How can i send mail from
hmailSserver to a SharePoint library ?
I work on Windows Server 2008. When an email is sent from Outlook I can't find it in the library..
I use hMailServer with Sharepoint.
Since I have worked with this to a good degree, I have a few threads in these forums that would be of service to you:
- How to Enable Email in Lists
- Also, see my response in this thread.
- How to Enable Email in Lists Without Using Exchange? - here I actually answer my own question.
- How does internal email get to the SMTP client of a SharePoint server? - my answer in this post has links to the hMailServer forum where the vbs scripts can be found.
Now, I'll tell you that there is a bit of a trick to it. You have to configure
hMailServer with a vbs script to drop the mail into a location where SharePoint can pick it up. In my posts there is a link to the script to use for
hMailServer. You also need to make sure you have configured your mail pickup in SharePoint's Central Administration. In my case,
hMailServer was on one machine and SharePoint on another. So I also had to configure a shared directory between the two machines to use as the dropoff folder.
There is also a thread in the hMailServer forum about this.
In Central Administration > System Settings > Configure Incoming Email there is a place to designate where your "E-mail drop folder" is. This is where you want
hMailServer to put is messages. SharePoint will take any messages you put in that folder and sift them and deliver them to the appropriate lists.
The best way, with
hMailServer is to add a subdomain. Say your primary domain is
mydomain.com where your email address would be
email@example.com. In hMailServer, create a second one called
portal.mydomain.com where email for the portal lists would be
firstname.lastname@example.org. Now, in the vbs script, you look for any messages going to the subdomain and move them to the drop folder for SharePoint to pick up.
However, you also have to go into the
list's own settings and enable it to receive email there.
Since you are enabling email for lists, you should also set up the SMTP Virtual Server on the machine hosting SharePoint. This is what IIS6 is for. You point it to your hMailServer using the subdomain mentioned above. That will allow your portal to SEND email, too. I posted links to directions on how to configure IIS6 in this thread.
Another thing you need to do, if you haven't already, is to configure your DNS Server with an
mx record to use hMailServer as the mail handler. There is more information about this in the hMailServer forum.
Here path is C:\inetpub\mailroot\Drop.
Is that path accessible to both
hMailServer AND SharePoint? Did you set that path in SharePoint's SCA as I mentioned above?
Thanks for your reply. I have added this code in vb script.
Sub OnDeliverMessage(oMessage) Dim path, filename, fso, original, copy path = Split(oMessage.Filename, "\", -1, 1)
filename = "C:\inetpub\mailroot\Drop\" & _ path(UBound(path)) Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject") Set copy = fso.CreateTextFile(filename, True) copy.WriteLine("x-sender: " & oMessage.FromAddress) copy.WriteLine("x-receiver: " & oMessage.To) Set original = fso.OpenTextFile(oMessage.Filename, 1) copy.WriteLine(original.ReadAll) copy.Close original.Close
Here path is C:\inetpub\mailroot\Drop. I checked permission. It is Ok. In CA, I configured incoming mail setting and give same Path but still not working. Can you elaborate your answer? Is it necessary to start smtp in iis 6.0. I can't start it.