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XFOR: Configuring Port Assignment for Internet Mail Service

Article ID: 256590

Article Last Modified on 10/28/2006


  • Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q256590


You cannot configure Internet Mail Service to listen to multiple TCP/IP ports. However, you can configure the service to listen to a different TCP port for incoming Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) connections. By default, Internet Mail Service responds to port 25 connections.

This is a function of the TCP/IP protocol and is controlled by an entry in the Services file located in the Winnt\System32\Drivers\Etc folder.

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