(complete PHP/Server-side n00b here)

Hi there

I'm coding PHP on Mac OSX 10.5 (Leopard) with the latest version of XAMPP (1.0.1) and I'm having trouble to see why my mail(); won't work. The code seems valid in every way, and it even loads the success statement which its instructed to echo when the function is complete. My only guess is that there is a setting somewhere in XAMPP that is stopping the mail(); from working.

Any ideas as to what to do? Everything in XAMPP is at its default settings, if that is any help.

Everything is newly installed and at its default including the php.ini file.

here is what the current settings are (php.ini) :

PHP Code:
 // default, untouched.
[mail function]
; For 
Win32 only.
SMTP localhost

; For Win32 only.
sendmail_from me@example.com

; For Unix only.  You may supply arguments as well (default: "sendmail -t -i").
I am running this server locally and just want to test my contact form and a newsletter subscription form.

Any ideas as to what I should do?