Exchange in Small Business Server 2011

MauriceExtra used Ask the Experts™
I encounter a problem while installing a pop3 connector in Exchange within Small Business Server 2011.
Under SBS 2003 you could make 1 pop connector in connection with a catch all pop box and redistribute
the mail batch to the intended users. This option however to redistrbute from a catch all box
seems no longer available within in SBS 2011. Who has similar experience and/or a

Much appreciated.

Regards, Maurice
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The catch all feature has been removed since SBS 2008, so you are exactly right it isn't included anymore.

Only solution is to use a third party pop connector which support catch all. Another option is to swich from POP mail to SMTP mail so it will be delivered directly to your server.


Ronnypot, thanks for your answer. However, Microsoft doesn't say this not even on their own web site. I looked it up and they do not mention it under the discontinued section.
But I'm afraid your are right. Would you consider Popcon a good solution for this issue?
Thx again.

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It is on the microsoft side, because they removed the feature in SBS 2008 you can find it there and they call the option  Global Mailbox

 Global mailboxes are not supported in Windows SBS 2008. Instead, you can map a POP3 account to an e-mail enabled group in Windows SBS 2008.
or on the sbs blog site:

But Popcon is a good alternative, I don't like POP at all so in most cases I would transfer mail delivery to SMTP so it is directly delivered to your server not via a third party hoster. If I need to use pop mailboxes I use gfi mailessentials because we use this tool for anti-spam filtering and it has a POP connector included (which also includes a catch all feature)

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