How to setup your own smtp mail server in windows xp

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.

For More Details, please see this Microsoft article : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308161

 

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