Step-by-Step: Setting up IIS 5.0 on Windows 2000 Professional - Email Server
Updated: February 20, 2001

Continued from IIS 5.0 - FTP Server Configuration

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

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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