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Is there a way to have the SBS 2003 POP connector leave a copy of mail on the Internet Server when it retrieves the users mail? I know like Outlook can do this, but I have not seen were the POP Connector can do that.

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Why would you want to do this?  You can archive your messages on your Exchange Server, and users can have Webmail with Outlook Web Access.

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I have had it happen to me twice now (Different clients) were I have setup a client with the MS POP connector and the POP Connector goes out, gets the mail (it is gone from the server) and never shows up in the users box. I CAN NOT FIND IT ANY WERE. If the connector left a copy on the server I could retrieve it. I have set up and used the POP coneector dozens of times and this only happened twice. In both cases I disabled it, went back a week or so later tried it again, and it worked. If I could find that lost mail this might not be a need, but it is.

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Well the POP3 connector is not meant to be a permanent solution.  It's just there to assist in the transition to real SMTP email.  So, if that is your worry, then I'd suggest you configure Exchange as it was designed.

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I do understand that. Both times it happened during the setup of the server and was resolved later (semmingly on its own). Just wondering if there was a way of safely setting this up till it is tested and proven. But I guess there is not, as if there was you would know. I have a HUGE amount of respect for you Jeff, you always have great answers to my questions and in a very timely manner. If you are ever in LA, let me know I will buy you a beer and dinner.

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Thanks!  :-)

The basic overview of the POP3 Connector is available here:   http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/sbs/2003/support/b66ad442-e146-4c54-8f37-d7f670ea96f9.mspx?mfr=true

I hardly ever use it though, so I probably can't give any additional advice other than to not use it.  :-)

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Thanks, for the tip, and like I said if you are ever in LA, let me know I'll buy ya a beer and Dinner.

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