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Configure POP3 and IMAP4 Message Retrieval Format Options

Exchange 2010
 

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

Topic Last Modified: 2012-07-23

You can manage message retrieval format options for users on a Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Client Access server that has the POP3 service or the IMAP4 service enabled.

You can use the EMC or the Shell to manage the message retrieval options for IMAP4 and POP3 access for an individual user's mailbox. The following table describes the format options available for POP3 and IMAP4 users.

noteNote:
After you've specified message retrieval format options for POP3 or IMAP4, you must restart whichever service you're using: POP3 or IMAP4. For more information about how to restart the POP3 and IMAP4 services, see Start and Stop the POP3 Service and Start and Stop the IMAP4 Service.

Message retrieval format options for POP3 and IMAP4

Setting Value Description

PopMessagesRetrievalMimeFormat

  • 0:Text Only

  • 1:HTML Only

  • 2:HTML and Alternative Text

  • 3:Enriched Text Only

  • 4:Enriched Text and Alternative Text

  • 5:Best Body Format

  • 6:TNEF

This setting lets you set the POP3 message retrieval format for an individual user.

ImapMessagesRetrievalMimeFormat

  • 0:Text Only

  • 1:HTML Only

  • 2:HTML and Alternative Text

  • 3:Enriched Text Only

  • 4:Enriched Text and Alternative Text

  • 5:Best Body Format

  • 6:TNEF

This setting lets you set the IMAP4 message retrieval format for an individual user.

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 Permissions" section in the Client Access Permissions topic.

  1. In the console tree, navigate to Server Configuration > Client Access.

  2. In the work pane, click the POP3 and IMAP4 tab.

  3. Select POP3 and then, in the result pane, under POP3, click Properties.

  4. On the POP3 Properties page, click the Retrieval Settings tab.

  5. Under Message Retrieval, select a message format from the drop-down list under Message MIME format.

  6. Click Apply, and then click OK to save your changes.

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

This example sets the message retrieval format for POP3 access for USER01.

Set-CASMailbox -Identity USER01 -PopMessagesRetrievalMimeFormat value

Use one of the message retrieval format options listed in the Value column in the "Message retrieval format options for POP3 and IMAP4" table.

For more information about syntax and parameters, see Set-CASMailbox.

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

  1. In the console tree, navigate to Server Configuration > Client Access.

  2. In the work pane, click the POP3 and IMAP4 tab.

  3. Select IMAP4 and then, in the result pane, under IMAP4, click Properties.

  4. On the IMAP4 Properties page, click the Retrieval Settings tab.

  5. Under Message Retrieval, select a message format from the drop-down list under Message MIME format.

  6. Click Apply, and then click OK to save your changes.

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

This example sets the message retrieval format for IMAP4 access for USER01.

Set-CASMailbox -Identity USER01 -ImapMessagesRetrievalMimeFormat value

Use one of the message retrieval format options listed in the Value column in the "Message retrieval format options for POP3 and IMAP4" table.

For more information about syntax and parameters, see Set-CASMailbox.

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