Reducing the time interval of mail retrieval via pop3 connector

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Douglas, Nov 1, 2005.

  1. Douglas

    Douglas Guest

    My boss wants to have our 2003 SBS exchange server to every 3 minutes. Our
    old server, an FTP Gate, performed mail collection at this rate. My guess is
    that there is a registry statement somewhere, but I have no idea where to look
    Douglas, Nov 1, 2005
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    Steve Guest

    The pop 3 connector can't natively be set to anything shorter than 15 min.
    There seems to be a registry hack that might be able to shorten it but I
    wouldn't recommend using it. You should either switch them to smtp incoming
    mail (which is the preferred setup for SBS 2003) or check out GFI Mail
    Essentials or Popbeamer which can retrieve at shorter time intervals.
    Steve, Nov 1, 2005
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    Arthur Guest

    Arthur, Nov 1, 2005
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    Russ Grover Guest

    Ditto, then No Delay at all...

    Russ Grover
    Small Business IT Support
    Portland\Beaverton OR USA
    Email: Sales at
    Russ Grover, Nov 2, 2005
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    Douglas Guest

    Thank you for the information. We are in the process of changing to smtp but
    that is several weeks away. I have directed to implement the registry hack in
    the meantime. I have backed up the registry. I have found the registry key
    etc. My quest in how exactly the new D word entry should be labeled, is the
    entry Hex or binary etc. What exactly is the string?
    Douglas, Nov 3, 2005
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    RG Guest

    Can you tell me what happens if you move to SMTP but your server goes down.
    Does the sending server just retain the email until it can be delivered?

    RG, Nov 4, 2005
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    MijakiDK Guest

    Hi RG,

    The sender servers would all have a specific time out on how many times it
    would try to send the mail. After which it will send the original sender an
    NDR (Non Delivery Report).

    Yes, you will miss mails if the server goes down for a longer period, but
    the sender will be noticed about this. It might seem as a problem not getting
    the mails but on the other hand if your server is down for a week and
    somebody is sending a mail with high importance he/she will be informed of
    the inability to deliver the mail and will then try to get the message
    delivered by other means.

    I have also been in this situation and has not yet cut over to SMTP, but I
    do believe that trying to get a hold of all is not a good idea and it is much
    better to let people know that they cannot mail you.

    Hope you see what I am getting at?

    /Kim Jahn
    MijakiDK, Nov 4, 2005
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    Steve Guest

    You want to setup at least 1 secondary SMTP queuing server to hold these
    messages for perhaps 3-7 days until your primary is back up. The secondary
    will then send those messages it was holding to your primary.
    Steve, Nov 4, 2005
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    MijakiDK Guest

    Yes you can have a backup solution, but that does not tell important business
    partners that you are not able to receive mail. That I find much more
    important than having a backup solution.

    /Kim Jahn
    MijakiDK, Nov 4, 2005
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    Douglas Guest

    By the time change is approved it can be ten weeks. The hack will improve
    things now. Do you know what the Dword text should be and if so will you
    share it with me?
    Douglas, Nov 4, 2005
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    Douglas Guest

    Ok I have setup the server for SMTP direct mail delivery. Because Verzion
    blocks our port 25 I have set the virtural smtp server to send on port 3325
    which works just fine. The incoming smtp is set for port 3500. I have opened
    port 3500 on my hardware router and added it to SBS setup wizard for the
    firewall We use two NIC one to the internet one to the lan. When I run the
    test setup from the ISP I can get a can't see my smtp server.
    Douglas, Nov 6, 2005
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    Douglas Guest

    I finally got the SMTP up and running and it solves the problem. I would make
    a recommendation to SBS wizard department to include a wizard step that would
    offer non standard smtp port configurations, both in and out. As small
    companies are faced the problem of port blocking by their ISP's is would
    solve some hassle.
    Thanks for the good advice. It was simpler than I thought....

    Douglas, Nov 7, 2005
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    Steve Guest

    A true business class service from an ISP should give you a static IP and no
    port blocking. In my area Verizon supplies the DSL circuit but I use a local
    ISP to provision and provide the actual service with the static IP and no
    Steve, Nov 7, 2005
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