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Microsoft® IIS 6.0 Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Chapter 10. Configuring and Maintaining E-Mail Services

E-mail services are an important part of most Internet, intranet, and extranet server operations. Often, you’ll find that applications installed on a server generate e-mails that need to be delivered or users connected to a server need to be able to send or receive e-mail. Microsoft Windows Server 2003 ships with several components that make this possible, including Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) and Post Office Protocol 3 (POP3).

SMTP is used to transfer and route e-mail messages. SMTP is available for installation as a component of Internet Information Services (IIS). Most organizations use the SMTP features in IIS to send e-mail rather than to allow World Wide Web servers to receive ...

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