POP Access for Exchange Corporate Users

Posted on 2013-01-08
Last Modified: 2013-01-09
Hello - we have acquired a small company whose users we need to give POP access to our Exchange 2003 server.  Our regular existing users are not configured for POP, and we've never used it before, so we're looking for advice on this.  thanks
Question by:Damian_Gardner
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by:James H
ID: 38756251
Is there a reason why you don't consider setting up Outlook Anywhere? Better service that POP and easier to manage.

Author Comment

ID: 38756304
Well - we're not aware of what that is.  Is that available to Exchange 2003?  We started out setting them up for OWA access, which is working, but then realized they don't have archive PST access with that (2010 does now).  So - because they already have their Outlook clients setup for POP access already, we are thinking this is a quick alternative for them, that allows them to continue archiving, and it's a methiod they're used to.
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by:James H
ID: 38756765
It is available but since you haven't set it up, you can just use POP if you'd like.
To enable POP, you will have to start some services that are disabled by default.
Follow this article and let me know how it goes.
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Author Comment

ID: 38756895
Ok - thanks.  I was able to get it to work once when using my own administrator account from an outside computer, but fails now, when I try it again.  Nothing works now, and it seems to be related to either authentication or communication with Exchange.  But it worked once!! and nothing changed since then...
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James H earned 500 total points
ID: 38758588
Try to telnet to your Exchange server from the outside to Port 110 (default port)

Command: telnet <POP mail server address or IP> 110

This will confirm that the service is listening and available.

Author Comment

ID: 38759130
Well - it's working now.  not sure what happened with the authentication, but it seems like it needed a little time to settle and work correctly maybe, on Exchange.  Thanks for your help gentlemen.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 38759142
Sorry Spartan - I was thinking there were multiple users involved, but it's only you!  thanks for yourt help.

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