Re: POP downloader

  • From: "Pete Procenko" <petrpwp@xxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 08:52:40 +0400

You could try poproute from
It's free and even OpenSource
But it has a limitation - one copy of it cout fetch only till 12 pop3
accounts, but I think, you could run more then one copy simultaneously.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Alfonso Lopez de Ayala" <alopezdeayala@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, October 17, 2002 10:16 PM
Subject: [exchangelist] POP downloader

> THE QUESTION (briefly):
> ----------------------------------------
> - Any recommendation on a "POP3 downloader" to use with Exchange?
> - Just want to use it for 2-3 weeks while we migrate to Exchange, so it
> would preferably be SIMPLE and FREE. :)
> - POP3 downloader needs to be able to download e-mail from multiple POP3
> accounts, each with a different username/password.
> THE BACKGROUND (if you have more time):
> ----------------------------------------
> - Our users now have their Outlooks hitting a POP3 server (Unix) on the
> net.
> - We're migrating to Exchange 2k, one user at a time -- simply changing
> each Outlook profile from "POP3" to "Exchange MAPI service."
> - To not disrupt yet-to-be-migrated users, I'd like to keep their
> Outlooks as always, hitting the Unix server (POP3) during the transition
> period.
> - Migrated users would have their Outlooks hit the new Exchange server
> (MAPI).
> - The company's public mail server (listed in DNS MX records) until
> everybody was migrated would still be the external Unix server (POP3).
> - To do this, I'd need Exchange to hit the external Unix server (using
> POP3) during the migration phase so migrated users can get their mail.
> - I'd need to be able to configure the "POP3 downloader" with the POP3
> username/password of each user (different from the user's Active
> Directory username/password) so it can use it to authenticate on the
> Unix server. Once downloaded the mail would go on the corresponding
> user's Exchange mailbox.
> (Any other suggestions on different approaches to make the migration
> transparent to users is welcome too!)
> Thanks,
> Alfonso
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