This is a high level question. Can I enable incoming email for SharePoint without any involvement from Active Directory or Exchange?
From what I have read, integration with Active Directory or Exchange contacts is an option. I don't want the lists to show up in the address book, I just want them to work.
It's my understanding that if you say you do NOT want SharePoint Directory Management to create distribution groups and contacts, that there would not be any need for SharePoint to be able to write to Active Directory. Is this correct?