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SharePoint sends emails to users but doesn’t send emails to Distribution Groups

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There are some rare SharePoint cases where your SharePoint can send alerts to Users but doesn’t want to send anything to Distribution Groups.

If your SharePoint sends emails to users it means that your SharePoint outgoing email is well configured. The problem actually comes from Exchange.

Go into Exchange Management Console>  Recipient Configuration > Distribution Groups.

Right-click the Distribution Group that doesn’t work, and go into Properties. Than go into Mail Flow Settings, and go into the Properties of Message Delivery Restrictions.

You have to un-check the “Required that all senders are authenticated” check box.

Now your SharePoint will be able to send emails to that distribution group.

Say Thanks if it helped :).

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8 Comments

  • March 13, 2013 at 12:51 pm
    Anonymous

    Worked for me..cheers! Was scrathing my head with this for a while.

    Reply
  • January 30, 2014 at 6:25 am
    John

    Well this setting is already unchecked but still distribution list do not appear in the users to share with

    Reply
    • February 6, 2014 at 1:13 pm

      You cannot “share” stuff with a Distribution group.. only for alerts or stuff like that. For security you need AD security groups!

      Reply
    • August 28, 2015 at 9:30 am
      Parik

      John,
      I am having same issue where alert emails to Dist group does not work even if setting is unchecked with Sharepoint 2007. Did you find the solution to this?

      Reply
  • October 10, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Hi,
    does not work for me, I can not add the distribution group or email

    Reply
  • March 4, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Thanks a lot Vlad !

    Reply

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