Configure Email/SMTP in SharePoint 2010

You can configure outgoing e-mail for a farm by using the SharePoint Central Administration Web site.

TO CONFIGURE OUTGOING E-MAIL FOR A FARM BY USING CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION:

  1. Verify that you have the following administrative credentials: You must be a member of the Farm Administrators group on the computer that is running the SharePoint Central Administration Web site.
  2. In Central Administration, click System Settings.
  3. On the System Settings page, in the E-Mail and Text Messages (SMS) section, click Configure outgoing e-mail settings.

  4. On the Outgoing E-Mail Settings page, in the Mail Settings section, type the SMTP server name for outgoing e-mail (for example, mail.example.com) in the Outbound SMTP server box.

  5. In the From address box, type the e-mail address as you want it to be displayed to e-mail recipients.
  6. In the Reply-to address box, type the e-mail address to which you want e-mail recipients to reply.
  7. In the Character set list, select the character set that is appropriate for your language.
  8. Click OK

Configure outgoing e-mail for a specific Web application

You can configure outgoing e-mail for a specific Web application by using the Central Administration Web site as well. Use the following procedures to configure outgoing e-mail. Additionally, site administrators can receive notices when users request access to a site if you choose to set it up that way.

TO CONFIGURE OUTGOING E-MAIL FOR A SPECIFIC WEB APPLICATION BY USING CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION

  1. Verify that you have the following administrative credentials: You must be a member of the Farm Administrators group on the computer that is running the SharePoint Central Administration Web site.
  2. In Central Administration, in the Application Management section, click Manage web applications.

  3. On the Web Applications Management page, select a Web application, and then in the General Settingsgroup on the Ribbon, click Outgoing E-mail.

  4. On the Web Application Outgoing E-Mail Settings page, in the Mail Settings section, type the SMTP server name for outgoing e-mail (for example, mail.fabrikam.com) in the Outbound SMTP server box.

  5. In the From address box, type the e-mail address (for example, the site administrator alias) as you want it to be displayed to e-mail recipients.
  6. In the Reply-to address box, type the e-mail address (for example, a help desk alias) to which you want e-mail recipients to reply.
  7. In the Character set list, click the character set that is appropriate for your language.
  8. Click OK.