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Set up a SMTP server (II6 and IIS5.1)

How to configure the SMTP service in IIS5.1 and IIS6


SMTP Properties

Load IIS MMC, (Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Internet Information Services)
Right click Default SMTP Virtual Server and choose Properties.
Property sheet - Access tab
This screen shows the access tab.


Click Delivery Tab, and the Advanced button:
Delivery Tab

The Fully-qualified domain name can be 127.0.0.1, or the name of your computer. A dot is not required.

The Smart Host should be your ISP mail server.

Click OK when finished


Click the Access Tab, and the Connection button
Access -> Connection Screen

This screen allows/disallows computers to access the server. Grant access to 127.0.0.1, and to the rest of your local network , if desired. Do not grant access to any other IP addresses/ranges.

Click OK when finished.


On Access Tab, Click Relay button
Access -> Relay

This screen allows/disallows relaying. This is very important disallowing relaying blocks potential spammers.

Select Only the list below. Do not add any IP addresses unless you know the risks regarding relaying and spammers.

Click OK when finished.


Click the OK button on the tabbed Properties screen. The remaining properties may be left with the default settings.


Next: Domains

Set up domains for the SMTP service. The service will intercept any emails for these domains and place the files in the folder: [drive]:\Inetpub\Mailroot\Drop