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mcw82

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Hello all,

I want to switch from a centralized mail mode to decentralized (POP3) mode. I have the following services running: smtp, imap, ldap, secure http. Here are my questions regarding this transition:

In order for me to move to POP mode, do I just enable the POP3 service?

What's the advantage of using secure POP3 other than establishing an SSL connection to clients and toggling extra settings on the mail client?

Can I disable the imap and ldap services?

Will Kerio still archive all mail traffic and should I disable backups (my guess is yes since server will pass mail to clients).

In order to complete this, I've come up the steps:

1. download users mail to local pst file (or will this happen automatically when in POP3 mode?)
2. configure Outlook clients to POP3 connection
3. enable pop3 service on server
4. pray

Your help is much appreciated.
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mcw82

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Does someone know the answers to my questions?
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mcw82

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Would appreciate some insight for my questions.

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Nixs

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>>In order for me to move to POP mode, do I just enable the POP3 service?

Enable the service, configure any firewall to allow POP3 traffic to flow (110 or 995 for ssl), and reconfigure your clients to use POP3 versus whatever you are using.

>>Can I disable the imap and ldap services?
If your users are no longer using IMAP or LDAP, yes. LDAP provides the lookup of e-mail addresses outside of KOC. You sure you want to disable that?

>>Will Kerio still archive all mail traffic and should I disable backups (my guess is yes since server will pass mail to clients).
POP3 typically removes the e-mail from the server, so you'd not have e-mail in the normal folders (such as with IMAP.) I'd still do backups. What happens to the user who is on vacation for a week and his e-mails get lost due to a failed server?

Why not take this on a few users at a time? You can run both IMAP and POP3 at the same time. In fact, my own e-mail account is both KOC, IMAPs, webmail, activesync, and POP3s. I use POP3 so I can search the body of the e-mails. I use KOC to report spam. I use webmail & IMAP from home, and active sync on my phone.

Sometimes I end up with duplicate e-mails on my POP3 account if I move things around in IMAP folders. But you can move one user at a time until you get the hang of it.

And yes, I'd use SSL. You encrypt the entire data stream. No-one can packet sniff e-mails & passwords if you use encryption. The overhead is very minimal.
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1. download users mail to local pst file (or will this happen automatically when in POP3 mode?)

POP3 will only download everything from your Inbox, not from other folders you may have. After the download, it will delete the downloaded mails on the server (Outlook default). You can prevent the purging of the mails by selecting "Leave messages on server" in Outlook.

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mcw82

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Thanks for the replies. This has helped to ease my anxiety.
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