Before you can take advantage of the benefits of using Outlook with SharePoint, your administrator must enable email support in Central Administration. Figure 16-3 shows the Central Administration page.
To open the SharePoint Central Administration Web Application:
On the server hosting MOSS 2007, click Start and then click All Programs.
Click Microsoft Office Server and then click SharePoint 3.0 Central Administration.
If prompted, type your username and password in the dialog box and press Enter to open Central Administration.
Figure 16-2. Opening a mail recipient's My Site from Outlook
On the Central Administration page at the Home tab, click the Operations tab to open the page shown in Figure 16-4.
Under "Topology and Services," click "Incoming e-mail settings."
When the Incoming E-Mail Settings page opens, if the SMTP service is not installed on your server, you will receive a message saying that it is a requirement before enabling incoming email support.
On the Configure Incoming E-Mail Settings Page under "Enable incoming e-mail," click the Yes radio button to enable email support.
Under Settings mode, click Automatic to automatically receive all your settings from the SMTP service, or click Advanced if you are using an email drop folder to receive mail.
In the Directory Management Service section under ...