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Question on configuring IIS Default SMTP Virtual Server Smart Host

I have a general question on configuring the IIS Default SMTP Virtual Server.  My question is spcifically in the following area:

Go to IIS, Select SMTP Default Virtual Server, Right Click and go to Properties, Click on the Delivery Tab, and then click on advanced.

Here are the questions - In the fully-qualified comain name field we have entered our domain name:
1) Do we have to use a Smart host?
2) If we use a smart host does the smart host ip address have to be that of the domain name entered above - or is this a conflict?
3) If we use a msart host then does that have to be a host of ip other than our domain from which our emails are going out?

PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS IF YOU ARE GUESSING - I NEED ADVICE FROM SOMEONE WHO KNOW THIS AREA INSIDE OUT.
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digraj
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digraj
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ajarveyCommented:
1) You do not need to use a smart host. A smart host would simply accept the mail to deliver itself, as opposed to that SMTP virtual server delivering messages directly.

2) No, that is not required. Your smart host would need to be configured to allow relay from the SMTP server you're configuring right now.

3) Explained between 1 & 2 above.

if you have any other questions, just let me know. Take care!
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