Sharepoint Services 3.0 Email settings

Posted on 2010-01-07
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
Sharepoint Services 3.0 email settings on SBS 2008Question:

I'm new to Sharepoint Services 3.0 and am trying to get my head round it.
I have a brand new installation of SBS 2008 and I have configured WSS 3.0 with the dafault settings.

I have created a Site with some test lists and configured them to notify my internal email address (administrator) when any changes take place on any item in the lists.
I don't get any email notification so I wonder if I have missed some step in the configuration.

These are the settings in E-Mail settings in central Administration:

Outbound SMTP server: SharepointSMTPServer
From address: CompanyWebAdmin@domain
Replay-to address: CompanyWebAdmin@domain
Character set: 65001 (Unicode UTF-8)

Do I need to do something to Exchange 2007 to allow the mail to flow?
A "step by step idiot's guide" would be really appreciated.

Question by:caratech
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    Thanks for the link, MCummings.

    I have followed and it confirms that I had my settings set correctly.
    I have since then applied lates service packs and alerts are now working, although it takes a few minutes to appear in the user's mailbox.

    Another problem I have now (maybe it is related) is that I have created a workflow (with Sharepoint Designer 2007) that sends an email to a user when any item in the list changes. The workflow shows that it runs (in the list shows as completed) but the user does not get the email.

    Any ideas?
    PS, the OS is SBS 2008.

    Thank you

    Author Comment


    Since my last post, I have discovered that the workflow issue was caused by Exchange 2007 Content Filtering.

    If I disable Content Filtering the worklow works; I have to figure out now is why it is being blocked as I will need Content Filtering to be enabled in the production server.

    Any advice would be appreciated.

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