PHP Sendmail Setup with SMTP IIS and Windows Servers

iis php sendmail

Did you had problems setting up PHP on a Windows server which is running IIS and also running a SMTP server inside IIS? Have you faced problems sending mail from PHP scripts running on IIS server with IIS SMTP engine? By default IIS doesn’t allow relaying SMTP mails if it comes from 3rd party products. So this problem is related to IIS SMTP “Relay Restrictions”. Sometimes some of my clients are using PHP on windows servers using IIS 6 as the web server. In linux PHP supports native sendmail system from the OS itself. But in windows you need to tweak your way to make PHP able to send out mail from localhost. If you are a .Net developer, you might already know that from ASP.Net codes or even Classic Asp code it’s just as simple as 1,2,3 to send out email or use the IIS local SMTP server. Let me make it simple for you, so that you guys can make use of the localhost server from PHP.

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Clear All Requests Option for FaceBook


Facebook is a great social network but along with the good things some bad things also comes. Facebook is built on application framework and it’s possible to add new applications to extend your Facebook functionality. You can send a invite to join your friends to add a specific application that you’ve added and it will wait at the queue at your friends requests page. Sometimes it’s so annoying to see too many requests and all you can do to prevent that is to press ignore each one of them or go to the application and block it which is a painful process. Recently came up with their javascript based browser bookmarklet that will click on all the ignore buttons on the requests page. So now Facebook introduces “Clear All” option if you have more than 25 requests on your request page.

Too many requests?

We’ve added a “clear-all” option for when you have lots of requests waiting on your Requests page.

Well I think they shouldn’t put the option for not only for more than 25 requests but for any requests.

10 almost unknown "Google" facts

Today Google is the best search engine and other service providers around the world. My friend passed me an e-mail describing ten things that you might not know about Google. Feel free to share your thoughts.

  1. The name Google is a spelling error. The founders of the site, Larry page and Sergey Brin, thought they were going for ‘Googol.’ Googol is the mathematical term for 1 followed by 100 zeros. The term was coined by Milton Sirotta, nephew of American mathematician Edward Kasner, and was popularized in the book, Mathematics and the Imagination by Kasner and James Newman. Google’s play on the term reflects the company’s mission to organize the immense amount of information available on the web. Initially, Larry and Sergey Brin called their search engine BackRub, named for its analysis of the of the web’s “back links.” The search for a new name began in 1997, with Larry and his officemates starting a hunt for a number of possible new names for the rapidly improving search technology.
  2. The reason the Google page is so bare is because the founder didn’t know HTML and just wanted a quick interface. Due to the sparseness of the homepage, in early user tests they noted people just kept sitting staring at the screen, waiting for the rest to appear. To solve the particular problem the Google Copyright message was inserted to act as an end of page marker.
  3. Google started as a research project by Larry page and Sergey Brin when they were 24 and 23 years respectively. Google’s mission statement is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.
    The company’s first office was in a garage, in Menlo Park, California. Google’s first employee was Craig Silverstein, now Google’s director of technology.

    The basis of Google’s search technology is called PageRank that assigns an “importance” value to each page on the web and gives it a rank to determine how useful it is. However, that is not why it is called PageRank. It is actually named after Google co-founder Larry Page.

  4. Google receives about 20 million search queries each day from every part of the world, including Antarctica and Vatican.You can have the Google homepage set up in as many as 116 different languages — including Urdu, Latin, Cambodia, Tonga, and Yoruba. In fact, Google has the largest network of translators in the world.
  5. In the earliest stage of Google, there was no submit button, rather the Enter key needed to be pressed.Google has banned computer-generated search requests, which can sop up substantial system resources and help unscrupulous marketers manipulate its search rankings.
  6. The Google’s free web mail service Gmail was used internally for nearly two years prior to launch to the public. The researchers found out six types of email users, and Gmail has been designed to accommodate these six.The free e-mail service recently changed its name for new UK users. Following a trademark dispute with a London-based Independent International Investment Research, the mail account has been renamed Google Mail.
  7. It would take 5,707 years for a person to search Google’s 3 billion pages. The Google software does it in 0.5 seconds.Google Groups comprises more than 845 million Usenet messages, which is the world’s largest collection of messages or the equivalent of more than a terabyte of human conversation.
  8. The logos that appear on the Google homepage during noteworthy days and dates and important events are called Google Doodle. The company has also created an online museum where it has all the logos it has put on various occasions so far.Dennis Hwang, a Korean computer artist in the United States, is the guy behind these witty Doodles. Hwang has been drawing the face of Google for over two years.
  9. You have heard of Google Earth , but not many know there is a site called Google Moon, which maps the Lunar surface.
    Google Moon is an extension of Google Maps and Google Earth that, courtesy of NASA imagery, enables you to surf the Moon’s surface and check out the exact spots that the Apollo astronauts made their landings

    Google moon

    Google Moon

  10. Keyhole, the satellite imaging company that Google acquired in October 2004 was funded by CIA.
    Keyhole’s technology runs Google’s popular program Google Earth that allows users to quickly view stored satellite images from all around the world.



Why Geeks and Nerds Are Worth It…


This was originally listed and found at Craiglist and it’s a classic. In the wide world of dating, there are many options. Do you go for the flashy guy with the smooth smile, or the dude in the corner typing away on his laptop? The following are reasons why I think my fellow females should pay more attention to the quiet geeks and nerds, and less attention to the flashy boys. (from a girls point of view)

  1. While geeks and nerds may be awkward, they’re well-meaning 9 out of 10 times. That smooth dude with the sly grin and the spider hands? Wonder what HIS intentions are… plus, I’ve never had a geek guy not call me when he said he would. Score major points THERE.

  2. They’re useful. In this tech-savvy world, it’s great to have a b/f who can make your laptop, desktop, and just about anything else that plugs into a wall behave itself.
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How to Protect Yourself From Atom Bomb

fear of atomic bombs

While roaming through the internet found a descent article on what if the world war 3 comes upon us. Well for sure that wont be a war of machine guns or fighter planes.. Would be worse.. Maybe it'll be the warfare of nuclear bombing. Hmm.. So we might need some tips on saving ourselves from that kind of situation. Is there a way to do it? Well it's an article worth reading. Millions upon millions of the world's population today are fearful of A-bomb attack. Hanging over our heads is the atomic sword of Damocles.

Read the Entire Book , Someday It might save your life and others too 

How to Get a Temporary E-mail Address

Temporary E-mail

Maybe sometimes you need a temporary e-mail address to use for a specific period of time only. But signup for a new free e-mail address will take you sometimes and it'll refer back to your original e-mail address. Most of the free e-mail providers doesn't allow you to delete of the account. Guerrilla Mail provides you with disposable e-mail addresses which expire after 15 minutes. You can read and reply to e-mails that are sent to the temporary e-mail address within the given time frame. You can get a working temporary e-mail address less than 2 click. Yes it's true. 

It's easy and free. Guerrilla Mail

Find Default Passwords for Routers


Some of you may know routers comes with own administration panel and administration panel access requires passwords. Sometimes for security reasons we need to change the passwords. But what if you've lost the manual of the router now you can't configure it because you can't remember the default password. Well here is a site can come to your rescue. It has a large database of router vendors and you can add into it's database if you find a specific model which is not listed. Simple and easy to use interface.


Ever Look for a font that you need

betterfonts - find and download 10,000 fonts

It's been many many times i've ended up in a situation that i need a font urgently and alas i couldn't able to locate it anywhere. Many times i was looking for a descent type face or font but i can't find a neat place to find it. If you do publications, webdesign, media works definitely you'll need some fonts to make it more presentable and distinguished. Found out a site called , they are offering about 10,000 fonts for free to download and use. The site is clean and it comes with a slick font preview window for each font. Additionally you can browse the Top 500 fonts in a matter of a click.