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Start and Stop the POP3 Service

Exchange 2010
 

Applies to: Exchange Server 2010 SP3, Exchange Server 2010 SP2

Topic Last Modified: 2012-07-23

By default, POP3 is disabled in Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. After you enable POP3, Exchange 2010 accepts unsecured POP3 client communications on port 110 and over Port 995 using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).

You can start and stop the POP3 service by using either Microsoft Management Console or net start on the Exchange 2010 Client Access server. You can also check to verify whether the service is running on the Client Access server.

Looking for other management tasks related to setting up POP3 and IMAP4? Check out Managing POP3 and IMAP4.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, see the "POP3 and IMAP4" entry in the Client Access Permissions topic.

  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Services.
    • To start the service, in the results pane, right-click Microsoft Exchange POP3, and then click Start.
    • To stop the service, in the results pane, right-click Microsoft Exchange POP3, and then click Stop.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, see the "POP3 and IMAP4" entry in the Client Access Permissions topic.

  1. On the Exchange server that has the Client Access server role installed, open a Command Prompt window.
    • To start the service, at the command prompt, type net start MSExchangePOP3, and then press Enter.
    • To stop the service, at the command prompt, type net stop MSExchangePOP3, and then press Enter.
  2. Close the Command Prompt window.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, see the "POP3 and IMAP4" entry in the Client Access Permissions topic.

  1. On the Exchange Client Access server, 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 POP3 server ready".
  3. Close Telnet, and then close the Command Prompt window.

After you start and stop the POP3 service, you may also want to:

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