- Verify that the user account performing this procedure is a member of the Administrators group on the front-end web server.
- Open Server Manager.
- In Server Manager, click Add Roles and Features.
- Click Next to skip role in installation
- On the Features screen, select SMTP Server
- In the Add Roles and Features Wizard dialog box, click Add Features, and then click Next.
- On the Confirm Installation Selection page, click Install.
- On the Installation Results page, ensure that the installation finished successfully, and then click Close.
Configure SMTP Server
- Open Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 Manager.
- In IIS Manager, expand the server name that contains the SMTP server that you want to configure.
- Right-click the SMTP virtual server that you want to configure, and then click Start.
- Right-click the SMTP virtual server that you want to configure, and then click Properties.
- On the Access tab, in the Access control area, click Authentication.
- In the Authentication dialog box, verify that Anonymous access is selected.
- On the Access tab, in the Relay restrictions area, click Relay.
- To enable relaying from any server, click All except the list below.
- To accept relaying from one or more specific servers, follow these steps:
- Click Only the list below.
- Click Add, and then add servers one at a time by IP address, or in groups by using a subnet or domain.
- Click OK to close the Computer dialog box.
- Click OK to close the Relay Restrictions dialog box.
- Click OK to close the Properties dialog box.
Set SMTP Service to start Automatically
- Open Services.
- In Services, right-click Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), and then select Properties.
- In the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) Properties dialog box, on the General tab, in the Startup type list, select Automatic.
- Click OK.
Create an OU in AD DS
- Verify that the user account that is performing this procedure is a member of the Domain Administrators group or a delegated authority for domain administration on the domain controller that is running DNS Manager.
- Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers.
- In Active Directory Users and Computers, right-click the folder for the second-level domain that contains your server farm, point to New, and then click Organizational Unit.
Type the name of the OU, and then click OK. In my scenario, I used the name as “SharePoint Contacts”
Delegate Permission to Create and Delete all child objects
- Verify that the user account that is performing this procedure is a member of the Domain Administrators group or the Enterprise Administrators group in AD DS, or a delegated authority for domain administration.
- Right-click the OU, and then click Delegate control.
- In the Delegation of Control Wizard, click Next.
- Click Add, and then type the name of the application pool identity account for Central Administration.
- Click OK.
- Click Next.
- Click This folder, existing objects in this folder, and creation of new objects in this folder, and then click Next.
- In the Permissions section, select Create all Child Objects and Delete all Child Objects.
- Click Next.
- On the last page of the Delegation of Control Wizard, click Finish to exit the wizard.
Create Send Connector in Exchange Server
Browse to Exchange Control Panel https://ExchangeServer/ecp (Both my SQL and Exchange runs on same server).
Click on Mail Flow then Send Connectors.
- Choose “Route mail through smart hosts” and click on Add and provide SharePoint Server FQDN.
Choose None as the Authentication method.
- Provide the FQDN of the SharePoint Server where SMTP role is installed and click on Save and then Next.
- status shows as Enabled.
- On the Source Server screen add the exchange server and click Finish.
- Ensure that the Connector status shows as Enabled.
Configure SharePoint Incoming Email
- Make sure Microsoft SharePoint Incoming Email service is started. If it has stopped, Start the service.
Then in Central administration System Settings > Configure Incoming Email Settings set the settings as below.
- Settings Mode: Advanced
- Directory Management Service: Yes
- AD Container: OU=SharePoint Contacts, DC=AD2012, DC=Loc
- SMTP Server: FQDN of the Front End Server: SP2013Srv.AD2012.Loc
Configure Document Library to Receive Email
- Browse to a library > Library Settings > Incoming Email Settings to enable.
- Under Document Library Settings you can check the mail address.
- You can see that it works.
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