Before You Begin
Before you install the Internet Mail Service, you should review the following list to ensure you have the environment configured correctly and you have the information needed to complete the Internet Mail wizard.
- For improved security and performance, the Internet Mail Service should be run on a Microsoft Windows NT Server using Windows NT file system (NTFS) rather than a file allocation table (FAT) file system.
- Know the addressing scheme for your organization.
- Determine the SMTP address for the site.
- Determine the address space the Internet Mail Service will service.
- Identify a recipient who will receive notifications if the Internet Mail Service fails.
- Obtain the host name and domain name of the computer on which the Internet Mail Service will be installed.
- Determine whether Domain Name System (DNS) will be used to provide host and domain name-to-Internet Protocol (IP) address resolution.
- Obtain the IP address of DNS servers or the SMTP hosts that will service the Internet Mail Service.