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  • Disable POP3 on a User by Default

    I have Exchange 2007.

    We have POP3 enabled on our server so that specific users can use the protocol. However, the majority of our users do not need access to POP3. I found a script that allowed me to disabled POP3 on all user accounts, except those that require POP3.

    We have found that with turning on POP3 at the server level will automatically enable POP3 at the user level by default.

    Is there any way to create users and automatically have POP3 disabled?
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    Re: Disable POP3 on a User by Default

    The only way would be to create users via the shell rather than the GUI. Microsoft operate a turn everything on policy, as it reduces the support calls/complaints.

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    • #3
      Re: Disable POP3 on a User by Default


      You could script out a short script that runs once a day that makes sure all new mailboxes apply to this, try the add-days function..