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  • it sounds silly i know but where is SMTP services in Windows 8 and i've searched for hrs on this. I notice Windows 8 IIS 8 no longer has SMTP services in the gui. Does anyone know what has replaced/augmented these services in Windows 8. I have searched and searched on the web and i can't find anything substancial on this at all.

I'm looking for whatever the native MS application is for Windows 8 to support SMTP mail.

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Seriously... this is getting downed???? Really???? It is not a component of IIS anymore and there is no documentation about SMTP server support for Windows 8. Look for yourselves folks. –  Tim Wiley Jan 27 '13 at 20:28

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I see there is a step-by-step description of how to enable SMTP in Windows 8 shown here: http://www.neatcomponents.com/enable-SMTP-in-Windows-8

It is clearly part of some support documentation for the neatComponents web development platform but it seems to answer your question pretty directly.

They are drawing a distinction between SMTP service and server, though. HTH

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As it says in your link: Note - this is an SMTP Service not Server. Emails must be sent to an operational SMTP Server for onward delivery. The OP question is not clear, as his title states 'server', but his body states 'service'. AFAIK Windows 7 doesn't come with an SMTP server. But Windows Server 2008 and 2013 do. I don't know about Windows 8. –  nl-x Dec 17 '13 at 10:57

The Microsoft SMTP/e-mail system is called Microsoft Exchange, and requires a separate licence to be purchased. If you have purchased the licence, there are download and installation instructions on the card your CoA is stuck to.

IIS (Internet Information Services) is the Microsoft web/HTTP server that comes bundled with most server versions of Windows, and has nothing to do with SMTP (though it is required for Exchange to function propperly.)

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Not true - there is a SMTP server in IIS 6 which is not related to Exchange Server microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/WindowsServer2003/Library/IIS/… –  Pete Kirkham Dec 17 '13 at 10:51
SMTP doesn't have to do with IIS, in the case that you state, SMPT is accessible via the IIS UI, but has been removed since. –  ktamlyn Jan 29 at 18:45

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