SQLMail Configuration requirements

I need to configure SQLMail for the old project for which the migration planning is going on. To configure the SQLMail, I refer the following web link:


From this link on the requirement, I have a question:

Initial Setup: (Taken from the article)

Before you configure SQL Mail, you'll need to configure a mailbox, mail profile, and a Windows 2000 account to start SQL Server. If you're using Exchange, you need a domain account. If you're using a basic POP3/SMTP mail server, you need a local or domain account. For the purposes of this article, I'll show you how to configure a POP3/SMTP mail server.

Here, it has been mentioned that For Exchange Server - Domain account required Basic POP3/SMTP mail server - Local or Domain account

My question is how to distinguish between Exchange & SMTP mail server, in other words what is the difference between them ? Could anyone please explain it ?

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asked Jul 24, 2012 at 10:25 AM in Default

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Before you need to configure the Database mail on SQL Server , U need to configure the mail server ie by Exchange server or SMTP\POP3 Once you have your mail server you can start to configure the database mail.

For Database mail you need to create a Database mail Account and profile. below link will give you step by step method to configure the DB Mail


Below link will help you u to understand between the mail server

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answered Jul 24, 2012 at 11:40 AM

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