Hello everyone, I don't know where to post this, so please forgive me.

Until today I have never heard about a script or application called PEAR.
Last I know PEAR was something you eat!

I have been using XAMPP 1.7.1 for local testing. Now I need to have PEAR because I have to run an e-mail/log in system that processes e-mail.

Since I don't know what PEAR is and how to install it, I am completely at a stand still or dead end.

I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium and Dreamweaver CS3 with XAMPP 1.7.1.

I have read the PEAR manual but don't really get it.

Is there any tutorials/help or any body that can spare me some information to get this thing running. Anything at all for the novice.

I have tried all I can, the truth is I don't know what the hell I'm dong.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks everyone.