Benefits of using email-enabled SharePoint document libraries

Posted by on Apr 7, 2010 in SharePoint, SharePoint 2007

Prior to the release of Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft announced that the future of public folders was in question, and that SharePoint libraries would take their place. Microsoft quickly changed its stance and continues to support Exchange public folders, but there still might be a number of compelling reasons why you would want to consider storing incoming messages in SharePoint document libraries — instead of public folders.

SharePoint can enable incoming mail on lists and libraries. It also offers several out-of-the-box features like Alerts, Enterprise Search and Information Management policies, all of which provide for a richer collaborative experience.

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