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Configuring Email Correctly

  Asked By: Alma    Date: Feb 02    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 643

I have SPPS installed on a Dell PowerEdge 4100/200 dual Pentium with
512 MB Ram.

Currently the Email is not working. I get an error message (Yellow
warning) in the Event log indicating "Failed to send subscription
email notifications from the Oasis workspace."

I used the Web Storage System Explorer to add a property to the
schema indicating I wanted to use the NetBIOS name in the Email, but
that did not seem to fix the problem. Of course, Email notification
has been enabled during configuration of the site.

Other features of the site I am developing are working, including
search, check in and check out, versioning, categories and
subscriptions, and I get notifications through the Web interface when
files change or are added/deleted.

Any light you can shed on Email notification would be very much



5 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Kabeer Karkare     Answered On: Feb 02

Basically you should always use full DNS name instead of just hostnames,
try to configure and test IIS SMTP, it has nothing to do with SPS, just
IIS misconfiguration

Answer #2    Answered By: Nathaniel Davis     Answered On: Feb 02

I substituted the IP address of the machine on the network that contains our
mail server (Exchange 2000) and now Email notification  is working. I've been
using SharePoint Portal Server 2001 Resource Kit from Microsoft to guide me
during this development phase, and the appropriate information was not
located in that resource. Instead, I found it in the help file of the
SharePoint Management console.

Answer #3    Answered By: Zoe Cotton     Answered On: Feb 02

I am also having trouble configuring  my sps server to send  notifications.
I am a bit confused about what you did here. Did you change  your ip address
in IIS?

Answer #4    Answered By: Alexander Scott     Answered On: Feb 02

This is not self evident to someone, like myself, who is not a network

Here's what you do:

1. Open the SharePoint Portal Server Administration console on the server.
2. Right click on the Server icon that contains your SharePoint portal (not
on the workspace  icon and not on the SharePoint Portal Server icon--the one
in the middle).
3. Select the Properties menu item.
4. Click on the General Tab.
5. Make sure the appropriate E-mail address is in the address dialog box for
external site  administrators.
6. Place the SMTP server name in the next dialog box. I used the IP address
for our Exchange server here.
7. Click OK.
8. Your done.

This worked in my case.

Answer #5    Answered By: Benito Carey     Answered On: Feb 02

but I've tried all that already
I'll play around some more

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