' command
    Send_dir:        C:\xampp\xampp\MercuryMail\MERCURY\SENDABLE   # Directory for the 'send' command
    Logfile:         C:\xampp\xampp\MercuryMail\LOGS\MAISER\~y-~m-~d.log   # Mail server log file
    Notify:          C:\xampp\xampp\MercuryMail\MERCURY\TMP   # Dir. for pending 'notify' commands
    NoList:          N   # If 'Y', disable the 'list' command
    Local_only:      Y   # If 'Y', local 'notify' commands only
    
    [MercuryH]
    Logfile : C:\xampp\xampp\MercuryMail\LOGS\MERCURYH\~y-~m-~d.log
    Timeout : 30
    
    [MercuryI]
    Scratch : C:\xampp\xampp\MercuryMail\SCRATCH\MERCURYI
    Logfile : C:\xampp\xampp\MercuryMail\LOGS\MERCURYI\~y-~m-~d.log
    Timeout : 120
    Server_Port : 143
    Charset : ISO-8859-1
    Session_logging : C:\xampp\xampp\MercuryMail\SESSIONS\MERCURYI
    Session_logmode : 0
    Idle_Timeout : 1800
    SSL_Mode : 0
    Login_Disabled : 0
    No_NUL_passwords : 1
    
    [MercuryB]
    Scratch : C:\xampp\xampp\MercuryMail\SCRATCH\MERCURYB
    Logfile : C:\xampp\xampp\MercuryMail\LOGS\MERCURYB\~y-~m-~d.log
    Timeout : 120
    Server_Port : 2224
    Session_logging : C:\xampp\xampp\MercuryMail\SESSIONS\MERCURYB
    Session_logmode : 0
    Idle_Timeout : 1800
    
    [Groups]
    
    [Rewrite]
    
    [Statistics]
    StatFlags:    0  # Statistical reporting settings
    STF_Hours:    24  # How often to write stat log files
    STM_Hours:    24  # How often to e-mail stat log files

    Any help much appreciated as always!

    Cheers,
    Adam.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Problem configuring Mercury Mail server using the book "estart your web store..."

    Hi ajhb,

    If you are looking to work with Mercury, do consider using the XAMPP version highlighted in the book instead. This is because there have been quite a number of changes to MercuryMail and other bundled software since newer XAMPP's versions were released. You will need to search through various posts in the forums to find a solution that will apply to your problem(s)

    Alternatively, you can skip the Mercury configuration altogether as it is not integral to the functioning of a Zen Cart site. This saves you time and trouble as you will need to re-configure your Zen Cart email settings (covered in Chapter 4) after you move your store to your web host anyway. Just set "Send Emails" to false under Configuration > E-mail Options when running Zen Cart on XAMPP without Mercury.

    Lastly, do remember to go through the various Errata, Gotchas, and Updates (includes free 1.3.9f PDF update) section on our site too. Those sections can be accessed via the Book Support side-box on our site.
    Goh Koon Hoek, author of "e-Start Your Web Store with Zen Cart".
    Printed book: www.lulu.com/content/10576284
    Electronic book and Errata: www.cucumbermedia.com/store

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    Default Re: Problem configuring Mercury Mail server using the book "estart your web store..."

    Thanks Canopy, I've been rooting around the support forum for a while and have found some useful tips regarding the install (I already have a functioning site but need a new development environment as I have a new PC - but it's two years since I installed originally and I've forgotten how to do everything). Good to come back to your book though, I only just remembered I had it - proven very useful again - thanks!

    As per your advice I'll probably just skip the mail section, everything else is now working thanks to the 1.3.8a patches I found to get it working with PHP 5.3 - they saved me the headache of upgrading for now.

    Now just need to import my actual site...

    Cheers,
    Adam.

 

 

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