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Enable or Disable POP3 Access for a User

Applies to: Exchange Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-03-19

You can enable or disable POP3 for a user.

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After you've enabled or disabled POP3 for a user, you must restart the Microsoft Exchange POP3 service. For more information about how to restart the POP3 service, see Start and Stop the IMAP4 Service.

Looking for other management tasks related to managing user mailboxes? Check out Managing User Mailboxes.

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 "Recipient provisioning permissions" section in the Mailbox Permissions topic.

  1. In the console tree, navigate to Recipient Configuration > Mailbox.
  2. In the result pane, select the user for whom you want to enable or disable POP3.
  3. In the action pane, under the name of the user, click Properties.
  4. In <User> Properties, on the Mailbox Features tab, click POP3, and then click either Enable or Disable.
  5. Click OK.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, see the "Recipient provisioning permissions" section in the Mailbox Permissions topic.

This example enables POP3 for the user John Smith.

Set-CASMailbox -Identity "John Smith" -POPEnabled $true

This example disables POP3 for the user John Smith.

Set-CASMailbox -Identity "John Smith" -POPEnabled $false

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

After you enable or disable POP3 for a user, you may also want to:

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