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Plan email integration for a SharePoint farm in SharePoint 2013

Published: July 16, 2012

Summary:  Learn how to plan for e-mail integration in SharePoint 2013.

Applies to:  SharePoint Foundation 2013 | SharePoint Server 2013 

To enable communication in SharePoint 2013 is a critical component for creating web applications in which group members can interact with each other and keep up with changes to information through the use of alerts. The site collection features that are dependent on communications being properly set up include the following:

  • Alerts that notify group members when things have changed.

  • Administrative messages related to requests for site access and other site administration issues.

  • Discussion groups.

To make the most effective use of the communications features, planning should include understanding the software requirements and maintenance considerations.

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Provides information on how to set up email for discussion groups.

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Plan outgoing email for a SharePoint farm in SharePoint 2013

Provides information about how to use alerts and administrative messages.

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