We have Exchange Server in our organization for email. Now that I have SharePoint, I want to create a domain user e.g: sharepoint and then create a mailbox in Exchange Server say: [email protected]. And then use this email for my SharePoint messaging and notifications, etc.

How is this possible and what are the steps? I have tried to set the email settings from Central Administration > System Settings but to no avail, it does not even ask me to enter the credentials to verify the domain account.

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If you have exchange server in place then it is very much easy to configure the SharePoint outgoing's email. You dont need to enter the credential to configure the outgoing email.

For sharepoint 2013:

  • Go to central admin > system settings > outgoing email settings
  • On the Outgoing E-Mail Settings page, in the Mail Settings section, type the SMTP server name for outgoing email (for example, mail.example.com) in the Outbound SMTP server box.
  • In the From address box, type the email address as you want it to be displayed to email recipients.
  • In the Reply-to address box, type the email address to which you want email recipients to reply.
  • In the Character set list, select the character set that is appropriate for your language.
  • Click OK

Now, on the exchange side add your servers into exchange relay.https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263462(v=office.15).aspx

For SharePoint 2016, check this article. https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/34167.sharepoint-2016-outgoing-email-configuration-settings.aspx

  • I notice that you have not mentioned the Incoming E-Mail Settings, why is that?
    – Saleh Omar
    Commented Feb 23, 2017 at 6:20
  • But from your question what I understand you want to configure outgoing email? Do you want incoming too?
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Commented Feb 23, 2017 at 12:06
  • Yes, I plan on using incoming E-Mail from users. One question though, when you insert the name of outgoing account, why it does not ask you to verify your identity via password?
    – Saleh Omar
    Commented Feb 24, 2017 at 9:01

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