Re: Pop3 Email disapperaing

From: Lanwench [MVP - Exchange] (
Date: 09/30/04

Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2021 15:03:02 -0400

My answer does not address this problem directly, or make you happy, but my
advice is to ditch POP and host your own domain's mail directly on the
server via SMTP. POP connectors are notoriously unreliable. You can host
your own mail even if you don't have a static IP, although a static is

I'm sure someone else will post a more relevant reply, but as for me, I
prefer to avoid POP connectors and I don't have these sorts of problems
related to mail delivery on my server or at any of my client sites.

Cormac Maher wrote:
> Help please,
> Hi, I have and SBS2000 server using the Pop3 mailboxes for
> collecting mail from my ISP, irregularly random mailboxes
> download the mails fom the ISP (I have checked this with
> test mail) but does not deliver to the relevant exchange
> user (I have checked and witnessed this with test mails,
> these mails do not get bounced back to their relevant
> senders), this has happened occasionally over the past few
> months.
> I have applied SP3 and fix 824282 (September 2003 Exchange
> 2000 Server Post-Service Pack 3 Rollup), unfortunately
> this does not seem to have cured the problem.
> I have resolved the problem in the past by stopping and
> starting exchange services but have never managed to
> recover the missing mails, last week one very important
> user lost all mails for 5 days, I badly need to retrieve
> these mails can anyone please help or direct me in the
> right direction, I have checked Bad Mail folder ,and
> queues but find none awaiting help