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Good day to you all! I am trying to setup a 2003 POP3 Service.

I have created a server role mail using POP3 on my Windows Serve 2003. Along with it are other servers like AD, DNS, and DHCP. I wanted to have the server retrieve and store email just like that of an email client. Some email client can even retrieve mails that were stored in the mail box. In order to do this, the email client has to be configured to get email  from the server and send it over to the 2003 server. Unfortunately, I cannot locate this option on my incoming and outgoing servers. I even looked in forums but was not able to find a solution to it. They only show how to configure the email. If you have a solution to this problem, I will be very happy and thankful. 

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Hi there,

You will need to install and configuring the SMTP service as well. Because the SMTP that receiving and sending mails from the remote mail servers. As long as you have an MX record pointing to your SMTP server other mail servers will just find it. Outgoing mail can either be directed to a relay server or sent directly to other mail servers (preferred); this is configured in the SMTP settings. Don't worry about port numbers; you don't want to change the defaults.


The SMTP mail server receives mail from the outside world and stores it somewhere. The POP3 server then makes that mail available to clients. You just point the mail clients to your POP3 server using the standard POP3 port. Since we have to change the MX record of other mail servers that means this server would just play a waiting game, be passive and wait for the delivery.

Here is a link that describing configuration of the SMTP server. The article is referring to server 2008, not 2003, but the priciples are still the same. (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc772058(WS.10).aspx)