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      10-25-2004
Hi all,
I know this question is stupid. But i need some advice for this. I
am trying to develop a website, which will allow the user send to order form
to the admin email. I am planning to use the CDONTS component method.
Can I just to localhost server to test, whether the form can be send
up to the admin's email. Or I must have the Hosting server to do that. Can
Anyone suggest me, how to I test my scripts can be successfully run (at
localhost), before I host it on the Web Servers.

Regards,
C.K.


 
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Egbert Nierop \(MVP for IIS\)
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      10-25-2004
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> Hi all,
> I know this question is stupid. But i need some advice for this. I
> am trying to develop a website, which will allow the user send to order
> form
> to the admin email. I am planning to use the CDONTS component method.


Please don't use CDO (cdosys.dll) which is default while CDONTS is
obsoleted.

> Can I just to localhost server to test, whether the form can be
> send
> up to the admin's email. Or I must have the Hosting server to do that. Can


you'll need a local SMPT server or you configure CDO to use a remote server.

> Anyone suggest me, how to I test my scripts can be successfully run (at
> localhost), before I host it on the Web Servers.
>
> Regards,
> C.K.
>
>


 
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      10-25-2004
Hi Egbert Nierop,
Thanks for your information. Can you do me one
more favour. Do you have any information about to setup and configure the
SMTP? I am a newbie to asp. Thanks for your help.

Regards,
C.K.

"Egbert Nierop (MVP for IIS)" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
message news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> "CK" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > Hi all,
> > I know this question is stupid. But i need some advice for this.

I
> > am trying to develop a website, which will allow the user send to order
> > form
> > to the admin email. I am planning to use the CDONTS component method.

>
> Please don't use CDO (cdosys.dll) which is default while CDONTS is
> obsoleted.
>
> > Can I just to localhost server to test, whether the form can be
> > send
> > up to the admin's email. Or I must have the Hosting server to do that.

Can
>
> you'll need a local SMPT server or you configure CDO to use a remote

server.
>
> > Anyone suggest me, how to I test my scripts can be successfully run (at
> > localhost), before I host it on the Web Servers.
> >
> > Regards,
> > C.K.
> >
> >

>



 
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"Egbert Nierop (MVP for IIS)" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
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> "CK" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> Hi all,
>> I know this question is stupid. But i need some advice for this.
>> I
>> am trying to develop a website, which will allow the user send to order
>> form
>> to the admin email. I am planning to use the CDONTS component method.

>
> Please don't use CDO (cdosys.dll) which is default while CDONTS is
> obsoleted.


Sorry, typo!

Please don't use CDONTS, use CDO(cdosys.dll) which is default on win2k and
better while CDONTS is
obsoleted.
see for good samples http://www.aspfaq.com

 
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"CK" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Hi Egbert Nierop,
> Thanks for your information. Can you do me one
> more favour. Do you have any information about to setup and configure the
> SMTP? I am a newbie to asp. Thanks for your help.


Just use the defaults and be sure that your SMTP server can access any valid
DNS server.

It's not that difficult
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=816121

Knowledge Base

HOW TO: Set Up and Configure an SMTP Virtual Server in Windows Server
2003PSS ID Number: 816121
Article Last Modified on 3/1/2004


The information in this article applies to:


Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003, Standard Edition
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003, Premium Edition



For a Microsoft Windows 2000 version of this article, see 308161.
IN THIS TASK
SUMMARY

Install Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) and Microsoft SMTP
Service
Configure the SMTP Virtual Server
Assign an IP Address
Configure the Default Domain
Enable Transaction Logging
Set Relay Restrictions
Set Up a Smart Host
Troubleshoot
REFERENCES
SUMMARY
This step-by-step article describes how to set up a Simple Mail Transfer
Protocol (SMTP) virtual server on a Windows Server 2003-based computer.

Microsoft SMTP Service uses the Internet-standard SMTP to transport and
deliver mail messages. Microsoft SMTP Service does not support the use of
individual mailboxes. The service places incoming messages in a Drop folder
or forwards them to other SMTP servers (if the message is addressed to a
remote domain). This feature allows Microsoft SMTP Service to be used as a
mail receiver for other programs.

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Install Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) and Microsoft SMTP
Service
Because Microsoft SMTP Service is a component of Microsoft Internet
Information Services (IIS), you must install IIS to use Microsoft SMTP
Service. To install IIS and Microsoft SMTP service, follow these steps:
Click Start, point to Control Panel, and then click Add or Remove Programs.
Click Add/Remove Windows Components.
In the Windows Components Wizard, click Internet Information Services (IIS),
and then click Details.
Click to select the following check boxes:
Common Files
Internet Services Manager (HTML)
SMTP Service
World Wide Web Server
Click to select any other components that you want.
Click OK two times, click Next, and then click Finish to close the Windows
Components Wizard.
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Configure the SMTP Virtual Server
When you install Microsoft SMTP Service, a default SMTP virtual server is
created to handle basic mail delivery functions. The SMTP virtual server is
automatically configured with default settings that enable it to accept
local client computer connections and to process messages. You can either
accept the default settings or change the SMTP virtual server configuration.
You can configure the SMTP virtual server to meet your messaging
requirements. This article describes basic configuration and security
settings that you may want to consider using.

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Assign an IP Address
To assign an IP address to your SMTP virtual server, follow these steps:
Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then
click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
Right-click Default SMTP Virtual Server, and then click Properties.
Click the General tab.
If you want the SMTP virtual server to respond to connection requests for
all IP addresses that are configured on the computer, click to select (All
Unassigned) in the IP address box. (This is the default setting.)
If you want to assign a specific IP address to the SMTP virtual server,
click the IP address that you want to use in the IP address box.
If you want to assign additional IP addresses to the virtual server, click
Advanced, click Add, specify the IP address and the Transmission Control
Protocol (TCP) port number, and then click OK three times.

Note The default TCP port is 25.
Click OK.
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Configure the Default Domain
SMTP virtual servers must have one local default domain. The default domain
is used to stamp messages from addresses that do not contain a domain. By
default, the name that you specify on the Network Identification tab of the
System tool in Control Panel is used as the default domain name.

All incoming mail messages that are designated for the default domain are
placed in the Drop folder. By default, the Drop folder is located in the
Inetpub\Mailroot folder.

To change the location of the Drop folder, follow these steps:
Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then
click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
Double-click Default SMTP Virtual Server, and then click Domains.
In the right pane, right-click the default domain, and then click
Properties.
Click Browse, locate and select a folder that you want to use for your Drop
folder, and then click OK two times.

Note You must put the Drop folder in a folder on the local computer where
Microsoft SMTP Service is installed.
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Enable Transaction Logging
Log files keep a record of all the messages that are received and sent on
your computer. To turn on logging, follow these steps:
Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then
click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
Right-click Default SMTP Virtual Server, and then click Properties.
Click the General tab, and then click to select the Enable logging check
box.
In the Active log format box, click the log format that you want to record
information in. The default log format is W3C Extended Log File Format.
Click Properties.
Specify the settings that you want to use. You can specify settings to
include the logging time period and the location and name of the log file.
Click OK two times.
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Set Relay Restrictions
By default, all computers are denied relay access. Microsoft SMTP Service
does not allow computers to relay unwanted mail through the virtual server.
All computers are denied relay access except those that meet the
authentication requirements that are specified in the Authentication box on
the Access tab. If your virtual server is on the Internet, Microsoft
recommends that you do not grant relay access. If you do, unsolicited mail
may be propagated. To grant or deny permissions to relay messages through
the SMTP virtual server, follow these steps:
Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then
click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
Right-click Default SMTP Virtual Server, and then click Properties.
Click the Access tab.
Under Relay restrictions, click Relay, and then do one of the following:
Click Only the list below.
Click All except the list below.
Click Add.
Click the settings that you want to use, add the computers, the group of
computers, or the domain that you want to specify as exceptions to the
access setting that you selected in step 4, and then click OK three times.
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Set Up a Smart Host
If you want to designate another SMTP server to handle all outgoing
messages, you can set up a smart host to perform this task. After you set up
the smart host, all outgoing messages that are designated for remote domains
are routed through it. To configure a smart host, follow these steps:
Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then
click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
Right-click Default SMTP Virtual Server, and then click Properties.
Click the Delivery tab, and then click Advanced.
In the Smart host box, type either the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) or
the IP address of the smart host server.

If you type an IP address, enclose the address in brackets (for example,
[192.168.188.228]). This may improve performance because Microsoft SMTP
Service does not perform name resolution.
If you want Microsoft SMTP Service to try to deliver the remote messages
directly before it forwards them to the smart host, click to select the Try
to direct delivery before sending to smart host check box. (By default, this
check box is not selected.)
Click OK two times.
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Troubleshoot
Issue: Messages are not sent to the Drop folder. This issue may occur
because of either of the following conditions:
The path of the Drop folder is incorrect.

To troubleshoot this issue, follow these steps:
Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then
click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
Double-click Default SMTP Virtual Server, and then click Domains.
In the right pane, right-click the default domain, and then click
Properties.
In the Drop directory box, verify that the path of the Drop folder is valid.
Either the Drop folder or the hard disk where the Drop folder is located is
full.

To troubleshoot this issue, free hard disk space in either the Drop folder
or on the hard disk where the Drop folder is located. For additional
information about how to troubleshoot Microsoft SMTP Service, click the
following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge
Base:
323358 HOW TO: Troubleshoot a Web Server in Windows Server 2003


For additional information about how to test Microsoft SMTP Service, click
the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft
Knowledge Base:
323350 HOW TO: Test SMTP Services Manually in Windows Server 2003
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REFERENCES
For additional information about how to set SMTP security options, click the
following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge
Base:
324285 HOW TO: Set SMTP Security Options in Windows Server 2003
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