e-mailing from WSS using IIS SMTP

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Robert Kellogg, Jan 31, 2004.

  1. Hello All!

    I'm trying to get my WSS (Windows Sharepoint Services) to e-mail alerts to
    users and its not working. I read in the help about configuring e-mail for
    the WSS, but all it talks about is a SMTP server for IIS. I'm using
    Exchange 2003 and currently using a SMTP virtual server for send and
    recieving e-mail. I have also used telnet services to make sure I can relay
    internally and all is good. I dont have to setup a sep SMTP server inside
    of IIS for this to work do I? If I do, will it effect my current Exchange
    SMTP server?

    Thanks in adv.

    Robert Kellogg, Jan 31, 2004
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  2. You have two options for sending EMails from WSS.
    1. Within WSS configuration just point to your Exchange 2003 SMTP-Server
    and configure the Exchange 2003 virtual server to relay from your WSS
    2. Install SMTP on your WSS box and use your Exchange2003 as smart host.
    You have to allow Exchange relaying from your WSS host as well.

    From your post it seems, that you always using option 1, so here's
    another thought. IIRC it's necessary that the Sharepoint timer service
    is up and running to get alerts send out correctly.

    Rainer Wittmann, Feb 1, 2004
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  3. Robert Kellogg

    Ryan Miller Guest

    Some have been confused because there are settings for this in the Central
    Administration on the WSS box as well as in the Administration General
    Settings on a per site basis. I think it is the per site basis that
    matters. The Central Administration setting only serves as a default for
    new sites.

    I'm using the same set up and emails are working. I just have the name of
    the Exchange box entered at the SMTP server. Anyway... As a test you could
    set it up and then try adding a new user by email address and make sure that
    email gets sent. That would tell you if it is the email or the notification
    portion that is broken.

    Also, I think the 'Issues List' has an email function when the record is
    assigned to a user. That may work outside of the notification system as
    well and help with trouble shooting.

    Good Luck,
    Ryan Miller, Feb 2, 2004
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