Setup: Notifications: IIS SMTP server advantages

There are several advantages to using an SMTP relay at the IIS WorkflowGen server:

  • Better performance, since messages are sent directly to the relay.

  • Local SMTP acts as a buffer to avoid loss of emails if the main SMTP server is not available.

  • Connection problems are reduced because the relay manages communication problems.

  • The relay traces email deliveries in its own log files.

  • The relay allows you to limit access to WorkflowGen.

  • The relay supports SMTP authentication and encryption (TLS encryption) to connect to your Exchange SMTP (or other mail server).

See the SMTP Notifications topic for instructions on how to configure an IIS SMTP gateway.