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Project Server 2013 and email notifications RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    Newbie's question: is it possible to set email notifications in Project Server 2013 without Exchange Server, just with gmail or hotmail? 

    Is there somewhere a document for that?

    Thanks

    Friday, September 19, 2014 9:35 AM

Answers

  • Hi Robert,

    In addition to Guillaume's replies, I think it should work using 'other' SMTPs (Google, Hotmail, GoDaddy) but they will need to accept unauthenticated connections (usually on port 25). I remember I personally used one of GoDaddy's SMTPs some time ago but for something else not Project/SharePoint related and you should expect sometimes delays in delivering the emails and a limited number of emails.

    I would check first with your network provider first and see if they have already an SMTP (or even try smtp.<domain> and see if it works) and if not, go down the route and find 3rd party providers

    Hope this helps

    Paul



    • Edited by PaulMarinescu Friday, September 19, 2014 4:59 PM
    • Marked as answer by Robert6156 Sunday, February 8, 2015 6:00 PM
    Friday, September 19, 2014 4:51 PM

All replies

  • Hi Robert,

    Here is the documentation for configuring email notifications. I might be wrong and it has to be tested but the destination email could be any email address, you just have to enter a gmail or hotmail address in the resource email field.


    Hope this helps,


    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MCP, MCTS |

    Friday, September 19, 2014 12:07 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi Guillaume,

    So, how can I get the  SMTP mail server ? Is it my provider's SMTP Server? How can I get it?                      Thanks

    Friday, September 19, 2014 2:44 PM
  • Hi Robert,

    As mentionned in the article, for the SMTP mail server box, enter the server name, meaning the project server instance name.


    Hope this helps,


    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MCP, MCTS |

    Friday, September 19, 2014 2:48 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi Robert,

    In addition to Guillaume's replies, I think it should work using 'other' SMTPs (Google, Hotmail, GoDaddy) but they will need to accept unauthenticated connections (usually on port 25). I remember I personally used one of GoDaddy's SMTPs some time ago but for something else not Project/SharePoint related and you should expect sometimes delays in delivering the emails and a limited number of emails.

    I would check first with your network provider first and see if they have already an SMTP (or even try smtp.<domain> and see if it works) and if not, go down the route and find 3rd party providers

    Hope this helps

    Paul



    • Edited by PaulMarinescu Friday, September 19, 2014 4:59 PM
    • Marked as answer by Robert6156 Sunday, February 8, 2015 6:00 PM
    Friday, September 19, 2014 4:51 PM