Can the SBS connector for POP3 support POP3S? (POP3S = POP3 over SSL)

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Rob T., Sep 20, 2008.

  1. Rob T.

    Rob T. Guest

    Can the SBS2003 connector for POP3 support POP3S? (POP3S = POP3 over SSL)

    If not, WHY not??? Why would I crazily send that password in the clear???

    Thank You!
    Rob T., Sep 20, 2008
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  2. No, to the best of my knowledge.
    No idea, sorry.
    Don't use the accursed POP connector, or any POP connector. Host your own
    mail. That's how Exchange was designed to handle e-mail - via SMTP. It's
    more secure, it's faster, more manageable, and offers you more options.
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Sep 20, 2008
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  3. Rob T.

    Rob T. Guest

    Thank you for the detailed replies!

    One reason I like to have in-coming mail forwarded to a mailbox at a
    provider is that that provider does wonderfully good anti-virus and
    anti-spam filtering for me for free. I also don't have to mess with
    DynDNS/ATERN or other such issues. I don't mind the delivery delay to get
    these benefits.

    It is just very odd with Microsoft's "big security push" that something as
    easy to implement as POP3S isn't there by default. It's another example of
    how they still don't really get it...
    Rob T., Sep 20, 2008
  4. Rob T.

    Beoweolf Guest

    Secure POP3 protocol, just use port 995 instead of 110.
    Secure SMTP protocol is over port 465

    The problem is not that it isn't available, its whether you know how to
    configure and choose to use it. Not all recipient or Mail readers are able
    to handle or are capable. By the way you will need to have Certificates
    installed (commercial) to insure it will be accepted on the other end.
    Beoweolf, Sep 20, 2008
  5. Rob T.

    SteveB Guest

    I don't agree that you should blame the SBS 2003 dev team at MS for this
    lack of POP3S. As Russ and Lanwench say the POP3 connector that they have
    provided was only designed to be a short term step on the way to SMTP but
    you are choosing to make it a permanent solution anyway so you're actually
    the one "at fault."
    SteveB, Sep 20, 2008
  6. Merv Porter [SBS-MVP], Sep 20, 2008
  7. Rob T.

    Rob T. Guest

    Maybe a possibility Rob...

    Wow! I didn't know such a thing was even possible! Thank You!!
    Rob T., Sep 20, 2008
  8. Getting POP3 mail downloaded into Exchange is not really "easy" - it's a
    kluge. See
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Sep 20, 2008
  9. Please let us know if it works (or doesn't work, for that matter). :)
    Merv Porter [SBS-MVP], Sep 20, 2008
  10. It is in sbs 2008.. what "we" don't get is that they can't rip out
    existing stuff sometimes and fix what's there but have to wait for a redo.
    Susan Bradley, Sep 20, 2008
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