Plan email integration for a SharePoint Server farm

Summary: Learn how to plan for email integration in SharePoint Server 2016 and SharePoint 2013.

To enable communication in SharePoint Server is a critical component for creating web applications in which group members can interact with each other and keep up with changes to information through the use of alerts. The following site collection features depend on communications being properly set up:

  • Alerts that notify group members when things have changed.

  • Administrative messages related to requests for site access and other site administration issues.

  • Discussion groups.

To make the most effective use of the communications features, planning should include understanding the software requirements and maintenance considerations.

The following articles about planning email integration in SharePoint Server are available in this section.

Content Description
Plan incoming email for a SharePoint Server farm
Provides information on how to set up email for discussion groups.
Plan outgoing email for a SharePoint Server farm
Provides information about how to use alerts and administrative messages.
Configure Exchange Autodiscover with a My Site Host URL in SharePoint Server
Learn how to configure Exchange Autodiscover to find a user's SharePoint My Site URL.

Additional resources about email integration

The following resources about email integration in SharePoint Server are also available to help you plan.

Content Description
SMTP connection encryption
Learn about new security available for SharePoint Server 2016 and SMTP servers.
Document collaboration
Learn about new features available for Exchange 2016 and SharePoint Server 2016.

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Concepts

Configure email integration for a SharePoint Server farm