Change the contact e-mail address (SharePoint Server 2010)


Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2010-04-02

Before you crawl any content, you should first specify a contact e-mail address that will help content owners to contact an administrator if crawl errors or performance issues occur. The contact e-mail address is included in the header information that the search system sends during crawl requests.

Use this procedure to configure the contact e-mail address.

To configure the contact e-mail address
  1. Verify that the user account that is performing this procedure is a service application administrator for the Search service application.

  2. On the SharePoint 2010 Central Administration Web site, in the Application Management section, click Manage service applications.

  3. On the Manage Service Applications page, click the Search service application for which you want to configure a contact e-mail address.

  4. On the Search Service Application: Search Administration page, locate Contact e-mail address. The contact e-mail address is in the form

  5. Click the text. The Search Email Setting dialog box opens.

  6. Type the new e-mail address that you want to use in the E-mail Address box.

  7. Click OK.

The Search Administration page refreshes and the new e-mail address is displayed.