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Route SharePoint Email from non-prod farms to mail enabled group or SP list.

Why do we need to route emails coming from SharePoint DEV & TEST farms to mail enabled group or SP list. This includes both Nintex and SharePoint alert mails.

 Where this can be useful:

  • When carrying out testing for SharePoint alerts or Nintex workflows to confirm delivery of emails to users – this email routing will help validate this.
  • When we move site collections to non-prod farms from PROD accidental notifications to users will not occur.
  • Preventing emails reaching a larger audience sent mistakenly by a workflow or SharePoint alerts.
  • Gauging which users are active on non-prod site collections and notify them when we plan to implement changes to DEV and TEST SharePoint environment.

Issues this may cause:

  • Any power user/user trying to test something in non-prod will not receive emails, they will have to contact SharePoint Support for confirmation of emails or SharePoint support can forward that email to the user.
  • You need to provide “from address” to an SMTP server to the exchange admin and he can setup a rule to route these to a newly created mail enabled group also mention which group/list need to be part of these mail enabled group to receive emails.

From Address

mail enabled group

Members of the group

DEV FARM: SP2010Dev@contoso.com

SharePoint Dev Alerts

Sharepoint.Support@contoso.com
DEV Nintex: SP2010Dev@contoso.com  
TST Farm: SP2010Test@contoso.com

SharePoint Test Alerts

Sharepoint.Support@contoso.com
TST Nintex: SP2010Test@contoso.com  

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