RE: Small Business Server 2003 and the pop3 connector

  • From: "John Tolmachoff \(Lists\)" <johnlist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2004 10:50:19 -0800

You have discovered one of the draw backs of using a POP3 connector. The
problem is that the recipient address is not part of the normal header,
which is what the POP3 connector reads.

John Tolmachoff
eServices For You

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andy [mailto:andy@xxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Monday, February 16, 2004 9:50 AM
> To: [ExchangeList]
> Subject: [exchangelist] Small Business Server 2003 and the pop3 connector
> I have a server with Small Business Server 2003. This has Exchange 2003
> with the Pop3 connector.
> Mail is collected via pop3 and works fine unless distribution groups are
> involved. I've tested it by sending an email directly to one of the
> users, this works fine. If however I send the same email to a
> distribution group that contains this user the pop3 connector downloads
> the email but puts in a designated email box and logs an event to the
> effect that it couldn't delivery it.
> There is a mechanism to get around this as you can add a routing rule to
> look for the name of the distribution group and place the email in a
> chosen mailbox. But what happens if there is more than one user who is
> part of
> the distribution group? Surely I don't have to setup a dummy mailbox and
> then put a forwarding rule internally to send it to the intended
> recipient?
> Am I missing something or do I need to use another pop3 to exchange
> reader?
> Andy
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