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Want to restrict a POP3 user from "Remove mail from server...."?

I have a question in regards to Exchange Server 2003… I have users who connect via POP3 to the server and in Outlook/Outlook Express there is a option on the connection tab to “Delete mail from the server” well I want to lock that feature where people coming in via POP3 CANNOT delete the mail from the server even though that setting is checked on the client side.

I know I could probably remove the delete security from users, but I want my in-house people to be able to delete e-mail when they want to… I just want to stop users with POP3 being able to remove mail from the server after they download it… Can this be done?
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LibertyIMS
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SembeeCommented:
In a short answer - no.
I think even if you start playing with the security options you will not be able to stop them. By default a user has full control over their own mailbox. They can add and remove stuff as they like. It is only additional users who can be restricted.

Have you considered switching the users to IMAP?

Simon.
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LibertyIMSAuthor Commented:
Thank you... I will look into setting up a IMAP Server...
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LibertyIMSAuthor Commented:
Simon, do you know where i could find some steps on how to setup the IMAP4 service? I have the service installed on my exchange 2003 box, however when I go to start the service i get the following message:

Error 1058: The Service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or becuase it has no enabled devices associated with it

Could not start the Microsoft Exchange IMAP4 service on Local Computer

From the looks of things this might solve what I am traying to do...

Thanks for your help.
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SembeeCommented:
The service is disabled by default. You need to enable the service in the Services Control Panel applet.

Simon.
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LibertyIMSAuthor Commented:
I do have it enabled, and when i click on Start Service button, i get the above message...
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SembeeCommented:
Enable the service (changing it from Disabled to Automatic), but start it through ESM.

Simon.
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LibertyIMSAuthor Commented:
Finally got it.... I had everything set but under the Login Tab on the services  window the hardware profile was disabled... once I enabled it i was able to start the service and make a connection....  Thank you...

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