Why incoming email is not configurable on all server? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,


    we have a 5 server Farm (1DB+2application+2front end).

    When we go to the central admin, theres only one server confgiurable with the incoming e-mail service. The other ones don't display the role in the available list of roles.


    Friday, February 4, 2011 6:33 PM


  • Hi BOBO94,


    There's 2 modes you can configure incoming e-mail basic or advanced mode


    • If you are using the basic scenario, each SharePoint front-end Web server must be running the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) service and the Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Web Application service.

    • If you are using the advanced scenario, you can use one or more servers in the server farm to run the SMTP service and to have a valid SMTP server address. Alternatively, you must know the name of a server outside the farm that is running the SMTP service and the location of the e-mail drop folder.


    Please check the below link to understand the topology of incoming email server configuration



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