POP3 Retrieval Schedule

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Frank, Oct 27, 2004.

  1. Frank

    Frank Guest

    Is there a way to speed up POP3 retrieval from the default 15-minute
    schedule? Is there an executable somewhere to put on a scheduler to check for
    mail? I'd prefer a five-minute retrieval at a minimum.

    Thanks
     
    Frank, Oct 27, 2004
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  2. Frank

    Franz Leu Guest

    Hi Frank,

    There is no (official) way to set it shorter than 15 min.
    Read about a Reg-Hack some day in this group, and 3-party tools can do
    it.
    Anyhow, I suggest to forget POP and switch to SMTP, which gives you
    much less headache and is easy to set up with SBS.

    Franz
     
    Franz Leu, Oct 27, 2004
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  3. Hi Frank

    Lets be Frank with each other ;-) Franz is right on - there is such a hack
    but it is dangerous and SMTP is much better. If you are stuck with POP3 then
    investigate POPBeamer which will do all you want at a reasonable price.
    http://www.dataenter.co.at/products/popbeamer.htm
     
    Frank McCallister SBS MVP, Oct 27, 2004
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  4. As someone that had the same problem, and did not want to go through the
    headache with the company that hosts our web and e-mail to switch to SMTP
    (which if you can do it easily, go for it, such as if your ISP is where your
    e-mail is at as well), I went with POPBeamer.....tried the trial....and now I
    bought it a couple of months ago.... I especially like that I can change the
    schedule so it downloads e-mail when someone is actually in the
    office.....that way the server can work with backups and such without trying
    to download e-mail..... probably less stress on the pop3 server as well
    since I changed most of the domain to 1 minute checks, but kept some of the
    non e-mail users to 5-10 minutes....
     
    Michael Patrick, Oct 27, 2004
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  5. Frank

    Frank Guest

    Thanks for being Frank...

    After talking with the people who are hosting the mail, I may try the SMTP
    route first and keep POPBeamer as a backup idea. I also once tested a program
    called POPCon. Don't know if you ever heard of that one?

    Frank
     
    Frank, Oct 27, 2004
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