Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
These procedures are the same for either a Complete or Standalone install, so I am just going
to review them quickly here. For more details, see “Post-installation Configuration Tasks” in
Outgoing email must be configured in order to send out notifications and for alerts to be enabled
at the site level. If you have not enabled outgoing email, lists and libraries will not display an Alert
Me button on the ribbon bars.
You can configure outgoing email for each individual web application you create or set up
outgoing email as the default for the farm. At the least, the farm-wide outgoing email settings
should be configured.
Briefly, to configure outgoing email for the farm, in Central Administration, on the System
Settings page, click Configure Outgoing E-Mail Settings, under the E-Mail And Text Messages
On the Outgoing E-Mail Settings page (Figure 3.68), configure the following:
1. Specify your outgoing SMTP server. This is usually your office email server, configured
to handle outbound and incoming email. In my example, that would be my domain
controller, dc1.dem0tek.lcl (you can just use the server’s NetBIOS name if you want; in my
case that would be DC1).
2. In the second field, specify the address the recipients will see in the From field of the email.
It doesn’t need to be a real address, just something appropriate. To keep things simple, I am
going to use a real address I set up for outgoing email, email@example.com.