Email enabled lists or document libraries in SharePoint Online office 365

This SharePoint tutorial, we will discuss email-enabled lists and document libraries in SharePoint Online Office 365.

Now, this is an interesting topic SharePoint Online has limitation Email enabled for Libraries and lists.

Email enabled feature doesn’t support in SharePoint Online Libraries.

So what’s next? Today we will discuss a couple of solution approach which is similar to email enabled feature but not exactly the same.

Option1 – Configure site Mail Box

Kindly refer Configure site Mail Box which has step by step process for configuration.
Site Mailbox configuration is for entire site.

SharePoint 2013 we have library level email enable configuration. Site Mailbox will not be a good idea if you are looking for more than one library to have email enabled in SharePoint Online as this is applicable for the entire site and we can have only one site mailbox configured for one site.

Option 2- Microsoft Flow

Kindly refer Microsoft Flow which has step by step process for configuration.

Microsoft Flow has its own limitations as well.

I would further compare SP 2013 email-enabled library and Microsoft flow “Save my email attachments to a SharePoint document library “template.

Microsoft Flow “Save my email attachments to a SharePoint document library” configuration require document library URL to be configured. Microsoft flow further allows configuring rules and actions.

So any emails have an attachment file that will be upload to the configured Document Library. But it will not save the email to the document Library.

It only uploads the attachment file to the Document library.

But in SP 2013 Library email-enabled feature, it sends emails to the SharePoint document library.

Option 3- Third-Party Apps

There are many third-party solutions available that provided email enabled for document Libraries.

  • Pentalogic – SharePoint online email-enabled document libraries
  • MessageOps – SharePoint Bridge
  • Vorsite – Vorapps
  • Cloud 2050 – Email Sync

This SharePoint tutorial, we learned email-enabled lists or document libraries in SharePoint Online office 365.

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Sambita Rath

I have 9 years of exprience into SharePoint implementation, architecture, Administrator, development and Training.Designing Information Architecture in SharePoint 2007, 2010,2013 and Office 365.