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

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Adnan is six time Microsoft MVP (Since 2015) with over 16 years of extensive experience with major expertise on SharePoint, SharePoint based development, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams, .Net Platform and Microsoft BI. He is currently working Sr Microsoft Consultant at Olive + Goose. He is MCT Regional Lead for Pakistan Chapter since 2012. He is working on SharePoint for past 12 years and worked on different intranet/intranet solutions for private & govt. sector majorly in United states and Gulf region and have experience of working with multiple Fortune 500 companies. He is a trainer, technology evangelist and also speaks in community forums.

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