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How can we get SMTP to work on Windows 7 (Development Environment) as we used to just be able to turn it on for a windows XP box. Disappointed smile

SMTP isn't included in Windows 7 by default. But you can install Remote Server Administration Tools that includes SMTP Server Tools for Windows 7. It enables IT administrators to manage roles and features that are installed on remote computers that are running Windows Server 2008 R2 but it can be installed ONLY on computers that are running the Enterprise, Professional, or Ultimate editions of Windows 7.

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First install Remote Server Administration Tools, and then upgrade to Service Pack 1 as it CANNOT BE INSTALLED on computers that are running Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP1).

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Download http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7d2f6ad7-656b-4313-a005-4e344e43997d

For configuring SMTP E-mail IIS 7, please refer to: Configure SMTP E-mail (IIS 7)

Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 10:23 PM | Back to top


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Thanks for the article. But I am unable to send email from IIS 7.0. Under the same configuration I can send mail using IIS 6.0 whereas IIS 7.0 telling "Failure Sending Mail".

Any Idea?

Thanks in advance.
Left by Sultan on Mar 21, 2011 10:12 PM

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First check if SMTP is running or not.
Then, Check using telnet to verify if send email works or not.
See http://geekswithblogs.net/ferdous/archive/2010/12/13/smtp-exception-550-5.7.1-unable-to-relay.aspx (How to send email using telnet )
Left by Admin on Mar 22, 2011 12:07 AM

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procedure for configuration of SMTP server in window 7
Left by saikumari on Feb 04, 2012 12:24 PM

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how to configure smtp server in window7 ultimate
Left by siyamala on Apr 19, 2012 5:39 PM

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How can we get SMTP to work on Windows 7 ultimate
Left by devi on Apr 19, 2012 6:44 PM

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problem with smtp configuration
Left by anynomous on Apr 30, 2012 2:40 PM

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I was able to successfully install the Remote Server Administration Tools on Win7 Ultimate with SP1 already installed.
Left by Dave Black on Aug 13, 2012 9:18 PM

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I've installed the Remote Administration Tools on my Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1 machine. I don't see the SMTP service. This seems to make sense though since the Remote Administration Tools would seem to allow only "remote administration" of servers which have these features installed - the tools themselves wouldn't actually install the SMTP service locally to a Win7 machine.

It looks like I'll have to use a 3rd party SMTP server.

Am I missing something?
Left by Dave Black on Aug 13, 2012 9:41 PM

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I installed the Remote Admin tools, and do see SMTPMail.vshost.exe *32 as a process showing up under task manager on Windows 7 (64-bit)
Left by Marty Mazurik on Oct 22, 2012 11:48 PM

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Dave - Look for Featured Admin Tools under Redmote Server Admin tools.. you should see SMTP tools under that.
Left by Subbu on Jan 18, 2013 4:39 AM

# SMTP Setup for Windows 7
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Hi:

I have a module that sends out emails via SMTP port 587. This works fine on my home machine.

Bu the same code fails on my corporate laptop on which I am logged in as a user wo is part of the Administrators group.

If I do telnet smtp.1and1.com 587, I get a failure.

But I do have a profile added to my Outlook and Outlook is able to send messages using that service.

I am stumped and any advice you can give will be much appreciated.
Left by Venkat Venkataramanan on Jan 31, 2013 1:05 AM

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i do not see any SMTP in r AdmistativeTools -> Remote Server Adminitration tool what is the name of the services I cannot find it after instalaltion and activation in services..
Left by anonym on May 21, 2013 11:35 PM

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ASP.NET has to be installed. Go to control panel -> Turn windows features on and off -> Internet Information Services -> World Wide Web Service -> Application Development Features -> ASP.NET
Left by RWLA on Jun 14, 2013 3:31 AM

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I downloaded and installed this software from this link: "http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=7887". then in windows features I checked "smtp server tools" as I only need IIS smtp on my windows 7 with service pack1. I've enabled ASP.NET in IIS features too. However the feature isn't installed and I can't my main software which needs this smpt server to be installed. Does administration server tools have any problem with sp1?
Left by Fereshteh on Aug 13, 2013 5:23 PM

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Fereshteh, that is correct. The SMTP server tools in Win 7 is for managing another computer with a Windows Server OS. This article is misleading and incorrect.
Left by Stan Stare on Aug 31, 2013 1:13 AM

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can confirm, does not install any SMTP service/daemon - please OP, put a BIG FAT sign on your blogpost.

thank you....
Left by perlhipster on May 30, 2014 4:17 AM

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Dear Sir,
how to install smtp for win7 professional 32 system.

Left by VIVEK MEHTA on Dec 04, 2014 10:57 PM

# THANKS FOR THE HEAD'S UP
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I haven't wasted time with this.
Left by Glen on Jun 04, 2015 8:32 PM

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