Updating the SMTP configuration

The SMTP service controls the SMTP listener on the Domino® server. By default, whenever you restart the SMTP service, and at two-minute intervals thereafter, the SMTP service automatically checks the NOTES.INI file, Configuration Settings document, and Server document to see if any settings have changed. If the service detects that settings have changed, it rebuilds its internal configuration to incorporate the changes.

About this task

You can use a server console command to manually trigger such a service update. Using the console command allows you to immediately put into effect changes to the SMTP configuration without disrupting normal service operation.


  1. Modify settings in the NOTES.INI file, Configuration Settings document, or Server document.
  2. At the server console, enter:
    Tell smtp update config

    If the server's logging level is set to Informational or Verbose, the server console displays messages to indicate when the update begins and completes.