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Automating Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010 Administration with Windows PowerShell® 2.0 by Shannon Bray, Gary Lapointe

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Configure Incoming and Outgoing Email

One of the common tasks that just about every SharePoint administrator will have to perform is enabling SharePoint to send—and in some rare cases, receive—email. Unfortunately, the SharePoint team did not provide you with any cmdlets to use to configure outgoing and incoming email. However, you can do this easily using the SharePoint API. The following sections demonstrate how to configure SharePoint to send and receive emails using Windows PowerShell and the SharePoint API.

Configure Outgoing Email

Outgoing email settings can be configured within the Central Administration site by navigating to System Settings Outgoing E-Mail Settings. Configuring SharePoint to send emails is a simple matter of setting ...

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