Configure Exchange 2003 to retrieve POP3 mail

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I have an Exchange 2003 running ong a Server 2003 Box. The client uses Exchange for internal mail, calender and contact management. They use POP3 for external mail. Is there a way to configure Exchange 2003 to retrieve the POP3 mail? I can find several article relating to SBS 2003 but nothing else. Thanks Joey

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As you indicated, SBS 2003 does include a POP3 downloader as a connector in Exchange Server. But non-SBS editions of Exchange do not include this very handy feature. Your option is to obtain a third-party, POP3 downloader.

There are many products to accomplish this goal. For example, GFI Mail Essentials is a full-featured antispam feature that integrates into Exchange Server and which provides a POP3 downloader. If that is overkill, then you could consider Jam Software’s SmartPOP2Exchange.

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  • mnman66
    Take a look at these articles and see if they help:;en-us;824111&Product=exch2003 or
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  • Mediainc1978
    yes u can configure exchange server to act as a pop3 server.Configure exchange server SMTP(IMS) exchange 2003 ims is called smtp. Configure pop3 from exchange organizationserverprotocolspop3... just configure the pop3 and Mx records and one domain name for internet and configure dns to point out the intenet doamin. if u have any problem u can send me mail on for more details....u can chat with me on my yahoo id...for problem GEN
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  • Pjh670
    Why pay for external pop email hosting? Configure your Exchange box with a public ip.(Depends on network configuration, how this is accomplished), change the mx record to point to your exchange box. Eliminates outside hosting and a third party to deal with when there are issues. If you are worried about losing mail keep your pop host as a secondary mx for a couple of weeks.
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  • Kbinger
    POP3 Connector is only available in the Small Business Server suite. Not sure why MS did that, however I believe there are third party applications that will integrate with Exchange. has a product called Pop2Exchange and has a similar product. I've never used these, so I don't really have any recommendations or if they will meet all of your needs.
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