RE: Windows 2003 SMTP

  • From: "John Tolmachoff \(Lists\)" <johnlist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2005 10:04:32 -0800

> I was going the direction of using Windows 2003 SMTP services, but I keep
> hearing Windows is not robust or secure enough to be the SMTP mail
> gateway/router.  Comments?

The SMTP service in IIS 5.0 and 6.0 is capable of handling thousands of
messages per hour. Many of us operating e-mail servers in ISP environments
use it as gateways and/or backup MX records. Additionally, there are 3rd
party products available to add virus, spam, RBL and tarpitting to it if

John Tolmachoff
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