Move POP3 connectors for Windows SBS 2008 migration

Applies To: Windows SBS 2008


This is an optional step. If you did not configure the POP3 connectors on the Source Server, skip this step.

These instructions are for migrating from Windows SBS 2003. If you are migrating from Windows SBS 2008, see the Microsoft Web site (

To remove POP3 connectors from the Source Server

  1. On the Source Server, click Start, and then click Server Management.

  2. In the navigation pane, click Internet and E-mail.

  3. Click Manage POP3 E-mail, and then click Open POP3 Connector Manager.

  4. On the Mailboxes tab, click a user account, click Edit, and then write down the POP3 server information and the Mailbox information.


Global mailboxes are not supported in Windows SBS 2008. Instead, you can map a POP3 account to an e-mail enabled group in Windows SBS 2008.

  1. Remove each user account that is listed. If you do not want to remove the user accounts, you can set the Microsoft Connector for POP3 Mailboxes service to Disabled and keep the configuration information for reference.

To add POP3 connectors on the Destination Server

  1. On the Destination Server, open the Windows SBS Console.

  2. On the navigation bar, click the Network tab, and then click Connectivity.

  3. Right-click POP3 Connector, and then click View POP3 Connector properties.

  4. On the Mail Accounts tab, click Add, and then add each of the accounts that were on the Source Server.

  5. When you finish adding the POP3 mailboxes, click OK.