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  • Question

  • Hi,

    Is there any way to configure FIM to use non-Exchange account, for instance Gmail, as a sender account in email notifications?

    Or is this feature strictly connected to Microsoft Exchange?

    Thank you.

    Best regards

        Rafal Grzybowski

    Thursday, September 27, 2012 8:44 AM


All replies

  • Hi,

    It’s not a problem to configure any email enabled account.

    But you should have privilege’s that.


    M. Irfan

    • Proposed as answer by M.Irfan Thursday, September 27, 2012 12:30 PM
    Thursday, September 27, 2012 12:30 PM
  • What do you mean by "email enabled account"?

    How can I setup SMTP for non-exchange account?

    I would like to get rid of Microsoft Exchange.

    Thursday, September 27, 2012 12:33 PM
  • This I am talking you must have the permissions.

    You can buy Office 365. Or you can register google apps(its free if you have registered domain).

    M. Irfan

    Thursday, September 27, 2012 1:37 PM
  • Thanks for your answer but I still don't get it.

    In my FIM configuration file there is:

        <add key="mailServer" value="" />
        <add key="isExchange" value="0" />
        <add key="sendAsAddress" value="" />

    And let's say I have gmail account with password 'fakepassword'.

    What should I do, to configure FIM to use this account as a sender?

    Thursday, September 27, 2012 1:45 PM
  • Rafal,

    YOu can use a non-Exchange server. Exchange 2007 is only required(for non-R2 version of FIM) to use the group management plugin or to be able to use Outlook client for approvals. If you just need notifications, you can point to a SMTP service by modifying the values in the config file. You will need to restart FIM service after making this change.

    Friday, September 28, 2012 12:40 AM
  • Glenn,

    What account will be used to authenticate to SMTP. Is it the same used to run FIM Service?

    Friday, September 28, 2012 7:27 AM
  • You can use any SMTP server to send FIM emails - just don't tick the "Exchange" option as you're installing.

    However the SMTP server must accept unauthenticated relaying. If you need to specify credentials or a specific port then relay via a local IIS instance:

    Friday, September 28, 2012 8:51 AM