i'm using Windows XP Professional. i upgraded from XP Home Edition so that I could use IIS. i've also downloaded and installed the .net framework.<BR><BR>so, i've pretty much got myself set up pretty well here, and i'm ready to start practicing. but before i get started, i think there is one more thing i would like to install but i'm unclear as to exactly what i need.<BR><BR>i would like to practice sending email using CDONTS, and in order to do that i need the SMTP service installed on my machine. i understand that the service is included in the Options Pack 4 for NT. this confuses me a little because i'm running XP, and well, i'm just not sure if this is what i need to install on my machine.<BR><BR>making matters a little more confusings is the fact that on the microsoft's download page for this Option Pack, there is a drop down menu from which you are to pick your operating system. there are only 5 choices:<BR><BR>NT Server 4.0 for Intel<BR>NT Server 4.0 for Alpha<BR>NT Workstation 4.0 for Intel<BR>NT Workstation 4.0 for Alpha<BR>Windows 95<BR><BR>?????????? i'm not sure what to do? should i be looking for SMTP service somewhere else? any advice would be greatly appreciated.