Pop 3 connector problem with Exchange on SBS

HI there,

I am kind of new to Exchange. And I am getting this error on my SBS Server since I configured the pop3 connector in exchange.

"A error occurred in connecting to the <pop.xxxxxx.xxx> POP3 server for user <xxxxxxxxx>. The error is 11004. The server may be down for maintenance or your server is not connected to the Internet."

I have 10 mailboxes and they all end with this error in the event log.

HAve any clue of what it is?

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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Please see this posting from EventID.net:  http://eventid.net/display.asp?eventid=1035&eventno=4109&source=POP3%20Connector&phase=1

It's a mismatched MTU setting.


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SirTKCAuthor Commented:
Hi Jeff,

Not even that. Before coming in here, I've been on Event ID.NET and read this article about the error.

It was late at night, like many IT Tech I was working like BatMan in the dark and... the pop connector contained simply WRONG pop server addresses... After correcting this mistake everything started to run smoothly.

What I really regret is that Event Log from Microsoft should have a better and simplier way to say "hey dude, wrong pop server" instead of that crap...

Anyway, thanks for your quick answer and I give you all points anyway!! :-)

Best Regards.
Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
No problem... FYI, the POP3 connector is something that Microsoft includes to help transition over to SMTP email.  Which is really much better to work with, not to mention that it's real-time instead of the 15-minute delay with the POP3 connector.

Plus, there is a tool (smptdiag.exe) which would pick up stuff like that!  :-)

If you ever want to change over, http://sbsurl.com/pop2smtp

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