Solved

Can't Start Windows 2003 Pop3 Service

Posted on 2004-08-31
12
2,595 Views
Last Modified: 2007-12-19
When I try to start the pop3 service I recive this error.

The POP3 Service could not start because:
The process terminated unexpectedly.
0
Comment
Question by:iampedro
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 7
  • 5
12 Comments
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:kiranghag
ID: 11948330
check the system and application log for any error or warning first...
0
 

Author Comment

by:iampedro
ID: 11949327
Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      POP3SVC
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      1012
Date:            8/31/2004
Time:            8:41:31 PM
User:            N/A
Computer:      SERVER101
Description:
The POP3 Service failed to bind the main socket. The error returned is <10048>.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:kiranghag
ID: 11953062
is there any other pop3 server running on the same system?
failure to bind socket means that there is some other software already using the default ports for the POP3 server.
it may not be other pop3 software but any program/utility that has been configured to run on port 110
0
Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 

Author Comment

by:iampedro
ID: 11957086
I do have another pop3 server working... I don't know if I have another port using that connection how would I find out?

0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:kiranghag
ID: 11959651
>>I do have another pop3 server working...
thats the problem
by default pop servers run on port 110
to work with it, they need to bind (aquire exclusive access to it from operating system) it.

to run to programs at the same time, you need to modify settings of either of them to make them use two different ports. and then you need to make changes in the mail clients also. so that the client points to hte correct port and server combination

you can find out the port being used from the each program's settings section.
0
 

Author Comment

by:iampedro
ID: 11959770
It dosen't seem like there is anything wrong?
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:kiranghag
ID: 11975440
on the command prompt, type following command
netstat -a

and post the output here.
0
 

Author Comment

by:iampedro
ID: 11975557
Active Connections

  Proto  Local Address          Foreign Address        State
  TCP    server101:echo         server101:0            LISTENING
  TCP    server101:discard      server101:0            LISTENING
  TCP    server101:daytime      server101:0            LISTENING
  TCP    server101:qotd         server101:0            LISTENING
  TCP    server101:chargen      server101:0            LISTENING
  TCP    server101:ftp          server101:0            LISTENING
  TCP    server101:smtp         server101:0            LISTENING
  TCP    server101:domain       server101:0            LISTENING
  TCP    server101:http         server101:0            LISTENING
  TCP    server101:pop3         server101:0            LISTENING
  TCP    server101:epmap        server101:0            LISTENING
  TCP    server101:https        server101:0            LISTENING
  TCP    server101:microsoft-ds  server101:0            LISTENING
  TCP    server101:554          server101:0            LISTENING
  TCP    server101:1025         server101:0            LISTENING
  TCP    server101:1028         server101:0            LISTENING
  TCP    server101:1029         server101:0            LISTENING
  TCP    server101:1032         server101:0            LISTENING
  TCP    server101:1033         server101:0            LISTENING
  TCP    server101:1435         server101:0            LISTENING
  TCP    server101:1755         server101:0            LISTENING
  TCP    server101:2393         server101:0            LISTENING
  TCP    server101:2394         server101:0            LISTENING
  TCP    server101:2725         server101:0            LISTENING
  TCP    server101:3046         server101:0            LISTENING
  TCP    server101:3047         server101:0            LISTENING
  TCP    server101:3048         server101:0            LISTENING
  TCP    server101:3389         server101:0            LISTENING
  TCP    server101:4684         server101:0            LISTENING
  TCP    server101:8080         server101:0            LISTENING
  TCP    server101:8098         server101:0            LISTENING
  TCP    server101:8099         server101:0            LISTENING
  TCP    server101:42424        server101:0            LISTENING
  TCP    server101:netbios-ssn  server101:0            LISTENING
  TCP    server101:3001         server101:0            LISTENING
  TCP    server101:3002         server101:0            LISTENING
  TCP    server101:3003         server101:0            LISTENING
  UDP    server101:echo         *:*
  UDP    server101:discard      *:*
  UDP    server101:daytime      *:*
  UDP    server101:qotd         *:*
  UDP    server101:chargen      *:*
  UDP    server101:epmap        *:*
  UDP    server101:snmp         *:*
  UDP    server101:microsoft-ds  *:*
  UDP    server101:isakmp       *:*
  UDP    server101:1027         *:*
  UDP    server101:ms-sql-m     *:*
  UDP    server101:1645         *:*
  UDP    server101:1646         *:*
  UDP    server101:1755         *:*
  UDP    server101:radius       *:*
  UDP    server101:radacct      *:*
  UDP    server101:3008         *:*
  UDP    server101:3049         *:*
  UDP    server101:3456         *:*
  UDP    server101:4500         *:*
  UDP    server101:domain       *:*
  UDP    server101:ntp          *:*
  UDP    server101:netbios-ns   *:*
  UDP    server101:netbios-dgm  *:*
  UDP    server101:domain       *:*
  UDP    server101:ntp          *:*
  UDP    server101:1026         *:*
  UDP    server101:1030         *:*
  UDP    server101:1031         *:*
  UDP    server101:3054         *:*
  UDP    server101:3083         *:*
  UDP    server101:3099         *:*
  UDP    server101:3456         *:*
0
 

Author Comment

by:iampedro
ID: 11975603
Acutally... I un-installed the pop3 service because it seems that I couldn't re-start my smtp service for some reason...  I did this before I ran the service above.. netstat -a
0
 

Author Comment

by:iampedro
ID: 11976054
But my problem now is that i don't seem to have the smtp service able to send and recive..
0
 

Author Comment

by:iampedro
ID: 11976494
I can telnet into the sever and it says , "+Ok Welcome to MailEnable PoP3 Server".  But when I go to the computer and try to start the pop3 server it states that I can't do it.

And the error from the error log is?

Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      POP3SVC
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      1012
Date:            9/3/2004
Time:            2:08:11 PM
User:            N/A
Computer:      SERVER101
Description:
The POP3 Service failed to bind the main socket. The error returned is <10048>.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
0
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
kiranghag earned 50 total points
ID: 11979258
>>I can telnet into the sever and it says , "+Ok Welcome to MailEnable PoP3 Server".  

>>But when I go to the computer and try to start the pop3 server it states that I can't do it.

are u trying with microsoft pop3 server?
in that case i think you are having another server (mailenable) running...need to disable it
0

Featured Post

Use Case: Protecting a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

Microsoft Azure is rapidly becoming the norm in dynamic IT environments. This document describes the challenges that organizations face when protecting data in a hybrid cloud IT environment and presents a use case to demonstrate how Acronis Backup protects all data.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Scenerio: You have a server running Server 2003 and have applied a retail pack of Terminal Server Licenses.  You want to change servers or your server has crashed and you need to reapply the Terminal Server Licenses. When you enter the 16-digit lic…
This article provides a convenient collection of links to Microsoft provided Security Patches for operating systems that have reached their End of Life support cycle. Included operating systems covered by this article are Windows XP,  Windows Server…
This tutorial will teach you the special effect of super speed similar to the fictional character Wally West aka "The Flash" After Shake : http://www.videocopilot.net/presets/after_shake/ All lightning effects with instructions : http://www.mediaf…
In this video you will find out how to export Office 365 mailboxes using the built in eDiscovery tool. Bear in mind that although this method might be useful in some cases, using PST files as Office 365 backup is troublesome in a long run (more on t…

635 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question