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  Asked By: Travon    Date: Jul 07    Category: MOSS    Views: 974

Is there any way in MOSS to e-Mail-enable lists and libraries in
SharePoint WITHOUT having to involve an Exchange Public Folder in the
mix? I know that with SPS2003, you had to use an Exchange Public Folder
and even then it was kind of spotty....

What about a company that uses some other form of e-mail rather than
Exchange? Can they utilize mail-enabled lists/libraries?

Any solutions around this? Or 3rd partyware?



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Rosanna Parrish     Answered On: Jul 07

I don't believe that an Exchange public  Folder is required. You do specify an
Active Directory OU where email enabled  accounts will be created. I've had
trouble getting SharePoint Groups mail  enabled but lists  work pretty well.

Answer #2    Answered By: Kalash Karmakar     Answered On: Jul 07

Exchange Public Folders are not required - in fact I'm not sure there's
a way to use them even if you wanted to. What is required is a
dedicated email address per list and a dedicated dropbox folder  just for
email meant for lists. The dropbox can be in either SMTP or Exchange
export formats (the latter requiring a custom receive connector).

Answer #3    Answered By: Mauricio Tanner     Answered On: Jul 07

Without Exchange, you have to install the SMTP service from your
Server 2003 disk on your WFE servers. When the SMTP server gets
mail, it will route to a list by address such as

The Directory Management Service is optional. For us, it was not
worth the effort.

Answer #4    Answered By: Gina Freeman     Answered On: Jul 07

Check step-by-step paper here on configuring this, both for Exchange
2003 and 2007:


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