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How to Start and Stop the POP3 Service

 

Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007

Topic Last Modified: 2007-02-16

By default, Post Office Protocol version 3 (POP3) is disabled in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. After you enable POP3, Exchange 2007 accepts unsecured POP3 client communications on port 110 and over Port 995 using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).

You can perform the following procedures by using the Exchange 2007 computer that has the Client Access server role installed.

To perform the following procedures on a computer that has the Client Access server role installed, you must log on by using a domain account that has the permissions assigned to the Local Service Account. The account must also be a member of the local Administrators group on that computer.

For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Exchange Server 2007, see Permission Considerations.

  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Services.

  2. To start the Microsoft Exchange POP3 service, in the results pane, right-click Microsoft Exchange POP3, and then click Start.

  3. To stop the Microsoft Exchange POP3 service, in the results pane, right-click Microsoft Exchange POP3, and then click Stop.

  1. On the Exchange server that has the Client Access server role installed, open a Command Prompt window.

  2. To start the service, at the command prompt, type net start MSExchangePOP3, and then press Enter.

  3. To stop the service, at the command prompt, type net stop MSExchangePOP3, and then press Enter.

  4. Close the Command Prompt window.

  1. On the Exchange server that has the Client Access server role installed, open a Command Prompt window.

  2. At the command prompt, type telnet localhost 110, and then press ENTER. POP3 is working correctly if Telnet returns "+OK Microsoft Exchange 2007 POP3 server ready".

  3. Close Telnet, and then close the Command Prompt window.

To ensure that you are reading the most up-to-date information and to find additional Exchange Server 2007 documentation, visit the Exchange Server TechCenter.
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