Monday, August 17, 2009

How to Set Up a POP Server

Post Office Protocol (POP) is a technology included in Microsoft Windows server operating systems, including Small Business Server. POP is a protocol that allows users to receive email from the Internet. In-house POP servers are usually for businesses with several employees. However, POP servers are offered by hosting services for small businesses or home users to receive email.

  1. 1

    Open the configuration wizard from the server's Control Panel. This wizard also appears after installing the server operating system. Click the "Start" button next the section labeled "Connect to the Internet."

  2. Step 2

    Select "Broadband" in the list of Internet connection types and click the "Next" button. Choose the type of broadband connection. For most offices, this is "A local router device with an IP." Click the "Next" button.

  3. Step 3

    Enter the IP of the router and the DNS server IP. Click the "Next" button. Click the check box to enable the firewall and click the "Next" button.

  4. Step 4

    Check the box labeled "Email" at the services window. This starts the configuration of POP email. Click the "Next" button.

  5. Step 5

    Select "Outlook Access" from the list of accessible clients. Click the "Next" button. Select "Enable Internet Email", and click the "Next" button.

  6. Step 6

    Check the box labeled "Use Microsoft Connector for POP3 Mailboxes." If you use Exchange for an email server, select "Use Exchange" and enter the name of the Exchange server.

  7. Step 7

    Select attachment extensions to filter. You can filter files like executable extensions to inhibit viruses from infecting the corporate computers. Click the "Next" button.

  8. Step 8

    Click "Finish" at the summary screen. After you click "Finish," the installation and configurations are installed on the server.

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