Wordpres sending emails using Xammp in Ubuntu

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http://stackoverflow.com – Okay, so I can't find anything that is meeting my needs. I've searched the internet far and wide. Tried everything and i'm still puzzled. I just need a simple straightforward answer. Okay so here's what i'm doing. I'm experimenting with a Wordpress site and hosting it myself. I know I shouldn't use Xammp for running a professional public site but I don't have time to set everything up and configure it. Okay so on this Wordpress site, people need to register, the system then has to send an email for them to confirm there account. So I need help setting Xammp up in UBUNTU (linux) to send an ema (HowTos)