Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
The Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) Service enables IIS to be an SMTP e-mail client. This exposes the capability for a Web based application to send and receive message. Also, administrators can receive e-mail driven by events on the Web server.
The SMTP Service:
- Enables a Web site developer to program their site to send and receive SMTP e-mail messages.
- Allows for a single mail drop to let customers respond to a bulk mailing.
- Administrators can program Web Server to trigger an e-mail message when a particular event occurs.
- Supports for a single e-mail drop on the Web Server so that the Web Server can receive message sent to it.