Configuring Outgoing email settings in SharePoint with Gmail SMTP

Outgoing email settings in SharePoint with Gmail SMTP

  1. Select SMTP Server in features in Server

  2. Go to Start à Administrative
Tools à Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 Manager to open IIS 6.0 à right click on SMTP Server à Properties


    3. In Access Tab go to Relay Restrictions


    In Relay Restrictions

    1) Check “All except the list below”

    2) Check
    “Allow all computers which successfully authenticate to relay…”



    4. Goto message tab and fill in as shown below


    5. Go to delivery tab on Outbound Connections, fill in

    6. In delivery tab in outbound security

    Select basic authentication and
    in Username provide a Gmail account already configured for POP3

    Create and setup a Gmail account to use POP3.

    Enabling POP3 in    Gmail:


    Check TLS Encryption : this is important as Gmail accepts SMTP connection with SSL only.


    7. In delivery tab, click on advance and provide the details

     8. Now in SharePoint Central Admin we have to setup outgoing email settings with using local SMTP Server we just configured


    Comments (29)
    1. Suggested to my client and it works

    2. Anonymous says:

      I configured the outgoing emails and it worked perfectly but after some time gmail is not delivering emails. Is there any limit and gmail allows to use smtp service ?

    3. Anonymous says:

      Thank you very much its working….

    4. Anil Avula says:

      Thanks.This will be great help to sharepoint community

    5. Anonymous says:

      This was so great – I also used it to allow my network printers to scan to email via Exchange Online when they didn’t support TLS encryption. Thank you so much!!!

    6. Alfredo Gonzalez says:

      Great Post! You saved my life!! Thank you

    7. Douglas Neira says:

      hola muchas gracias por este post, sin embargo cuando hice el procedimiento en la tercera gráfica no aparece la casilla de verificación

      " [  ] Allow all computers which successfully authenticate to relay, regardless of the list above "

      hay algún inconveniente con esto..

      y lo otro, como puedo verificar si ya quedó correctamtente configurado y como puedo hacer una prueba. gracias

    8. Matt Irvine says:

      Thank you for posting this, it is very clear and helpful.

      The set up of Gmail was straightforward and I followed these steps to configure SMTP and SharePoint. It worked perfectly. The whole process took about 15 minutes and I had emails being sent from a Nintex workflow.

      Well done!!

    9. George says:

      Thanks for your valuable post. Its clear, and saved me from spending time! Great!

    10. mariain says:

      Bonjour , j’ai suivi les étapes mais j’ai pas reçu un email lorsque je fais une alerte !!

    11. Chloé says:

      I configured the SMTP server as you explain it.
      But when I configure SharePoint and I press "Ok", I get the error : "unknown error".
      Can anybody help me please ?
      I am searching the solution for several hours.
      Thank you very much.

    12. Krishna Reddy Y says:

      Thank you very much its working like charm.

    13. Viviane says:

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    14. Zhian says:

      Thank you for your post! It was very helpful

    15. asa says:

      Thanks. Worked for me.

    16. jorge says:

      Gracias funciona perfecto

    17. Rinesh says:

      This is brilliant..

    18. AHMAD says:

      My messages are getting stuck at Queue folder. I am configuring it for sharepoint 2013

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    20. Voyance amour says:

      merci pour ces infos, ca aide vraiment

    21. Pritam says:

      I have configured the same way but my all emails are stucked in queue folder : C:inetpubmailrootQueue.

      Please HELP…

    22. gabriel says:

      Thanks ………………………

    23. Tu says:

      Thanks, this saved me my day.
      However, the sent out email are under the gmail address not the From Address as I thought
      second, the name of email address appear to be "Test" is there anyway I can change the name of the email address?

    24. Mohamed Abdeen says:

      I followed the post and I can’t receive emails and no one of the users receive emails

    25. I’ve recently started a web site, the info you offer on this site has helped me greatly. Thank you for all of your time & work. “One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.” by Walter Bagehot.

    26. adeel aftab says:

      I am facing error.
      #160005: Bad response from SMTP host’’: 530 5.7.0 Must issue a STARTTLS command first. l10sm23330750wrb.44 – gsmtp .
      envioronment: windows server 2012, sharepoint 2013

      please help

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