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.

    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
    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 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.
    Frank McCallister SBS MVP, Oct 27, 2004
  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
  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, Oct 27, 2004
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