Microsoft SBS 2003 - POP3 Connector Error 1232 - The Network Location cannot be reached

I have a Small Business Server 2003 that I just converted to a VM.  Of course this means a new network adapter.  Everything works on this machine except the POP3 Connection Adapter to bring in e-mail.  I can send e-mail outbound, just can't get anything inbound.

The error that I am getting is Error 1232 - The Network Location cannot be reached.  I've checked everything I can think of, but cannot get this connector to bring in e-mail anymore.

Does anyone have any insight what might have happened?  Thank you in advance for any suggestions.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
run the wizard first to setup your exchange.
Info TechIT DepartmentAuthor Commented:
This SBS server has been alive and working for years.  I simply converted it from a physical to a virtual machine.  Everything else works perfect, other than the POP3 connector to bring in mail.

I did re-run the Internet and E-mail wizard though, just to see if that would help, and it did not.  The only thing that it did was created a duplicate SMTP connector for outbound which was working.  

It's just the POP3 connector that isn't functioning. It's like it doesn't want to reach out to get the mail.  Internet works fine on the box.
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
if you have an exchange then you really don't use pop3 to get mail from outside.. the mail is sent to you by other smtp servers. you have to set up your router and exchange to use the correct addresses. use the Microsoft Remote Test Connectivity Analyser to check your configuration or mxtoolbox.com
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Info TechIT DepartmentAuthor Commented:
Sir, I understand how Exchange works. In this particular instance, we are using the POP3 connector to bring mail in from their ISP. It has worked this way for the past 10 years.  I'm working on decommissioning this server but had to move it to a virtual platform due to hardware issues.  This is when the POP3 connector stopped working.  

Now, oddly enough, at 3:15CST the problem seems to have fixed itself.  I have no idea why it started working but I got a call saying e-mail started coming in again.

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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
routing possible had to be confirmed
David AtkinTechnical DirectorCommented:
A problem at the POP providers end can't be ruled out either.
Info TechIT DepartmentAuthor Commented:
The problem worked itself out, there wasn't a solution provided that made things work again.
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