Configure email integration for a SharePoint Server farm

Summary: Use these articles to learn how to configure incoming and outgoing email for a SharePoint Server 2016 and SharePoint 2013 farm.

The following articles provide information about email integration. After you install SharePoint Server, you can configure incoming and outgoing email. These optional settings are useful if you want to work with email in the server farm.

  • Configure incoming email for a SharePoint Server farm - This article describes how to configure incoming email so that SharePoint Server sites accept and archive incoming email. It also describes how to configure incoming email so that SharePoint sites can archive email discussions as they happen, save attachments, and show meetings that were sent and received by email on site calendars. In addition, this article describes how to configure the SharePoint Directory Management Service to provide support for email distribution list creation and management.

  • Configure outgoing email for a SharePoint Server farm - This article describes how to configure outgoing email so that your Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) server sends email alerts to site users and notifications to site administrators.

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Plan email integration for a SharePoint Server farm