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.

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How do I determine which version of IIS / ASP I’m running?

  1. If you are running Windows Server 2003, you are running IIS 6.0 / ASP 3.0 (though some people like to call this ASP 4.0).
  2. If you are running Windows XP, you are running IIS 5.1 / ASP 3.0.
  3. If you are running Windows 2000, you are running IIS 5.0 / ASP 3.0.
  4. If you are running Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 9x, you can determine which version of IIS / PWS you are running by one of the following methods: Continue reading