Configuring a Simple Mail Transfer Protocol Server

Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) is the email protocol for Internet-based messaging. Just like the built-in FTP services, the SMTP server is largely unchanged from previous versions of IIS. Unlike FTP, however, the SMTP server that has been included in IIS and the base that Exchange 2000 Server and Exchange Server 2003 is built on have a healthy set of features and excellent performance. To install the SMTP server on a Windows Server 2008 R2 computer, you must install the SMTP Server feature. When the SMTP Server feature is installed, the IIS 6.0 Management tools are also installed because they are required to perform configuration.

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