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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

What eror do you get/ can you please give more details?

Thanks a lot Vlad !

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