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to the size of the list in the content database by having each list item also keep a copy of
its originating email as an attachment.
6. We’ll leave E-Mail Meeting Invitations set to No.
7. The final setting is for the list’s email security policy. The list can accept all email from
anyone who gets the address right (bypassing the list’s own security), or it can use the
list’s permission settings to block emails from people who don’t have the right to
contribute to the list. To help the list avoid being spammed, select Accept E-mail Messages Based
On List Permissions.
8. Once you’ve completed configuring your settings for incoming email, click OK at the
bottom of the page.
SOME INCOMING EMAIL CAVEATS
With Ser ver 2008 R2, SMTP might need to be star ted manually (especially af ter a reboot), so before
enabling incoming email, you might want to go to the IIS 6.0 console and make sure SMT P is r unning
(even if you’ve configured it to automatically start in the Services console, it can be stopped).
Another possible issue is that the list can’t know what SharePoint member’s user account an email
is coming from if that user doesn’t have their email listed in their user information.
If you can’t be sure all your users have their email listed in their user information and you still
need to use incoming email for lists, you might want to consider accepting email not based on list
permissions but instead just accepting email from any sender.
9. If you have an email client handy (and you are logged in as someone with permission
to contribute to the list), you can send an email to the list using the new email alias you
specified (see Figure 6.34). This will add a new item to the list via email.
being sent to the