SBS 2003 POP 3 Connector
Posted on 2010-01-05
I am having a an issue with the POP3 connector on our SBS 2003 Server, here is explanation.....
Background, we have an email host outside of our company for all external email. Our SBS machine gets email from their via a POP3 connector. This has been working great for a year until (except for the stray password mismatch).......
A few days ago I started noticing that emails where getting left on our hosts server (via webmail) even after multiple forced POP3 connection attempts(normal schedule is every 15 mins). The strangest thing was that some accounts would download and others wouldnt, and it would be different ones on different attempts. After figuring out how to enable logging of the POP3 connector tonight I was able to analyze the error logs and this is the error killing it:
Event ID: 1036
An error occured during a POP3 connection to server <mail.sagetechcorp.com[firstname.lastname@example.org]> The error is 1232(The network location cannot be reached. For information about network troubleshooting see Windows help).
Here are my major questions, besides why is this happening?
Is this us or our email host? I have been going back and forth with their tech support, no help so far. They havent said one thing useful yet.
Why would this only occur for certain accounts? and even stranger why different accounts at different times? with no perceptible pattern yet.
One of my intial thoughts was router blocking it, but wouldnt that be all or nothing?
Thanks in advance.