Exchange MAPI to POP3

I want to share one of the .Net application that will provide convert the Ms Exchange MAPI to POP3 for those Outlook Express/Thunderbird to download email from the Ms Exchange. As I know, Ms Exchange did provide the POP3, but mostly due to security issue, the POP3 & IMAP will not enable. 

The POP2OWA application, it is a small application that will provide you the POP3 protocols for downloading email from Ms Exchange.

What you need to do is:


  1. Install the POP2OWA application into your computer.
  2. Start the application & set the webmail url inside the setting.
  3. Apply it & setting up your email account inside Express/Thunderbird with the POP3 mail server ip to “localhost/”.
  4. Then you should able to download your Ms Exchange email using the POP3 interface even your Mail server does not provide a POP3.

6 Comments to “Exchange MAPI to POP3”

  1. rob 6 March 2009 at 6:32 pm #

    Is it possible to log its activities ?
    Or is this in ?

    • h2Guru 6 March 2009 at 6:40 pm #

      Hi rob,
      I don’t think the pop2owa logging its activities.

  2. rob 6 March 2009 at 8:02 pm #

    Ok so how can i see if the interface works or get access denied ?

    • h2Guru 6 March 2009 at 8:06 pm #

      For my testing, I just start the pop2owa application & using email client like thunder bird to connect to the pop3.

      Or you may also using a php telnet command (I write for some testing purpose) to test out your pop3 connection.

  3. rob 6 March 2009 at 8:29 pm #

    pop is ready, so setup as a service want to use it in combination with kayako

    • h2Guru 7 March 2009 at 2:29 pm #

      since pop is ready, you should able to use it right?
      then any problems afterward?

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