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Adobe ColdFusion 8 Web Application Construction Kit, Volume 1: Getting Started by Charlie Arehart, Raymond Camden, Ben Forta

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Specifying a Mail Server in the Administrator

Before you can actually use the <cfmail> tag to send email messages, you need to specify a mail server in the ColdFusion Administrator. This is the mail server with which ColdFusion will interact to actually send the messages generated by your templates.

To set up ColdFusion to send email, follow these steps:

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If you don’t know it already, find out the host name or IP address for the SMTP mail server ColdFusion should use to send messages. Usually, this is the same server your normal email client program (Outlook Express, Eudora, and so on) uses to send your own mail, so you typically can find the host name or IP address somewhere in your mail client’s Settings or Preferences. Often, the host ...

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