Configure Send email to Sharepoint on SBS 2011–Preview


Note this works for the public beta and is subject to change

This assumes that your domain is and WSF is the domain specific to Sharepoint, everything that is RED is a value you need to set

· Configure Address Space in Exchange

New-AcceptedDomain –Domainname –domaintype ExternalRelay –name

· Configure Foreign Connector with drop folder

  • Mkdir “C:\Drop Directory\WSF”
  • New-ForeignConnector -Name "WSF Connector" -AddressSpaces "" -SourceTransportServers "Hub01","Hub02"
  • Set-TransportServer Hub01 -RootDropDirectoryPath "C:\Drop Directory"
  • Set-ForeignConnector "WSF Connector" -DropDirectory "WSF"

· Configure WSF to use drop folder

  • Start –> All Programs –> MS SP 2010 Prod –> SP 2010 Central Admin
  • System Settings –> Configure incoming e-mail Settings
  • Enable Sites on this server to receive e-mail = yes
  • E-Mail server display address =
  • E-mail Drop Folder = “C:\Drop Directory\WSF”

· Mail enable a WSF document library

  • Browse to site ex: http://companyweb
  • Click on the Document Library you want to mail enable Ex: Shared Documents
  • Click Library in the Ribbon
  • Click Library Settings
  • Under Communications click “Incoming e-mail settings”
  • Click allow this document library to receive e-email
  • Fill out the Email address Field Ex: “”

· Create contact for WSF document library

  • New-mailcontact –ExternalEmailaddress “” –name Docs –alias Docs –Firstname WSFFirst –Lastname WSFLast

One thought on “Configure Send email to Sharepoint on SBS 2011–Preview

  1. I tried these instructions in the RTM version of SBS 2011 and at first could not get this work. Here is what I figured out:
    You must give the spfarm and Network Service accounts full control to the WSF directory. You must also choose the option to save original email on the Incoming Email Settings page on the Document Library settings. After I did that email to SharePoint worked.

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