Configure WSS 3.0 to accept incoming email messages.
Posted on 2007-08-07
Need help configuring WSS 3.0 to receive incoming mail. My scenario is that I have exchange 2003 running on a separate server than my Sharepoint server. Since I'm already using a farm configuration is it really necsesary to: Install SMTP on my sharepoint server, add mx record to my dns & add a Exchange SMTP Connector to get incoming email to work? The WSS help says that you don't have to specify a smtp server if you use the "advanced" option and specify a drop folder. I've tried all of these configurations and I'm still unable to receive mail. The error I get over and over again is "The destination server for this recipient could not be found in Domain Name Service (DNS). Please verify the email address and retry. If that fails, contact your administrator."
This error makes perfect since because I've created a "friendly" domain name in the Operations, Incoming Email Settings section... When I use my mail domain name, I get an error that the user can't be found..What am I missing?