Advanced SMTP Server: A local SMTP server

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Advanced SMTP Server is an SMTP server that you can use to send e-mails through your computer securely while integrating it will all major e-mails and clients like Microsoft Outlook. The program is offered in a trial version that lasts for 30 days with the only limitation being 100 messages sent before you have to manually restart.

Installation & Requirements

The installation for the application should complete very fast even if you are on a lower-end system. It will give you the option of choosing an installation folder but tit will only create a Start menu entry. Desktop shortcuts have to be created manually. The supported operating systems are Windows 2000, XP, Vista and 7.

Interface

The application’s interface is pretty straightforward. There are loads of different utilities, tool and services that you can find in the left side of the window. Clicking on any of them will bring them up on the right side menu. Configuring the application can be done either manually or by clicking on the Autoconfigure button and following some simple steps. If something goes wrong during the configuration process the application will automatically inform you on the problem and what you can do to fix it. For example, if you are using a dynamic IP address the application will prompt you to change it into a static one for a more stable connection when using the program.

it’s important to know that once you have setup the application it will automatically connect with your e-mail servers and you will receive and send your e-mails through it. You can configure all of the various options from the different menus but you do not have to do much else in order for the program to operate. However, even though the automatic configuration is fine for the basic things, the application might not work as intended if you do not spend some time with the manual settings.

For example, you will need to setup the IP ranges, POP3 and SMTP options by yourself. You will need to find that information about the e-mail services you are using and enter them into the application. For any help you might need you can either open the Help file contents from the top menu or watch the online video tutorials offered by the application. The Help contents offer basic explanations about the features of the application while the video tutorials go in-depth for some of the more advanced features like throttling messages and setting up different logs.

Pros

-User-friendly interface
-Very easy to setup
-Multiple server options
-Suitable for both amateur and advanced users

Cons

-Some configuration options might be a bit hard to understand

Conclusion

Advanced SMTP Server is a very decent application if you want a local SMTP server. The user-friendly interface will ease inexperienced users into the application while it also offers enough options for the more experienced users to enjoy.