Alerts to Public Distribution List


  • Hi All,

    We have a public distribution list which has individual users and other PDL's added into it(cascading PDL'S)

    Ex: - The root PDL is "RootPDL" which has individual users u1,u2,u3,u4 and other PDL's (ChildPDL1 with users c1,c2,c3; ChildPDL2 with users d1,d2,d3; and ChildPDL3 with users e1,e2,e3).

    This RootPDL is added to SharePoint 2010 list so that 'Alerts' can be received by the users.

    All the PDL's are security groups in AD and below setting is unchecked in Exchange

    'Required that all senders are authenticated' 

    With above settings, alerts are sent to individual users added to the root PDL which are u1,u2,u3 and u4. But users(c1,c2,c3,d1,d2,d3,e1,e2,e3) inside ChildPDL's still do not receive any alerts.

    How does an exchange server can sends email to all user inside all PDLS?

    Any inputs/suggestions/information about this issue would be helpful.

    Anitha Vyas

    Sunday, May 8, 2016 9:02 AM


  • Hi,

    Base on my test, we can send message to root DL, also expand message to sub DL's members in Exchange server.

    For your question, I want to confirm:
    1. Is there any NDR return if send message to root DL? Please uncheck "Required that all senders are authenticated" options for all group.
    2. Whether this error only occur if send 'Alerts' by SharePoint 2013?

    Moreover, please ensure the steps and remind to send email alerts from SharePoint 2010 to distribution lists, for your reference:
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    Allen Wang
    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 9:52 AM

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