Understanding POP3 e-mail accounts

Applies To: Windows SBS 2008

You can create a new POP3 Connector entry that connects a POP3 mailbox account to a Windows SBS 2008 mailbox, or you can modify the connection information of an existing POP3 Connector entry.

On the Accounts page of the Windows SBS POP3 Connector properties, you must define the connection information for the POP3 mailbox that you want to retrieve messages from.

 

Setting Description

POP3 server

Type the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) or IP address of the POP3 server. For example, the FQDN could be the name of your e-mail server followed by its registered Internet domain name, such as pop3.adatum.com. Your Internet service provider (ISP) provides this information.

Port

Type the TCP port that is used by your ISP for POP3 e-mail. Your ISP provides this information. Generally, the port number is 110, or 995 for SSL connections.

User name

Type the name used to log on to the POP3 mailbox account at your ISP. Your ISP provides this information.

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If you modify the user name, be sure your ISP made the change in their settings.

Password

Type the password used to log on to the POP3 mailbox account at your ISP. To verify that you enter the password correctly, retype the password in Confirm password.

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If you modify the password, be sure the user or ISP made the change in their settings.

SSL

Select this check box if your ISP supports connecting by using the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology.

Logon type

Select the type of authentication to be used each time the POP3 Connector retrieves messages for this POP3 account. For a description of available authentication types, see Understanding the POP3 Connector.

Windows SBS mailbox

Use the list to select a Windows SBS 2008 user or group mailbox to which you want to deliver the messages that are retrieved from this POP3 account.

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