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.
mail enabled group
Members of the group
|DEV FARM: SP2010Dev@contoso.com||
SharePoint Dev Alerts
|DEV Nintex: SP2010Dev@contoso.com|
|TST Farm: SP2010Test@contoso.com||
SharePoint Test Alerts
|TST Nintex: SP2010Test@contoso.com|