What’s new in Discussion Board Plus R2.5 – Part 2 of 6

Bamboo Push Email Service: Create a topic via email

Base
SharePoint does not support fully functioning email post/reply or has different
ways of working with SharePoint lists. Thus, you need to configure different
e-mail addresses for each SharePoint List. This is a significant limitation
when you want to send emails to create, or reply to, various threads in
multiple Discussion Board Plus lists on the same site collection or web application.
(Learn more here.)

In Discussion Board Plus R2.5, we’ve introduced a fully
collaborative element between Outlook and SharePoint lists. Now multiple lists
can use a single email to receive data. The purpose of this feature is to save
users time spent on configuring email addresses for each list.  Of course, the email template must include the
list information when you send an email.

This
release is supported by Exchange 2010, Exchange 2013 and Exchange Office 365. 

Note:
List title might not have the same title following WAD of base SharePoint.

In
this article, we’ll show you how to configure E-mail Settings to create
threads/topics on multiple Discussion Board Plus lists via an MS Exchange. 

How to configure E-mail Settings

Go
to Central Administrator Page → click on E-mail Settings

Discussion Board Plus

Provide
information on the page:

  • Site Collection: Select a site collection. For
    example: http://serverchauo15
  • Exchange service URL: For example:
    https://172.0.0.8 or https://outlook.office365.com
  • Email address: For example: account@domain.com
    or account@domain.onmicrosoft.com
  • Username: For example: domainaccount or
    account@domain.onmicrosoft.com
  • Password: enter your email password

Click OK.

Create a topic via
email

First of
all, you must create a Discussion Board Plus list on your site as pictured
below.

Go to MS
Exchange to create a thread/topic with the following email templates:

1. Template #1-Use list
title inside it.

To:
provide the email which is configured in
the list setting or in Central Admin

Subject:
the topic title

Body:

                List: {provide a list title}

                Enter your email body

 

Here's an
example of creating a regular topic:

After
Timer Job ran, refresh your site to see new thread in DB+ list

Click on the topic to see the content.

2. Template #2-Use list URL

To:
provide the email which is configured in
the list setting or in Central Admin

Subject:
the topic title

Body:

                List: {provide a list URL}

 

                Type in the body of your email

After
Timer Job ran, refresh your site to see new thread in DB+ list.

Click on the topic to see the content.

Note: If you want to run Timer Job to receive email
immediately, read What’s new in Discussion Board Plus R2.5 – Part 3 of 6.

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