Small Business Server 2008 comes with a POP3 connector even though it is not listed in the Getting Started Tasks and it is not configured by default.
You can use the POP3 connector to retrieve e-mails from external POP3 accounts (like accounts at your ISP or GMail), to pre-selected Exchange Server Users or Distribution Groups. When you configure a POP3 connector in SBS 2008, keep in mind the following:
â— When a user replies to an e-mail delivered through the POP3 connector, the message is sent from the local Exchange Server (or through a SmartHost – how to configure a Smart Host in SBS 2008). Windows SBS 2008 does not route the reply through the original POP3 e-mail server.
â— You can choose between the following types of authentication â€“ BASIC (the logon credentials are sent unencrypted â€“ in clear text), SPA (Secure Password Authentication), and APOP(Authenticated Post Office Protocol).
â— You can use SSL (Secure Socket Layer â€“ normally over port 995), if the POP3 provider supports this option. In that case, using BASIC authentication is fine, and we are demonstrating this scenario bellow.
In the following Step-by-Step video tutorial, you will see how to configure a POP3 connector in Small Business Server 2008.
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