Help required for SMTP Server Installation on Win 2008 R2 Standard Edition

By rajeevrautela ·
I am planning to install SMTP server on Windows 2008 R2 Standard Edition.
What are the major(minor as well) points which i need to take care of before installation?
please revert back as soon as you can.
Thanks in advance

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What type of SMTP server?

by netwrk_admn In reply to Help required for SMTP Se ...

Lotus, Exchange?

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Only need to send outgoing mails

by rajeevrautela In reply to What type of SMTP server?

Many thanks for your reply.
I intend only to send outgoing mails from my organization domain. Do I need to have Lotus or Exchange server?
Let me expain the situation:
I have a website, if some users logs into it and creates an account, an email notification would be sent to him.
For this, in my assumption I only need to have a SMTP server through which i can send the auto generated emails.
If I am wrong somwhere in my understanding, please do correct me.

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A couple things

by netwrk_admn In reply to Only need to send outgoin ...

If it is just for outbound emails it requires less set up, but important details to consider. Most email servers require a reverse DNS entry for the email addresses sending them emails. This means that whatever domain you are sending it from, must be associated with a correlating IP entry.

I am not familiar with any web programming API you can hook into, maybe some other professional here can assist you. I would look into free/open source SMTP servers and call to the SMTP server's IP.
Certainly not pay for Lotus or Exchange as it sounds like overkill.

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