SMTP Configuration

To enable the Activation Server to send out the order confirmation email with the Activation Key to customers, you must add your outgoing (SMTP) email server settings to the Web.Config file.

To Edit the Web.Config File

1.       Use an editor to open the Web.Config file from the following directory:


2.       Edit the following XML tags for your outgoing (SMTP) email server settings:

<add key="SMTP_EmailAddress" value=""/>

<add key="SMTP_EmailPassword" value="YourEmailPassword"/>

<add key="SMTP_DisplayName" value="YourDisplayNameOnEmail"/>

<add key="SMTP_Server" value="YourSMTPServer"/>

<add key="SMTP_Port" value="YourSMTPPort"/>


Where Your email address or account for sending email.

YourEmailPassword: Your email account password.

YourDisplayNameOnEmail: Your display name for sending email (e.g. Customer Support).

YourSMTPServer: Your outgoing (SMTP) email server (e.g.

YourSMTPPort: Your SMTP port number (e.g. 25).


3.       Optionally, you can edit the following XML tags for additional setttings.

<add key="SMTP_CC" value=""/>

<add key="SMTP_BCC" value=""/>

<add key="SMTP_ReplyTo" value=""/>

<add key="SMTP_ReplyToDisplayName" value="ReplyToDisplayNameOnEmail" />

<add key="SMTP_IsBodyHtml" value="TrueOrFalseBodyHtml"/>


Where The email address to send a carbon copy of the email. The email address to send a blind carbon copy of the email. The email address you want to receive the reply that is different from your sending email address. (You may need to add the reply-to address to your email account. Please consult your admin.)

ReplyToDisplayNameOnEmail: The display name of the Reply-To email address (e.g. Customer Support).

TrueOrFalseBodyHtml: Set the email message body as HTML or plain text (e.g. false).



note NOTE: You can use the provided Activation Server utility (available in \ActivationServer\Util\ASUtil.exe) to help configure and verify that your SMTP settings are correct. If you can send an email from the utility successfully, you can use the same settings in the Web.Config file.