POP3 on Windows Server 2008 MOSS Dev Env


Just a quick note... If you are a MOSS dev setting up a new development environment on Windows Server 2008, you might have noticed that there is no POP3 service anymore. This makes it a bit difficult to shows workflow with email notifications, etc if you don't have the ability to have a user mailbox. And of course, you don't want the full blown Exchange app there because of the bloat on the VM and performance. Try out this free one:


http://www.download.com/ArGoSoft-Mail-Server-Freeware/3000-2165_4-10364910.html


 


I'm using it for both SMTP and POP3 with MOSS configured for outbound messages. Note that I didn't say inbound. For MOSS to do that, you have to use the SMTP in IIS. I didn't need that so sticking with this for the time being.

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