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Can't I send and receive emails without exchange server?

Posted By:      Posted Date: April 10, 2011    Points: 0   Category :C#

Hello Friends,

I know this question of mine sounds weird but here goes. I am installing SharePoint 2010 on a standalone machine which has its own AD, SMTP. Now I would like to enable email communications within the system and almost all the forums I come across say that exchange server is needed for email communication. My question is can't this be done without exchange server???

If the exchange server is not needed please do provide me with instructions on how to go ahead with my installation.

Thanks & Regards, Chandra Shekhar Rameneni

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