Using IIS7 SMTP to relay on Windows Web 2008
Posted on 2013-06-11
I build and host a variety of web applications. As you would expect most of these have scripts that result in system generated email. Historically I gave routed this through a mail account that we host on an external server, as I had previously left the relay open and found that our server was hijacked by the president of Kenya sending mass emails....
Yesterday our provider that supplies us with the external email account set in place hourly limits on the number of emails that can be sent. (The nature of our business results in a lot of subscribed to system generated emails being sent) So immediately we ran into issues...
One solution to resolve this would be to start using our IIS7 SMTP to start relaying the emails again.
So my question, is how to do this, without making the server venerable, also I probably need to have the inbox empty on a schedule..
Sorry but I probably need a dummies guide..