I would like to test the function that sending an email to Sharepoint server and Sharepoint will move the email document libarary.

From my understanding, Sharepoint will regularly check C:\inetpub\mailroot\Drop and move the mail file into library. So all I need to some tool to create those mail file in the Drop folder. Is there some handy tool to do so? Thanks.

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Apparently I was incorrectly remembering the process for working with this last night. So here is an update with more detail.

I have done this with just note pad. Usually I will take an email out of Outlook or other client and save it as a .txt file so that I can edit it easily. I'll make the adjustments to the to, x-sender, and x-receiver headers and then just save it to the folder as a .eml.

But really the best thing is to configure the environment so that when you send the email, it gets dropped in the folder as expected.

The most important thing is that you include

x-sender: [email protected]
x-receiver: [email protected]

Here is an example header you are welcome to use:

x-sender: [email protected]
x-receiver: [email protected]
Received: from US-XCH-01.domain.net ([]) by usd-01.domain.net with Microsoft SMTPSVC(6.0.3790.4675);
     Tue, 15 Oct 2013 10:17:34 -0400
Received: from usd-04.domain.net ([]) by US-XCH-01.domain.net with Microsoft SMTPSVC(6.0.3790.3959);
     Tue, 15 Oct 2013 10:18:24 -0400
Received: from USD-03.domain.net ([fe80::bd40:54db:3700:7e66]) by
 us-04.domain.net ([fe80::4c06:3001:d4ea:d2c4%12]) with mapi id
 14.02.0342.003; Tue, 15 Oct 2013 10:18:24 -0400
From: Robert Kaucher <[email protected]>
To: "[email protected]" <[email protected]>
Subject:    A Third Test
Thread-Topic: a third test
Thread-Index: Ac7JsUXUHTketEOPTZ2a/Cbs1EHTVA==
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2013 14:18:23 +0000
Message-ID: <[email protected]>
Accept-Language: en-US
Content-Language: en-US
x-originating-ip: []
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
MIME-Version: 1.0
Return-Path: [email protected]
X-OriginalArrivalTime: 15 Oct 2013 14:18:24.0424 (UTC) FILETIME=[68C1AA80:01CEC9B1]

Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

Body of message

Here is a screen shot showing it worked.

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  • Thanks a lot. I will keep it as future reference. Because I need some email attachment so I do this: 1. Setup smtp (with iis6) on localhost
    – Mark L
    Mar 7, 2014 at 1:21

Thanks a lot Robert. I will keep it as future reference.

In my test I need some email with attachment. So I do this way:

  1. Setup smtp (with iis6) on localhost, map mydomain.com to it. Change the relay rule and authentication rule to allow everyone use (since it is just my test box)
  2. Setup MX record @mydomain.com at DNS server: i.e. @mydomain.com --> localhost
  3. Install a thin email client. (I used something really thin 2 years ago but I forgot the name so I use Thunderbird.) In the client set SMTP as localhost and no authentication required. We are ready to send email to local drop folder now.

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