HOW TO CONFIGURE THE SMTP RELAY IN IIS7 – SERVER 2008

Installing the STMP Service

  • From your Server Manager right click on features and click on Add Features menu
  • Select SMTP Server and click next
  • Click on Add required role services (This will also install IIS6.0 Manager which is mandatory for SMTP service)
  • Click Next
  • Check whether IIS 6 metabase compatibility and IIS6 management console is checked

  • Click Next and Click Install

Configuring SMTP Service

  • From Administrative Tools run IIS6 Manager
  • Click on SMTP Server Properties

  • In the General tab select the IP address of your SMTP Server from the drop down list

  • Go to Access Tab and click on Relay button
  • Select Only the list below option and add 127.0.0.1 as IP Address and click OK

  • Right click on domain and click on new Domain

  • Select domain type as Remote and click next

  • Specify a Name and click Finish
  • Go to the properties of that newly created domain
  • Enter your mail server FQDN or IP (in between [ ]) in the Forward all mail to smart host field
  • Click on Outbound Security –> Select Anonymous access and check TLS encryption
  • Click Ok
  • Restart SMTP Service

Test SMTP

  • Create a text file name – email.txt
  • Paste the below line and copy it in C:\inetpub\mailroot\pickup (Or your SMTP pickup) folder

From: [email protected]
To: [email protected]
Subject: Email test- Blog

This is the test body of the email

  • Check whether you got that mail

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