Step-by-Step: Setting up IIS 5.1 on Windows XP Professional - SMTP Server
September 4, 2005

Continued from IIS 5.1 - The FTP Server Configuration

The SMTP service.  In Internet Information Services, click on "Default SMTP Virtual Server" to see the status of your FTP server.


Email!  Before the email will work correctly, we must setup a few things. 

Click on "Default SMTP Virtual Server" and then click on "Domains".  Right click on "Domains" and select "New" -> "Domain" 


A wizard pops up and then you should click on "Alias" then "Next". 


Type in the domain name that the email server should respond to.  In my case, it's "".  Click "Finish". 


Right click on "Default SMTP Virtual Server" then select "Properties".  Most of these functions depend on what your needs are.  You can simply experiment with the settings and keep sending email to yourself to see if the changes work for you. 

Tab: General 

Tab: Access

  • You may have to play with the "Relay" settings to allow computers on your network to use the SMTP server to relay mail out.  Make sure you check these settings carefully since you don't want to be an open relay for spam.


Tab: Messages 


Tab: Delivery 


Tab: LDAP Routing 


Tab: Security 


All your email gets send to c:\Inetpub\mailroot\Drop.  You can make a shortcut on your desktop to this directory to read your email. 

This guide just showed you how to get the site up and running, but you will have to spend time exploring the different options to get the Internet Service to do what you want it to do. 

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