Installation and Configuration of the Windows Server 2008 SMTP Server Feature

Installing the SMTP Server Feature on Windows 2008 is an easy process requiring only few steps to complete. In this article I will describe the step by step configuration and installation of the SMTP Server feature and how to enable the smtp to relay from the local server.

Step 1:
Opening Server Manager Console and under Features select Add Features


Step 2:
Selecting SMTP Server option


Step 3:
Click on Install wait until finish and click close


Step 4:
Waiting for installation to finish and clicking on Close


Step 5:
Opening IIS 6.0 Manager under Administrative Tools -> Internet Information Services 6.0


Step 6:
Under [SMTP Virtual Server] right mouse click and choose properties

Step 7:
Select Relay under Access Tab

Step 8:
Select Only the list below and click on Add button

Step 9:
Enter IP Address for relay

Step 10:
Sending a manual email through telnet to confirm everything working successfully.Telnet localhost 25 or telnet yourpublicip 25 and make sure you open the specific port on your firewall to be available to public. To end message hit ENTER then a period then hit ENTER again

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