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I am trying to setup an mail server without using my ISP's server on my local machine. I found that microsoft IIS can provide this facility but I am no getting the right way to do this.
I also want that every computer in my LAN can connect to my SMTP server to send email to internet. What properties should I set in the properties field of SMTP Virtual server and also the settings of email client.
I am using xp professionnal, IIS 6.0 and microsoft outlook. Please guide me in this issue.

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Unless you have a a "business" account with your ISP this is probably not allowed, and any emails you try to send will possibly be blocked. – Nifle Jul 10 '12 at 10:21
ok. but can I send mail locally in my lan like we do in internet. – Deb Jul 10 '12 at 10:28
Yes you can, what you do on your own lan is entirely up to you. – Nifle Jul 10 '12 at 11:01
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See this article & references at the end:

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Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – Ivo Flipse Jul 10 '12 at 11:44
@Ivo Flipse: What about copyright issues and size issues? While I understand the desire, unfortunately I don't think it's always practical (or legal). – martineau Jul 10 '12 at 15:56
Then you resort to paraphrasing or summarizing the steps, but only posting a link would mean link rot would render the answer completely useless @martineau – Ivo Flipse Jul 10 '12 at 15:57

Steps to install the SMTP server

  1. Firstly, from the Start menu, click Control Panel.

  2. Go to Add or Remove Programs.

  3. From the left pane, click Add/Remove Windows Components.

  4. From the Components list, click Application Server, and then click Details.

  5. From the Sub components of Application Server list, click Internet Information Services (IIS), and then click Details.

  6. From the Sub components of Internet Information Services (IIS) list, select the SMTP Service check box.

  7. Click OK.

  8. Click Next. You might be prompted for the Windows Server 2003 family CD or the network install path.

  9. Click Finish.

To configure global SMTP settings

  1. In IIS Manager, expand the local computer, right-click Default SMTP Virtual Server, and click Properties.
  2. Change the default settings on the property pages as needed. For information about individual settings, click Help.

To configure SMTP virtual server components settings

  1. In IIS Manager, expand the local computer, expand Default SMTP Virtual Server, right-click the component you want to configure, and click Properties.
  2. Change the default settings on the property pages as needed.
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These instructions don't work for Windows XP. – Kenny Evitt Aug 5 '14 at 0:33

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