In current series of blog posts, I shared detail on Installation and configuration of SharePoint 2016 and also for WFEs. In this blog I am sharing the details on how to setup outgoing email, follow the below steps to configure outgoing email in SharePoint Server 2016 (similar steps for SharePoint Server 2013)

  • If you have existing SMTP server, you can configure with the SharePoint Central Admin
  • If not, install a SMTP server as your outbound SMTP server.
  • Configure the Outgoing e-mail server information by opening SharePoint Central Administration and following these steps:
  • In Central Administration, click System Settings.
  • On the System Settings page, in the E-Mail and Text Messages (SMS) section, click Configure outgoing e-mail settings.
  • On the Outgoing E-Mail Settings page, in the Mail Settingssection, type the SMTP server name for outgoing e-mail (e.g. “”) in the Outbound SMTP server
  • In the From addressbox, type the e-mail address as you want it to be displayed to e-mail recipients, such as “”
  • In theReply-to address box, type the e-mail address to which you want e-mail recipients to reply to, if desired.
  • In the Character setlist, select the character set that is appropriate for your language.

Click OK.

SharePoint Email configuration

Test outgoing email by dropping a test file in the Pickup folder

Useful links:

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