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Enable email in Sharepoint Calendar

Enable email in Sharepoint Calendar

Enable email in Sharepoint Calendar


I am trying to create a calendar list in sharepoint that accepts incoming mail. What I would like the calendar to do it get the information from the email and update the calendar on Sharepoint. I believe what I need is setup an e mail address that I can e mail to. How do I do this? When I click on 'Incoming E mail Settings' there is a box where I can type in the e mail address. I typed my company email address in this box since my email is in Active Directory. I tried sending myself a meeting request and nothing showed up in Sharepoint. So I am trying to figure out what e mail address do I use and what I need to change in Sharepoint so that meeting requests from outlook can be updated in sharepoint.


RE: Enable email in Sharepoint Calendar



When you create an email address for the list, it will then sync with AD. So, in your list settings, you create VactionSharePointCalendar@companyname.com.  That address will be synced with AD...

You would email VactionSharePointCalendar@companyname.com to have email dropped into that list / library.

I have found that discussion boards are REAL handy for dealing with email enabled lists.



RE: Enable email in Sharepoint Calendar

Thanks ehaze. I did follow the steps. I entered vacation_Calendar@company.com in the list email settings. But when I send a meeting request to this e mail account I get a message saying e mail address not found. Is it because the sync with AD is not happening from the calendar? If so what feature in sharepoint enables this sync.

RE: Enable email in Sharepoint Calendar

Are you seeing your new email address in your Outlook address book?

more fun reading:

Also found this:
In order to email to a SharePoint calendar, the process is slightly different. You have to create and send a meeting invitation from your Microsoft Outlook calendar to the address specified. It will automatically appear on the calendar. To add content to all other lists, send a standard email with the entry title in the subject field and the entry body in the message of the email. The entry will populate the list appropriately.


RE: Enable email in Sharepoint Calendar

After I add a new e-mail address to a Sharepoint calendar in the incoming email setting I do not see the email address in outlook. I believe SharePoint is not creating the email adress in AD.

RE: Enable email in Sharepoint Calendar

Is the email making it to the drop box?

Are your permissions correct in AD?

... sorry, i'm swamped with a project ...


RE: Enable email in Sharepoint Calendar

Nope. The issue is still not resolved, SharePoint is not creating the object in AD.

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