Topic Last Modified: 2007-05-16

For the default domain, you must identify a directory in which to drop all incoming messages. The SMTP virtual server puts messages for alias domains in the Drop directory used for the default domain. You can designate any directory as the Drop directory, provided it is local to the computer for Windows Server 2008 SMTP Server, already exists, and is not already assigned as the Pickup directory. By default, the Drop directory and the Pickup directory are subdirectories of the root directory that is configured for your SMTP content.

Be sure your Drop directory is in a secure location and can only be accessed by trusted administrators. Otherwise, unauthorized users may be able to access messages in the directory.


To designate a Drop directory

  1. In the results pane, right-click the default domain, and then click Properties.

  2. In Drop directory, type the directory used to drop all incoming messages. The default location is root:\Inetpub\Mailroot\Drop. Or click Browse and select the directory. Make sure that you select the Drop directory and not the Pickup directory.