IIS SMTP Virtual Server Component No Longer Supported

Please consider this a quick PSA (Public Service Announcement) as it is still common that I run into environments with the IIS SMTP service still running and processing mail.

While the component has had a long and interesting life, it is now unsupported as it is tied to the support lifecycle of Windows Server 2003.

For more details and information please see:

How to: Install and Configure SMTP Virtual Servers in IIS 6.0

IIS SMTP Component Not Supported




Rhoderick Milne [MSFT]

One Comment

  1. The only thing you (MS) will achieve with that, is us moving to linux. Who would want to change one SMTP service, a small windows component, for a giant Exchange server with lots of services and why?
    Is it really that hard for a corporation as big as MS to keep such an easy component in support lifecycle?

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