Topic Last Modified: 2007-05-17

Mail delivery is a common feature of Internet sites. Internet messages are generally transmitted and delivered using the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). You can use Windows Server 2008 SMTP Server to configure your hardware to deliver messages over an intranet or the Internet.

SMTP Server supports basic SMTP delivery functions. It also provides features that allow you to customize your configuration to accommodate unique delivery and security requirements.

This section provides general background information about SMTP Server and contains the following topics: