Drag & drop emails from Outlook 2007 to Sharepoint Document Library MOSS 2007

Posted on 2010-01-05
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Last Modified: 2012-05-08
I have been asked to setup a document library in Sharepoint which will be used to store shared emails from various users.  I have the document library setup and I have connected to Outlook through the document library.  When I try to copy an email to the library I get a circle with a cross through it basically telling me that I am not allowed to copy anything to this folder.  It appears to me that this folder is read-only.  I can save the .msg file to my computer and go to the library and upload the .msg file to the library.  Any ideas how to get past this?  I have been told that we can not purchase any third party software to do this.  Hopefully there is a free way around this.  Thank you!
Question by:MO_ITSD

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StevenMulkerrins earned 1000 total points
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The easy way to do this would be using the 'Explorer View'. If you go to your document library, you will see the view drop down in the top right corner. Click this and select 'Explorer View' and you  should be able to drag-and-drop emails (or anything else) into it.

If you want, you can make this the default view by selecting it, then clicking on the drop down again and choosing 'Modify view'. You can then tick to make it the default and press ok.

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rdcpro earned 1000 total points
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You can also email-enable certain types of libraries and lists.  Then you can send emails to the list, and it will capture them.  The most common use is a distribution list that users subscribe to.  One of the subscribers will be the email address of the list or library.
We're using a modified Discussion list to store web alert emails from our infrastructure that way.  Its nice, because the email shows up as created by the original sender, so we can see what system sent the problem alert.   I also have a workflow system that received emailed invoices, which processes the incoming invoice and runs it through a workflow.  But the original invoice gets there via email.
Mike Sharp

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Thank you.  Both ideas will get us what we were looking for.

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