Here is my setup:
I have installed XAMPP as Administrator and am running it as Administrator. I have an entry in my Windows 7 hosts file listing "127.0.0.1 rainbow.com" as the fictitious domain which I am using on my development machine. I configured an admin user in the BitNami Magento module for XAMPP named firstname.lastname@example.org . I have added this user in Mercury via:
XAMPP Mercury Admin Button -> Configuration menu title -> Manage Local Users...
and added email@example.com using a specific "Mail Password" and "APOP Secret".
I have installed Mozilla Thunderbird.
Here is what's not working:
When I send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org from Magento's forgotten password recovery in the admin panel, I don't see it in Mercury? What should I do?
In Mozilla Thunderbird I see Tools -> Account Settings... and Tools -> Options... as these seem to be the places where I configure Thunderbird. I have inserted my email address under Options... and set the server name to rainbow.com in Options... -> Server Settings.
However I don't see where I insert the "Mail Password" and "APOP Secret" in Thunderbird. In fact, I do not see anywhere any configurable settings for POP3; I only see IMAP configuration settings. So when I try to send mail via Thunderbird, I get the following error message:
"An error occurred while sending mail. The mail server responded: Service not available, closing channel.. Please verify that your email address is correct in your Mail preferences and try again."
All I have in my inbox is a message saying "Welcome to Pegasus Mail!" from David Harris. I thought Prgasus was a client like Thunderbird, and that Mercury (not Pegasus) was the mail server, where have I gone wrong?
When I close the window entitled Mercury/32 which I opened via the Admin button in the Mercury row in XAMPP Control Panel v.3.2.1, by clicking the x on the upper right hand corner of the window, Mercury crashes with the messages:
18:46:55 [mercury] Status change detected: stopped 18:46:55 [mercury] Error: Mercury shutdown unexpectedly. 18:46:55 [mercury] This may be due to a blocked port, missing dependencies, 18:46:55 [mercury] improper privileges, a crash, or a shutdown by another method. 18:46:55 [mercury] Press the Logs button to view error logs and check 18:46:55 [mercury] the Windows Event Viewer for more clues 18:46:55 [mercury] If you need more help, copy and post this 18:46:55 [mercury] entire log window on the forums
Why should closing the admin window make Mercury stop, and then crash in the manner?
I am trying to use Mercury to test email features before going live, but am unable even to send a simple email to myself and view it in Thunderbird. Any help with this is sincerely appreciated.