Trying to set alert on discussion post. The SharePoint development environment has set up on windows 7 machine with installed SharePoint 2010 foundation. I have to set up Outgoing E-Mail Settings from my central admin portal. Since I provided the required parameters. and tried to run

$email = "xyz@gmail.com"
$subject = "Test subject"
$body = "Test body" 
$site = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.SPSite "http://myspsite"
$web = $site.OpenWeb()

It returns False in result. However, I checked for the SMTP settings for outgoing emails. but everywhere the links given for Windows server machines like this, but not for Windows 7 to get his work. What all settings I need in my current environment ?

  • Hello! Is anyone there ? stuck on this guys.
    – Red Swan
    Jun 8, 2016 at 12:28

1 Answer 1


IIS (Internet Information Server) 7.0 in Windows 7 no longer includes the SMTP service. If you need that service, you might try the free hMailServer. and read this

take a look this blog http://johanolivier.blogspot.com/2011/02/sharepoint-2010-incoming-e-mail.html

  • Thanks for reply. It is little hard to believe that SMTP service not in Windows 7, IIS7. Will check for hMailServer
    – Red Swan
    Jun 8, 2016 at 13:12

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