Configure email integration with sharepoint 2013

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Do this sharepoint farm mail setup have to be on an Exchange server. How do many companies deal with sharepoint farm mail settings. Do they set this up on a different server altogether and provide the IP of that server to the Exchange group or email group. I do not see anything at least from what I can see that states to install on an Exchange server and would like to know how sharepoint experts dealt with this issue?


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Hi,

1.
you can use smtp service installed for incoming/outgoing email, but you do need mail gateway to filter spam, dns configuration(mx record, a record).

2.
in addition to the above, you can use relay on your smtp connector to send and recieve emails using external smtp service via smtp relay.


see :
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262844%28v=office.15%29.aspx
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262947.aspx


Post back for any questions, hope this helps...


Gilad
Justin SmithSr. System Engineer
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For outbound from SharePoint you can use the SMTP service running on a farm server.  Or, like most companies do, allow a SharePoint farm server to relay from Exchange.

For inbound you must have the SMTP server (IIS) deployed on a farm server.  This is a requirement to get the emails into SharePoint.  You then need to set up a send-connector on your Exchange server to send email destined for your SharePoint domain (email@spservernameFQDN) to the SharePoint server.  Or, you can set up an MX record in DNS (@sp.domain.com) and point it to your SharePoint server.  

You don't have to install SharePoint on an Exchange server or vice versa.
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You guys have been outstanding. I think the best way to approach this is to build a SMTP connector and a receive connector and place his IP addresses of the SMTP server he has. That should take care of the inbound and outbound connections.

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