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  Asked By: Brandon    Date: Aug 04    Category: MOSS    Views: 1491

I reviewed the documentation from Combined Knowledge on configuring
incoming email enabled libraries in MOSS 2007. Has anyone successfully
done this? Does the web front end server need to host SMTP in order for
this to work or can I use an existing SMTP server and just reference? I
did not see any documentation on how to not use the web front end server
as the SMTP server?



6 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Maya Lewis     Answered On: Aug 04

The Web Front End must have SMTP. SharePoint doesn't get the messages via POP
or anything, it reads the messages from the file system where the SMTP service
drops them.

Answer #2    Answered By: Paola Mcmahon     Answered On: Aug 04

Though technically you could use a remote SMTP server as long as you
configure the dropbox path appropriately to access the remote folder.
SharePoint should also read the Exchange 2007 export format if you
choose to use a custom connector to export the messages from Exchange in
place of an SMTP dropbox.

Answer #3    Answered By: Justin Mckee     Answered On: Aug 04

What does it mean to use a custom connector to export the messages from

Answer #4    Answered By: Jared Bell     Answered On: Aug 04

Think "data translation". I personally find the phrase "connector"
horrible, since it's not really "connecting" anything. It's just
translating data from one format to another.

Answer #5    Answered By: Bernice Puckett     Answered On: Aug 04

I was actually referring to a connector - the piece of Exchange that
handles incoming/outgoing email. It is possible to create one for
Exchange that says "for mail  address x, export a copy of the message to
folder y" instead of sending the message to a mailbox or forwarding to
another mail server.

Answer #6    Answered By: Mackenzie Lewis     Answered On: Aug 04

Darn those multiple uses of the same phrase in the tech industry!

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