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

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Starting, Stopping, and Pausing E-Mail Services

As an administrator, you’ll often have to start, stop, or pause e-mail services. You can manage e-mail services directly through the Computer Management console or the Services utility. The services you want to work with are:

  • Microsoft POP3 Service, to control POP3 e-mail services for e-mail storage and receipt

  • Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), to control e-mail transfer and routing

When you control e-mail services at this level, you’re controlling all virtual servers and e-mail domains that use the service. For example, if a system manages e-mail for two domains and you stop the Microsoft POP3 Service, both domains are stopped and e-mail can’t be received or retrieved. An alternative to stopping ...

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