Sometimes it becomes very important to set SMPT server on windows server to send bulk mail. It can be applicable if you want to run a web hosting company or if you are a mail marketer. There is some free SMPT server like GMAIL, Hotmail etc.But you can send only 50 to 100 mails using these free SMPT server. For a Email marketer, it is too low. In this case, the best way to use a SMPT server is to setup your own SMPT server. It is very easy to set Windows SMPT server. Here is a tutorial to set SMPT server on Windows server 2008 R2
Windows SMPT server Setup
What you need:
- Windows server 2008 R2
- Follow the tutorial
Install windows SMPT server
Step 1: Go to Start > Administrative Tools > Server Manager
Step 2: Right click on Features.Click Add Feature
Step 3: check SMPT server and click Next
Step 4: Click on Add Required Role Services
Step 4: In the Confirmation section,click Install
The installation process is complete.However,you need to configure SMPT server Now
Step 5: Click Start > Administrative Tools > Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager 6.
Step 6: Right click on SMPT Server and Click on Properties
Step 7: Click on Access
Step 8: Click Authentication and check Anonymous access,then click on OK button
Step 9: Go Back to Access and click on Connection. Select Only the list below and add 127.0.0.1 as IP address.Then click OK.
You are done.Now restart your server and use your mailing software to send mail.Remember use 127.0.0.1 as SMPT server and 25 as port.