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configuring incoming mail without exchange server RRS feed

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  • hi
    can some one help me with step by step instrn in setting up incoming mails to moss 
    we dont have a exchage server isntalled.
    so plz guide accordingsly..
    thanks

    jayaraja
    Tuesday, December 1, 2009 6:54 PM

Answers

  • According to http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263260.aspx, you can enable a basic incoming e-mail scenario by installing the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) service on the server running Office SharePoint Server 2007 and enabling incoming e-mail by using the automatic settings mode with all default settings. In this scenario, e-mail is delivered directly to your SMTP server and Office SharePoint Server 2007 periodically checks for e-mail in the default e-mail drop folder that is automatically configured by the SMTP service.

     

    You enable a basic incoming e-mail scenario in the following steps:

    1.      The server administrator uses the Windows Components Wizard to install the E-mail Services component on the server that you want to receive incoming e-mail. This installs and starts the SMTP service on that server.

    2.      The farm administrator enables incoming e-mail by using the automatic settings mode and accepting all the default values.

    3.      The site collection administrator enables the incoming e-mail feature on the libraries and lists in which they want to store incoming e-mail and assigns each library and list a unique e-mail address in the form address@SMTPserveraddress. For example, sharedfiles@SMTPserver.contoso.com.

     

    Here is a tutorial with screenshots http://blogs.msdn.com/selvagan/archive/2008/01/26/incoming-email-configuration-moss.aspx .

     

    And you should set the MX records on your DNS server properly.

     

    To test DNS and SMTP configuration, you can download and run the SMTPDiag tool from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=bc1881c7-925d-4a29-bd42-71e8563c80a9&displaylang=en ; And please refer to http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/SMTPDIAGdiagnose-Exchange-2003-SMTP-DNS.html for how to use this tool.

     

    • Marked as answer by GuYuming Friday, December 11, 2009 7:36 AM
    Thursday, December 3, 2009 10:20 AM

All replies

  • what are you using as your mail client?
    Tuesday, December 1, 2009 7:50 PM
  • we have not installed exchange server.
    hve configured outgoin mail server in moss 2007.
    my requirement is like this case if i send email to test@mysitel.domainname.com
    i should get the docs attached to the email to be in my mysite list.
    how would i take it forward?
    jayaraja
    Wednesday, December 2, 2009 8:58 AM
  • According to http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263260.aspx, you can enable a basic incoming e-mail scenario by installing the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) service on the server running Office SharePoint Server 2007 and enabling incoming e-mail by using the automatic settings mode with all default settings. In this scenario, e-mail is delivered directly to your SMTP server and Office SharePoint Server 2007 periodically checks for e-mail in the default e-mail drop folder that is automatically configured by the SMTP service.

     

    You enable a basic incoming e-mail scenario in the following steps:

    1.      The server administrator uses the Windows Components Wizard to install the E-mail Services component on the server that you want to receive incoming e-mail. This installs and starts the SMTP service on that server.

    2.      The farm administrator enables incoming e-mail by using the automatic settings mode and accepting all the default values.

    3.      The site collection administrator enables the incoming e-mail feature on the libraries and lists in which they want to store incoming e-mail and assigns each library and list a unique e-mail address in the form address@SMTPserveraddress. For example, sharedfiles@SMTPserver.contoso.com.

     

    Here is a tutorial with screenshots http://blogs.msdn.com/selvagan/archive/2008/01/26/incoming-email-configuration-moss.aspx .

     

    And you should set the MX records on your DNS server properly.

     

    To test DNS and SMTP configuration, you can download and run the SMTPDiag tool from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=bc1881c7-925d-4a29-bd42-71e8563c80a9&displaylang=en ; And please refer to http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/SMTPDIAGdiagnose-Exchange-2003-SMTP-DNS.html for how to use this tool.

     

    • Marked as answer by GuYuming Friday, December 11, 2009 7:36 AM
    Thursday, December 3, 2009 10:20 AM
  • hi 
    thanks for your timely reply.
    but i dont receive any email in the mail drop folder.
    i configured the smtp. We dont have an exchange server instlaled on our server.
    out smtp server address is smtp.mailserver.com
    tell me the prerequesties like if i have to create one mail id in the server or smething which is required for smtp configureation.
    what config the server domain name should be happning eg our domain name is dev.domainame.com
    and our mail server is differt like mail.diffname.com
    how should i take it forwared




    jayaraja
    Thursday, December 3, 2009 6:47 PM