My goal is simple - have SharePoint document libraries to be able to receive emails, and I try to get this done as minimal as possible without affecting other features or services.
In Central Administration, I enabled "
Sites on this server to receive Email". And picked "no" for Directory Management Services. Where I got stuck is the "
E-mail server display address" field.
What should I put for this field? To be honest I'm not really sure about the mechanism behind the entire email receiving feature. I mean, are we supposed to use our organization's email domain for this? Or this could be spoofed to whatever we pick? Let's say our organization have the email domain of
@my.org, do I have to use that? Or can I use
@foobar.com? or a sub-domain of our organization domain such as
Assume we could only use the domain for our organization. When I create the email address for the document library, what should I put for that email address? Would SharePoint actually create a valid email to Active Directory? If we could put anything for the email of document library, let's say
email@example.com, what if there is already a employee using that as a valid email? Wouldn't that cause a conflict? Would they (the person and the SharePoint doc library) both receive the email?
As you can tell I'm not sure how the back end interacts with each other...