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Are there any free SMTP mail servers that run on Windows?

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Microsoft provides SMTP services:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308161

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Mercury Mail Transport

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Better yet, hMail:

http://www.hmailserver.com/

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Mercury/32 (a.k.a. Mercury Mail Transport) has equivalent functionality to hMail without the SQL database requirements. –  user48838 Nov 6 '10 at 9:11

Install the SMTP Feature on any Windows 2008 system and you have a fully funtional SMTP Server.

If you are using Windows 2003 then you install the same service through Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel and go to the "Add/Remove Windows Components" tab. From there you will find it under "Application Server -> Internet Inforamtion Services (IIS) -> SMTP"

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Thanks, I would have thought it would have been under email services, though –  Casebash Nov 15 '10 at 23:33

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