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???)