Please Help in this issue , i am unable to solve it at all, after 12 working Hours, i will Die

  • From: soso bobo <soso20052006_4@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2005 14:03:59 -0800 (PST)

dear All, 
i am so sorry if i make like this E-mail to every one , but really i am about 
to DIE, Please Some one help me as he can , please see the 2 questions and Help 
me , Please . 
" I made 3 solutions , non of them is working "
the Problem is still happen , 
what i did is in the First Time :-
while exchange is working and all the services are working , i choose connect & 
Download  from the Connector For POP3 Mailboxes Properities , From Exchange 
system Manager and then select Schedule , and then change the Period of time to 
become 30 minutes , instaed of 15 minutes and then while i was clicking Apply, 
i found that its displaying the same error messgae and then i went to Services 
and i found that the service is still ( Stoped ) and the status is Automatic . 
when i was try to start the service , i found that it still give the same error 
message . 
the second solution is , i stop all the exchnage services , and all the user 
become unable to send and unable to recive the messages from out side , and 
then try to corrcet the time , but
still the Problem is here and i am unable at all , to receive any E-mails . 
the Third solution :-
but i corrrect it with install the POP3 downloader from GFI and its working Now 
Perfect , but its also trial version for 1 monthe. 
when i try to depend on the POP3 connector for microsoft, i found that it gives 
me the same error message, but when i enable the GFI POP3 downloader , i found 
that its working and receving E-mails from out side . 
1. what is the solution now, its Big Problem because i am depending on GFI & 
its trial version ?
Please help me to solve this Problem . 
2. what i can do ? should i install the POP3 connector from the Exchange CD 
which it came with Small business server 2000 ? 
if this is good solution can you provide me with the steps to install it agian 
, POP3 connector for Microsoft SBS2000 ?
Thanks & Best Regards, 
here is the Main Problem :-

i am facing this Problem now and looking for some help Really i need it , 
Please if you know a solution or if you know recommendation , Please Help me . 
i am working on it Now. otherwise no need to see or her some comments which is 
not good at all . Please Help me in this . 

  i have big Problem in My exchange server .

 i have one server which installed on it SBS2000 with Exchange 2000 and ISA2000.

and as you are a ware this SBS2000 comes with Bulit in Toll for download Emails 
from POP 3 Server , and this Toll called POP3 Connector. 

  but i found that i have a Problem with it .

  i found this Error message in Front of me :-

 Microsoft Connector for POP3 Mailboxes has encountered an internal error that 
it could not recover from. 

After you close the error message dialog box, the following files are created: 


C:\Program Files\Microsoft BackOffice\Connectivity\POP3 Connector\Vmimb.txt


C:\Program Files\Microsoft BackOffice\Connectivity\POP3 Connector\Vmimb.evt



i searched on the internet and i found a sloution for it . 

but this solution tell me  the following :-
This problem may occur if the following conditions exist: 


The Microsoft Connector for POP3 is in the process of downloading a lot of 


The next-scheduled connector download time occurs.


The time that it takes to download the larger volume of messages is exceeding 
the scheduled download interval. This interval is set in the Microsoft POP3 
Connector properties. This situation causes a conflict with the current 
download of inbound messages and the scheduled start of the connector. 

To work around this problem, increase the Microsoft Connector for POP3 
Mailboxes Scheduler time. This provides a longer interval of time before the 
next start of the connector. The next-scheduled start of the Connector occurs 
later, and does not overlap the current download. 



Start the Small Business Server (SBS) Administrator Console, and expand the 
Exchange node for your organization. 

Expand the Administrative Group, the first administrative group, and then 
expand the Connectors node. Right-click the Microsoft Connector for POP3 
Mailboxes, then click Properties.


On the Connect and Download tab, click the Schedule button.


Change the scheduled settings to increase the existing interval between each 
scheduled download. Zero hours and fifteen minutes are the minimum intervals 
for the connector.

NOTE: The exact location of the Microsoft Connector for POP3 Mailboxes may 
vary, depending on the options you selected in the Exchange node properties, 
Administrative Views.

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