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Configuring Incoming E-Mail in SharePoint 2010 without Active Directory or Exchange

Many people wonder (I used to as well) how to go about configuring SharePoint 2010 incoming e-mail support without Active Directory or Exchange.

Not to worry, here is what you need to do.

These are the steps to do that:


In my environment, I had a standalone SharePoint 2010 Implementation on Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard with a Static IP addressI had the SMTP Services enabledThe server name was "demoserver" In the Central Administration, in the System Settings, in Incoming e-mail support, I gave demoserver.com as the e-mail idI went to the hosts file located in c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc and placed an entry for the IP address with demoserver.comThen just make sure demoserver.com is pinging - it should now show the static ip of the current serverTo test this, configure incoming e-mail settings on a document library - for example shareddocs@demoserver.comNow - in your Outlook, configure POP and SMTP as demoserver.com or the machine's IP address - Receiving will give e…

Calling Web Services from SilverLight in Windows 7

When you make web services call from Silverlight, you are advised to have a crossdomainpolicy file in place in order for Silverlight code to make the web service call without any issues. In Windows 7, apart from doing this, you also need to turn off identity impersonate in the web.config of the Web Services virtual directory.