POP3 Configuration

POP3 is a method used by CMail Server to collect mail from the Internet. POP3 options can be accessed from Configuration > POP3 Configuration.

POP3 (Post Office Protocol) is used for the collection of email by a mail client from an email server. A unique feature of CMail is the ability to masquerade as an email client, download mail using the POP3 protocol and then sort the mail accordingly.

To download mail using POP3, you will need the hostname of your ISP's POP3 server and your mailbox username and password. These details are obtainable from your ISP's technical helpdesk. 

Collecting mail from a POP3 host

  1. Enter the name of your Internet Service Providers (ISP) POP3 (incoming mail) server in the POP3 Host field.
  2. Ensure that the POP3 Port is set to 110
  3. Enter your POP3 Username (Provided by your ISP) username in the Username field.
  4. Enter your POP3 Password (Provided by your ISP) password in the Password field.
  5. Ensure that the Collect Mail upon Connection to the Internet checkbox is ticked.
  6. Press OK to accept the changes and then click File > Save Settings to write the changes to disk.

Once you have entered the details of your POP3 server, you can click the Collect mail now button to verify that the connection to your POP3 server is configured correctly. 

Delete Mail from Host
When you collect mail using POP3, it is possible to leave a copy of the messages on the remote server for collection by either another mail client or server (See UIDL). To ensure that mail is deleted from the remote POP3 host after collection:

  1. Check the Delete mail from host after retrieval checkbox.

Further POP3 options can be set on the Advanced POP3 Configuration menu.

Advanced POP3 Configuration
Configuration Menu
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