Thursday, January 24, 2008

MOSS 2007 and Exchange 2007: enabling e-mail on document libraries

Already upgraded your Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2007? If you did, and your Sharepoint was configured with incoming e-mail settings, changes are e-mailing to the document libraries doesn't work anymore ...

By following these steps, you'll be able to set it back up. This starts from the beginning, so previous configuration is not required.

Step one: create an OU in active directory that will hold all the document library contacts.
Same as Exchange 2003!

Step two: delegate write permissions to the Sharepoint Central Administration Application Pool service account so that he can create new contacts in the OU.
Same as Exchange 2003!

Step three: Create an MX record in the DNS that points to the SMTP service of the sharepoint server
New for Exchange 2007!

Step four: Install the SMTP service on the MOSS 2007 server and configure the SMTP server to accept relaying from the exchange server
Same as Exchange 2003!

Step five: Configure on the MOSS server the incoming e-mail settings
Same as Exchange 2003!

Step six: create a SMTP send connector in exchange to relay e-mails to the sharepoint server. Otherwise the exchange server will drop the e-mails.
New for Exchange 2007!

Step seven (if required): create a new E-mail Address Policy (EAP) that adds e-mail addresses to the contacts
Same as Exchange 2003!

You'll see that by following these few simple steps your document libraries will accept your e-mails again.
These steps are a short summary of the whitepaper that was created by the fabulous Steve Smith.
Thank you for all your help Steve, and not just on this ... :)

Have fun!

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