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How do I set up a private Exchange Server as a Pop3 Message Store?

Currently, I am using a Outlook .pst file to store my various pop3 email in, and that file is getting larger and larger as time goes on.  I would like to use Exchange as the method of storing my pop3 mail.

I have an Exchange 2007 Server set up, and everything tested fine, but my cable provider was interfering with mail that was going to and from the Exchange server.  To avoid violating the user agreement with my cable provider is there a way I can set exchange up so it does not communicate with the outside world on its own?  I want to use Outlook to check my mail as I do now, but instead of storing in a .pst file, I would like to have my mail stored in the Exchange Message Store.

How do I set Exchange up so it does that?
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AustinComputerLabsCommented:
Yes, there is a way to do that.
I have 4 pop3 accounts that I send and recieve from. I have that mail delivered to my exchange account.
What version of Outlook?

I have 2010, to use this method:
Go to file - account settings - account settings
Each pop3 account is listed their, when you highlight the first pop3 account look at the bottom
You will see "selescted account delivers new messages to the following location"
choose the exchange account for the delivery location on each pop3 account.

You will need to choose one of the POP3 accounts as the default and that will be the default account that mail is sent from. If you want to send from one of the other accounts, after you open a new message click "from" and choose the desired account.

from that point on all mail is delivered to the inbox of your exchange account.
The old PST mail will need to be merged or manually moved into the exchange account.
I also use rules to move each pop3 account into a folder on the exchange account to keep track of it all.
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KCU1Author Commented:
So to prevent risking getting in trouble with my ISP, all I would have to do from the server side at this point is disable the send connectors?

Is it difficult to move mail from a .pst file over to the server store?  I should be able to simply move folders from one storage location to the other, right?
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AustinComputerLabsCommented:
The incomming and outgoing mail servers from the pop3 account will be used to send and deliver, so you will not need to disable the connectors, but it also will not hurt.

The easiest way to move the mail is to open the pst after you are in the exchange account in Outlook.
choose file open outlook data file and navigate to the PST.
Then you will have the exchange account on top and the pst below.
You can drag and drop or right click selected folder or mail and choose move or copy.
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KCU1Author Commented:
I don't know if it was the best way, but it did work, and it was easy enough to impliment, so thanks for that!
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