How to get POP3 connector in SBS R2 to route incoming email driectly to a public mailbox.
Posted on 2008-02-02
How do I use Pop3 connection manager in SBS 2003 R2 to router email from a single ISP email address to one public folder? I have installed all available service packs and updates. I have found a workaround to this by using the pop3 connector to forward all the emails to a single user address and then forwarding the emails to the public folder. However this has one major drawback. If this user wants to recieve emails from any of the other users locally, these emails will get forwarded the to the public folder as well. iIdon't want this to happen. As far as I can see in the pop3 connection manager you cannot forward email from an ISP, using a single email address, e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org to a public folder directly, because in the connection manager settings (Server management> Internet and Email >Manage POP3 email), irrespective of wether you select user, or global mailbox type, when you go to select the exchange mailbox to route the emails to, the address for the public mailbox is simply not there to select. I have enabled the public mailbox to receive mail, I have set up the SMTP mail address for the public mailbox but apart from method mentioned above haven't been able to find a direct routing solution. I tried to set up a distribution group, but again I cannot add the public folder in question to a distribution list because when I search for it it simply isn't there too add. I have seen a post that attempts to address this issue but it was for SBS 2000 and it does not work for my situation. If anyone could clarify how to route email directly to a public mailbox using pop3 connector that would be great thanks..