Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Very quickly (since there were no additional services or resources to set up), you’ll be
brought back to the System Settings page. This setting is what makes it possible, while
configuring different lists and libraries, to give them email aliases to receive email. As a matter of fact, if
you’re ever in the settings of a list or library that should be able to receive incoming email but it
can’t, chances are good someone forgot to enable it in Central Administration.
SPECIFYING A DIFFERENT DOMAIN ALIAS FOR INCOMING EMAIL
If you want your incoming email address default to be something that external clients might be able
to use, then using the FQDN of the SharePoint server for the email alias is probably a bad idea.
There are four parts to specifying a different domain alias for incoming email: the SMTP service
on the SharePoint server, the DNS on your network, your office email server, and the incoming
email address on the SharePoint server to the new domain alias. (This does not include the steps
for enabling external mail to get to your internal mail server, just how to get that email to the
SharePoint server once it’s on the network.)
To start, you need to decide what you want the address to be; for my example, I am going to use
Then follow these steps:
Go to the IIS 6.0 management console by choosing Start Administrator Tools Internet
Information Services (IIS) 6.0 Manager. Remember that it is the 6.0 version of the IIS console
that contains the SMTP settings.
Verify that you can see the nodes under your local computer in the navigation pane of the
console; if you can’t, click the plus sign next to the local computer icon.
Click the plus sign next to Default SMTP Virtual Server node (it should be started, if not, start
it). Select Domains. The local server will be listed as a default domain.