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Configuring Exchange for Popweasel collection

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how do i configure exchange IMS for popweasel collection?  The Popweasel doc say refer to the exchange docs but i cant find anything about dial up scheduling


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Why are you using Popweasel to begin with?  And what are you referring to as "IMS"?

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Im using popweasel to collect pop mail and deliver it to exchange but i cant figure out how to configure exchange to tell popweasel to collect mail. The popweasel docs say to use Internet Mail Service and configure a dialup schedule.


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Internet Mail Service is not a part of Exchange 2003 it's something that was in earlier versions.  Also, you have posted this question in the Small Business Server Zone, so I'm assuming you are running Small Business Server 2003 since that was indicated in your other questions.

With SBS 2003, there is an included POP3 Connector so you don't need any third party tool to accomplish this.  Instead you need to run the Configure Email and Internet Connection Wizard (CEICW -- which is linked as Connect to the Internet in the Server Management Console > To-Do List).  

A visual how-to is here:  http://sbsurl.com/ceicw

You should have run all of the items on the To-Do list when you first installed the server, as that is part of the initial configuration.  However, all of the items can be run again at a later date to modify any of those configurations.

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The microsoft pop3 connector mininum collection period of 15 minutes is unacceptable. I installed a third party scheduling utility that works great (onnce every minute). It sure sucks that the microsoft pop3 connector isnt very useful. Also i think popweasel should have a scheduling utility built into it. I also think collecting pop mail sucks but sometimes it has to be done.

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I agree that minimum collection period of 15 minutes is unacceptable.  But ANY POP3 collection to an Exchange server is only a temporary situation.  This includes the Microsoft POP3 Connector... it's only there to assist in the transition to full SMTP email and to use Exchange in the manner in which it was designed.

Before saying that it "has to be done", I'd refer you to Sembee's Blog post regarding every excuse made:
http://www.sembee.com/archive/2006/09/25/28.aspx

The best thing to do would be to configure your Exchange server to use SMTP email which is what it's designed to do.  If you need assistance in setting that up, you can refer to http://sbsurl.com/pop2smtp.

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Mhy reason for using a pop collector is that the company is part of a large orginazation with 1 mail server in germany (1 mail domain) The US branch wishes to use exchange so i think im stuck using the pop collector.  

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You're not "stuck" using POP3 if you are able to work with the larger part of the organization to properly configure things.  See this KB article for the how-to: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321721

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