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Chapter 27.  E-Mail Integration with ... >  Setting the ColdFusion Mail Server...

Setting the ColdFusion Mail Server

ColdFusion doesn’t have a mail server of its own. To send e-mail, it uses a mail server that supports Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), such as IIS or Exchange Server on Windows NT/2000, or sendmail on Linux and UNIX systems. ColdFusion uses Post Office Protocol (POP) for receiving e-mails. You need to consult the network administrator or the Internet Service Provider (ISP) to determine the host name or IP address of the SMTP server to configure the mail server for ColdFusion. You can configure the SMTP server in ColdFusion Administrator by accessing the Mail Server option on the Server Settings menu. You need to have the rights to log on to the Mail Server settings page. Otherwise, use the server attribute of the <cfmail> tag to change the settings. This attribute overrides the server setting configured in ColdFusion Administrator.

To add the mail server settings, perform the following steps:


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