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How To Setup Inbound SMTP Mail Configuration on SAP ABAP Stack

Hi ,

In this blog I would like to share my experience on Inbound mail configuration.

Please find the step explained in detail for how to setup inbound mail configuration for SAP ABAP stack

Mail configuration in SAP allows for sending and receiving emails for which external email infrastructure is needed , it comes along with Netweaver ABAP. Steps are very simple

  1. Make sure port 25 is not used on the server

Important: Verify with system team!!!


/etc/init.d/sendmail stop  <-- Important: Verify with system team!!!

ps -ef | grep sendmail

netstat -nap | grep :25

  1. Add permission to icmbnd

>chown root:sapsys icmbnd

>chmod 4750 icmbnd

  1. Profile parameters:

    • Is /SMTP/virt_host_0 = *:*;

    • icm/server_port_1 = PROT=SMTP,PORT=25,TIMEOUT=120,PROCTIMEOUT=120,EXTBIND=1

  2. Go to t-code - SU01

    • Create a user for incoming mail

      • Name: MAIL<SID><CLIENT NO>

      • Type: Service

      • Profile: SCON

      • Mail address: mail<SID><client no>@FQDN

  1. Go to t-code - SICF

    • Create virtual host per client and assign to vrt_host from 1.1


5.2 Activate the Virtual Host.

6.Check in tcode. SMICM that the SMTP service is Active and Externally bound

      7.Send test mail from outlook:

  • To: mail<sid><client no>@FQDN

  • Check t-code-> SOIN

  • Check sap office inbox with tcode->so01

Reference Links

For Reference:

SAP Note: 455140 :
SAP Help :

Thanks for reading ! I Will be back with another topic in the next blog.

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