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Document ID: 4658
Subject: Fetching emails from a POP3 server - POP3 fetcher
Creation date: 12/14/15 4:35 PM
Last modified on: 8/10/18 12:35 PM

Fetching emails from a POP3 server

Often, companies have to fetch their email from a POP3 server running at their ISP or any other company. This is typically the case where Xeams is running on a dynamic IP address or on a network that is not on the Internet all the time.


The following steps demonstrate how to fetch emails from a POP3 server.
  • Log in to the Admin Console as admin
  • Click Manage POP3 Fetcher under Server Management
  • Click the link for New Account
  • Follow the instructions on the screen to add a new POP3 account

Filtering Spam Using POP3

Although you could use a POP3 account to fetch messages from another system into Xeams, you lose a significant amount of information that is crucial for filtering junk. In fact, you will lose about 60% of Xeams' filtering capabilities when using this feature.

This happens because of the following reasons:

  • Xeams cannot the check the reputation of the sender's IP address
  • SPF and DKIM cannot be verified. It is very likely the message has been modified by the receiving SMTP server making DKIM signatures invalid.
  • RBL servers cannot be used

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