How to specify mail settings in the Management Console (MMC) for Internet Information Server (IIS)

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SUMMARY

This article describes how to set the features for sending form results to mail in the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) Standalone Snap-in and the Snap-in for Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS).

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In order to send form results to mail, you have to configure the FrontPage Server Extensions to use a Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) server. You are prompted with the option of configuring these settings when you install the server extensions to a virtual server through the MMC. You can also configure these settings after installing the server extensions as well.

To get to the mail settings, do the following:

On Windows NT Server 4.0, IIS 4.0 with the FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions installed:
  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Windows NT 4.0 Option Pack, point to Microsoft Internet Information Server, and click Internet Service Manager. (This starts the Management Console.)
  2. Under the Internet Information Server tree and under the Computer Name, click the virtual server that you want to configure mail settings, right-click, and click Properties. (This starts the Web site properties.)
  3. Click the Server Extensions tab, and under Options, click the Settings button. (This is where you will configure the mail settings for the virtual server.)
For all other Web servers on Windows NT Server and other Windows operating systems including Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT Workstation running FrontPage Personal Web server, Microsoft Personal Web Server, Netscape, or O'Reiley with the FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions installed:
  1. For Windows NT Server and Workstation, click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and click Server Extensions Administrator.

    For Windows 95 and Windows 98, click Start, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Office Tools, and click Server Extensions Administrator.
  2. Under the FrontPage Server Extensions tree and under the Computer Name, click the virtual server that you want to configure mail settings, right-click, and select Properties. (This starts the Server Extensions tab.)
  3. Click the Settings button under Options. (This is where you will configure the mail settings for the virtual server.)
The settings available are:

Web Server's mail address: Type the e-mail address that you want to appear in the From line of any e-mail messages sent by FrontPage components. (An example of a FrontPage component that sends e-mail is the form results component. This component mails information entered on a form on a Web page to the author or any other designated account.)

Contact address: Type the e-mail address that users should write to if they have problems. The address you enter will appear on error messages that are displayed for some problems encountered by FrontPage users.

SMTP Mail server: Type the SMTP server's Host name or IP address. Note: The fully qualified domain name (FQDN) or IP Address entered here must point to an existing Exchange server or SMTP server (NOT an IIS SMTP server) on your LAN or your ISP's "SMTP host," "SMTP relay host," or "SMTP smart host." The server extensions use the IIS SMTP service which CANNOT deliver mail directly to an end recipient. The only time the FQDN or IP Address will be the same as your IIS server is if Exchange is installed on the same machine as the Web Server (Not Recommended).

When a user submits a form whose results are to be sent by e-mail, the FrontPage Server Extensions connect to the SMTP server to deliver the mail. By default, FrontPage assumes the server is listening on port 25, the standard for SMTP, but you can override this by appending :xx to the name, where the xx is the port to use. For example:
mail.example.microsoft.com (Standard mail server name)
127.0.0.1 (Mail server's IP address)
mail.example.microsoft.com:31 (Standard Mail server name on different port)
127.0.0.1:31 (Mail server's IP address on different port)
Mail encoding: Click the mail-encoding scheme you want to use for your mail messages to encode mail contents in binary format. Using the default setting, Use Default Encoding, is recommended. FrontPage will automatically determine the mail encoding to use. You might change the encoding default if you know that the receiver of your e-mail messages uses a different encoding scheme and cannot interpret your messages. The mail-encoding schemes include:
  • 8-Bit: 8-bit encoding indicates there is no encoding, the lines are short, and non-ASCII characters may be present.
  • 7-Bit: 7-bit encoding indicates there is no encoding, the characters are all ASCII, and the lines are short enough for SMTP to be able to successfully transport the message.
  • Binary: Binary encoding indicates there is no encoding, non- ASCII characters may be present, and the lines may be too long for SMTP to be able to successfully transport the message.
  • Quotable-Printable: Quotable-Printable encoding is used for data in which the majority of the characters are already 7-bit ASCII characters. The intent with the encoding technique is to leave the ASCII characters alone and to encode only the characters that have the high bit (of an 8-bit byte) turned on.
  • Base64: Base64 encoding technique renders data unreadable without decoding it, and results in the message being expanded by a factor of one-third.
  • X-Token: X-Token encoding indicates the encoding technique is privately negotiated between the sender and receiver SMTP.
Character set: Click the name of the set of characters that you want used in e-mail messages. Each character set is the alphabet of a different language. You are selecting a table that maps a byte of data to a specific character. The same byte maps to a different character in each table (and so in each language). The default, Use Default Encoding, is recommended. FrontPage will automatically detect the character set to use. Listed below are some of the 8,859 character sets and the languages they can represent. Full details can be found at http://www.w3.org/international/ .
  • US-ASCII: This encoding scheme is specified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in its ISO 646 standard. A majority of computers support US-ASCII encoding scheme. English, Swahili, and Latin languages can be accommodated using ISO 646.
  • ISO-8859-1 Afrikaans, Albanian, Basque, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Faroese, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Icelandic, Irish, Italian
  • ISO-8859-2 Croatian, Czech, Hungarian
  • ISO-8859-3 Esperanto, Maltese
  • ISO-8859-5 Bulgarian, Byelorussian, Macedonian (FYROM)
  • ISO-8859-7 Greek
  • ISO-8859-8 Hebrew
  • ISO-8859-9 Turkish
  • ISO-8859-10 Lapp, Latvian, Lithuanian

REFERENCES

Internet Standards and Protocols, Microsoft Press ISBN 1-57231-692-6

http://www.w3.org/international/

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Article ID: 201526 - Last Review: February 23, 2014 - Revision: 1.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions
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