Email Setup in Webserver

Hi All,
We have a web-application (Online booking/reservation system), which is presently hosted on our webserver in a hosting environment. One of the requirements of this application is that whenever a client makes a booking/reservation an automatic email should be sent to that client confirming the booking/reservation.
My query is "How to set-up this outgoing email functionality in the webserver".
If I need to purchase any mail servr software, I do not require any other feature of the mail server software, but just the outgoing mail for every booking/reservation.

The webserver has Windows 2003 R2 standard edition installed. We have IIS6.0 and .NET framework 2.0 for this web application, which are all configured and the project is in initial-testing phase now!

We also have MS-Exchange server 2000 software (NOT installed on the server yet). I am wondering would this exchage-2000 serve the purpose of sending emails. As I have mentioned above we do not require any other features of a typical mail server, but just outgoing/sending emails.

Could someone suggest how to setup this in our websever and would I be needing any third party software for this setup (I mean since I already have exchange server 2000, do I require something else???)

Pleae advice.............

Thanks,
nvrkakarla.
nvrkakarlaAsked:
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LeeDerbyshireConnect With a Mentor Commented:
No, SMTP can only send emails.  If you wanted to receive email (and therefore store it in some mailboxes), then you will need something else, such as Exchange.
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LeeDerbyshireCommented:
You should be able to send mail through IIS alone.  If you go into Add/Remove Programs/Windows Components , then Application Server/IIS , you will see the SMTP Service listed.  This should be all you need.  Installing Exchange would work too, but is a bit of a waste, and would take up a lot of server resources, even if you don't use the mailbox-based features.
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nvrkakarlaAuthor Commented:
Hi Lee,
Thanks for your promt reply!
Could you also suggest me, if we "Ever" wanted to recieve emails to this webserver in future, can we do that using this IIS email-setup alone (I mean without any mail server software)?
I dont think so - but just wanted to confirm?????

Cheers,
nvrkakarla
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