Topic Last Modified: 2007-05-16

Windows Server 2008 SMTP Server uses the Internet-standard Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) to transport and deliver messages based on specifications in Request for Comments (RFC) 2821 and RFC 2822. It also includes enhancements that build upon the basic delivery functions of the protocol. There are options available that give you control over the routing and delivery of messages, and that provide secure communications.

For help with specific tasks, see SMTP Server Procedures.

For general background information, see SMTP Server Concepts.

For information about how to monitor performance, see SMTP Server Maintenance.

For problem-solving instructions, see SMTP Server Troubleshooting.

For information about the tabs and properties in the SMTP Server user interface, see Help Reference.