Problems Moving from Exchange Server to POP3 E-Mail
Posted on 2008-01-27
I have a small network that I inherited whose users have been using Exchange Server for their email. there are only two users, and for a variety of reasons, they wanted to switch to a POP3 e-mail configuration.
I used the Admin app of their Domain Host and issued two email addreses that are identical to the ones that they have been using with the Exchange Server.
I have configured the email addresses in Outlook 2003, but cannot connect to the POP3 or SMTP Server. I get an error message saying Outlook could not connect and that it may be a port problem.
I know that the POP3 and SMTP settings are correct, as well as the password and user name. I can use the Domain Host's webmail app and CAN receive and send emails from there. I have also been able to configure the email accounts on different PCs that are not part of this network.
I'm sure this is a conflict with the existing/old Exchange Server settings, but I am at a loss to get past it, and I have VERY limited experience with Exchange Server.
Any help with this would be GREATLY appreciated. To make matters worse, I deleted the Exchange email account - in an effort to help solve the problem - and, in the process, inadverdently removed the Exchange Outlook data file. I assume that it is still on the Server or the local hard drive, but I also need assistance in locating that file and getting the information from it into an Outlookd PST file, etc., which I also assume can probably be done using the Export feature...once I am able to load the file again.
Thanks in advance for any and all help offered.