Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

We are migrating some web server from ppedv to windows 2008. IIS 7 is a great improvement. But as always in live, nothing is perfect and we miss the pop3 server from windows 2003.

Our software "visendo" department  have build several products around pop3 (popconnect) and smtp. So we build an extender for IIS Microsoft SMTP server. So you can now use pop3 client to read mails. The solution consists of a filesystem watcher which is moving from drop to other folder(s) fitting the destination address. We support domain and single account (more than windows 2003). Configuration is done with xml. config file by notepad. Visendo SMTP Extender is developed as service with c++ for performance reasons.

On bottom you find links for download first prototype. Support by blog comments. We will open up a support group on our www.visendo.com forums. At the moment product is free an without any warranty.

btw SMTP management is still no part of iis 7 so management is done by old mmc snap in.

[UPDATE RTM]

http://weblogs.asp.net/hpreishuber/archive/2010/10/02/update-visendo-smtp-extender-update.aspx

http://blogs.visendo.com/post/2010/10/01/Visendo-SMTP-Extender-version-RTM.aspx

Published Wednesday, April 30, 2008 8:30 PM by preishuber
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# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Thursday, May 1, 2008 9:00 AM by ChristianD

Hey, this is great news ! Thanks for sharing.

I use Windows Server 2008 for (SharePoint) development purposes and I don't need or want Exchange (or SBS) to be able to test email integration !

I am running x64 so pretty please make it available soon ;-)

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 10:56 AM by Jonathan

I appreciate this! I use Sharepoint Services 3, and I don't need or want all of the capabilities in Exchnage. Besides, Exchange and Sharepoint don't work well together. I have a small group of 15 people, and load most of the software on 1 server. No other 3rd party apps are used!

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 6:16 AM by Phupa

Thank you very much for sharing this. I do not understand the reason why MS has removed POP3 from win2008.

I'm selling Business Contact Manager on Outlook, without POP3 server I do not know how to build DEMO kit for customer.

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 4:15 PM by Paul

Ich kriege den Kram nicht zum Laufen. Was mache ich falsch? Der Dienst wird mit Fehler und einer ellenlangen Nummer beendet. Die Mails landen im BadMail-Verzeichnis!

Wo ist der Fehler?

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Sunday, May 25, 2008 5:00 PM by cosmin

Hi, Paul

wegen SMTP extender installations Fehler, kannst du die log dateien von {system_root}\ProgramData\ppedv\Visendo SMTP Extender\Logs an unsere support Team zu senden -support{@}ppedv(dot)de .

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Monday, June 2, 2008 2:00 PM by joanindo

thanks microsoft for not making pop3 available in windows 2008.  so i dont need to upgrade my server. that's really saving my money a lot!

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Wednesday, June 4, 2008 10:18 AM by Douglas Bustos

why dont load/start the service VisendoSMTPExtender, please help me. I install succefully, but i try to start manually the service and show a message that say the service dont load, but dont explain the reason.

Please help me.

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Sunday, June 8, 2008 1:31 PM by Iwen

Installation hat ohne Probleme funktioniert. Die Lösung gefällt mir sehr gut. Leider beendet sich der Service immer. Im Log ist nichts zu sehen - ausser einem Hinweis, dass eine EMail-Datei gerade im Zugriff sei. Ich habe den Eindruck, dass nach jedem erfolgreichen Abholen der Mails, der Dienst beendet wird. Gibt es eine Lösung?

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Friday, July 25, 2008 1:43 PM by Steven

This works very well in my SharePoint development VM.  

Thanks.

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Thursday, July 31, 2008 2:41 AM by turkie

Thanx You.. Perfect Docs

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Thursday, August 7, 2008 4:37 AM by Chris

I can't get it to bind to the ServerIP config value.  The log file says that it is binding to that IP, however if you do a netstat -an it shows that it bound to an IP that it shouldn't of... Any ideas how to get this to work?

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Monday, August 11, 2008 3:04 AM by preishuber

@chris: Bind to IP : was a abug - fixed

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 7:21 PM by Marco

The service stopped working, and the log presents this message:

"License Expired or user registration missing".

The same configuration used to work before.

Do you know what can be wrong?

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Friday, September 12, 2008 7:57 PM by Ricardo Calejo

The service stopped working, and the log presents this message

I have this prob too.. did u solve it?

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 3:30 AM by cosmin

Hi,

is an new version available, with some fixes and improvements (log archiving, update notification)

you can get the new builds from :

x86 version -

www.ppedv.de/dwnld/updates/smtpextender/x86/VisendoSMTPExtender.zip

amd64 version -

www.ppedv.de/dwnld/updates/smtpextender/x64/VisendoSMTPExtender.zip

please let us know any other issues on support.visendo.com

regards

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Thursday, October 30, 2008 1:12 AM by Ochiai

Hi,

I'm Japanese.

I'm sorry in dirty sentences.

SMTP Extender ends because of MVSCR80.dll When accessing IMAP_OPEN Function of php.

Are there any method of settlements?

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Thursday, October 30, 2008 5:33 PM by cosmin

hi,

The SMTP extender is not supporting IMAP protocol, it's supporting only POP3 in this version.

thank you letting us know about it.

ragards

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Thursday, October 30, 2008 8:38 PM by Ochiai

Hi,Thank you for the answer.

IMAP_OPEN Function of php supports "POP3" Protocol.

X-mail (Other Mail Server Soft) was able to

reseive e-Mail by executing the IMAP_OPEN function:

imap_open("localhost:110/pop3/notls", $user, $pass);

I want to use "SMTP Extender" for php script

because "SMTP Extender" setting is easy.

I am looking forward to the next version.

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Saturday, November 8, 2008 7:34 PM by mickeysuda

i watch the log, and find it succeed, but how can i use mmc to admin "Visendo SMTP Extender"

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Monday, November 10, 2008 8:11 AM by George

Hi,

I get "License Expired or user registration missing".

Running contents of "www.ppedv.de/dwnld/updates/smtpextender/x86/VisendoSMTPExtender.zip" i get nothing visible at all. How to use this free software?

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 1:50 PM by Yang

how to solve the following problem?

"When I try to start the service a message appear saying the service has started and stoped. And nothing else happens."

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Friday, November 21, 2008 3:23 AM by George

"Regarding the Issue with expire time, it was fixed and the new setup it is on "www.ppedv.de/.../VisendoSMTPExtender.zip" and it is free." - "your requested page is not longer available!"

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Tuesday, November 25, 2008 1:58 AM by George

Email attachments (*.doc) arrive corrupted. Any workaround?

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Friday, November 28, 2008 3:24 PM by sharepointlink

after running the .exe from the link, nothing new is visible, and there is log folder C;\users\all users.

how to solve this?

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Friday, November 28, 2008 3:40 PM by sharepointlink

after running the .exe from the link, nothing new is visible, and there is NO log folder C;\users\all users.

how to solve this?

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Saturday, January 3, 2009 10:37 AM by T. Os

The service does not start automatically, apparently it fails when it attempts to. When I try to start it manually I get the following error  [Error 216: 0xd8]. What do I do.

And pls let me have the link to the latest build.

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Monday, February 23, 2009 5:27 PM by JL

Where can I find the doc on this?  I got the service started, but where do I go to manage the e-mail accounts, etc?  Thanks.

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Monday, March 16, 2009 12:36 PM by Daniel

I also have successfully started the service and I am also wanting to setup my Outlook email account. I have replied to my thread on the support forums and await response from the adminstrator. That is unless anyone else knows how to do this.

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Friday, March 27, 2009 8:21 AM by Stuart

It appears to work properly for outgoing email, but i get an error connecting to incoming email.  "Outlook cannot connect to your incoming (POP3) email server.  I'd really like to get this working!

Thank you for this!  What a lazy oversight by the microsoft team.  

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 6:54 AM by Joachim

How do I receive messages in the created pop boxes?

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Thursday, May 21, 2009 5:36 PM by Kami

I am running VHD server 2008 Enterprise.Using MS Outlook 2007.Can send e-mail but not receiving even it's showing in mailroot/drop folder.

I changed visendosmtpexteder.config, below

SMTP Virtual Server DOMAIN : solution.loc

"<VISENDO>

 <POP3>

   <Outbound UseOutboundPop3="true" StoreFolder="C:\inetpub\mailroot\drop" ServerPort="110" ServerIP="192.168.1.107"/>

 </POP3>

 <accounts>

   <mailbox datadir="C:\inetpub\mailroot\drop\administrator_solution_loc" destination="administrator_solution_loc" password="ShareP0int"/>

   </accounts>

</VISENDO>"

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Monday, June 1, 2009 4:33 PM by Visendo SMTP User

When sent to server 'CAPA' command Visendo SMTP Extender service stopped.

You can reproduce it by Telnet manually or Thunderbird mail client (cause it sends CAPA command by default)

If sombody find solution please help.

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 10:21 PM by Krystyna

Trying to install on Server 2008 64 bits and gettign this error. What can I do to fix it?

#Software: ppedv VisendoPopConnectService

#Version:  x64

#Windows Version: Service Pack 2, v.286 (Build 6002)

#Date: 2009-06-10 20:52:28

#Fields: Date Time sendreceive status pop account bytes from to

#Date: 2009-06-10 20:52:28

CNTService::Install, Failed call to open SCM, Error:5, Access is denied.

: OK

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Thursday, June 25, 2009 11:39 PM by Alexandre

Hi, when installing the extender, It finishes successfully and I've selected "Launch Visendo" in the end of installer. Then I've got "Access Denied" message.

When starting the service from the SMTPExtenderAdmin, the following is logged:

2009-06-25 20:31:19  OpenService error 6 :The handle is invalid.

2009-06-25 20:31:23  StartService error 6 :The handle is invalid.

2009-06-25 20:31:24  1060 :The specified service does not exist as an installed service.

BTW, when using the SMTPExtenderAdmin tool, it doesn't allow to configure IP Address, so I had to do that into the .config file.

Any help?

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Saturday, July 4, 2009 6:02 AM by Peter Winters

I have this service running and can receive email via pop3. However when I run SMTPExtenderAdmin.exe I get an entry point not found in MSVCP90.dll. DO I need to install C++ libraries or a run-time? Any advice will be gratefully accepted. I am still mad that Microsoft removed the POP3 service, as I runn several organisations utilising this service.

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Saturday, July 4, 2009 7:43 AM by Peter Winters

Downloading vcredist_x64.exe SP1 has fixed the problem. Looks like the out of the box Windows 2008 standard server install doesn't load the C++ run-time files.

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Monday, August 3, 2009 12:23 AM by Julian Palmer

The application worked fine but then after 4 days just stopped recording a single error

2009-08-03 00:18:15  No network resources available.

The configuration hasn't chnaged but it appears that the application is not finding or processing the  xml config file. This is causing great pain as we can't find a solution to it. Platform Win2008 x64

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Monday, August 3, 2009 9:31 AM by Ian Jenkinson

Further to the problem observed by Julian, on the same machine, when I start the SMTPExtenderAdmin program, it fails with:-

 Problem Event Name: APPCRASH

 Application Name: SMTPExtenderAdmin.exe

 Application Version: 1.0.1.1082

 Application Timestamp: 4a2e6ca5

 Fault Module Name: MSVCP90.dll!?_Xmem@tr1@std@@YAXXZ

 Fault Module Version: 6.0.6002.18005

 Fault Module Timestamp: 49e0421d

 Exception Code: c0000139

 Exception Offset: 00000000000b8fb8

 OS Version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.272.7

 Locale ID: 1033

 Additional Information 1: fa3e

 Additional Information 2: ac0507478d1c5bd693cfc4fe3987e900

 Additional Information 3: fa3e

 Additional Information 4: ac0507478d1c5bd693cfc4fe3987e900

However I have installed the C++ runtime libraries, can anyone explain this failure?

Thanks

Ian

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Saturday, September 12, 2009 1:14 PM by Justin

This doesn't work... I tried the link in the blog post as well as the latest build from the comments and neither work. The first one installs ok but then errors out about not having permissions for a service. The second one doesn't even open the installer, it errors out that the side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Don't waste your time on this, find another solution!

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Monday, September 14, 2009 6:12 AM by John

I'm shocked. This is absolutely ...! Is there anyone who has running this service. I don't think so.

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 12:19 PM by chris

- issues installing and getting it to work on win 2k8 - read all of above...but - on admin interface I can not set the IP address (multihomed system) - set in .config file and still not seen - nothing seems to be listen on the specified port..............

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Monday, February 1, 2010 9:21 AM by TK

Does anyone have a readme file with instruction to install?

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Thursday, February 25, 2010 11:16 AM by Andreas

I have tested the POP3 extender with Outlook 2010.

If I try to connect to the POP3 Server ist is not possible to connect. In the POP3 Extender log is nothing to see.

Other clients are working without any problems. Is there a solution.

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Friday, March 5, 2010 7:47 PM by pgopal

Mailbox folder does not exist C:\inetpub\mailroot\drop\

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 5:33 AM by Jaween

i already installed Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server . i can send email but i cant retrieve.

the *.EML stay in C:\inetpub\mailroot\drop\

but make i folder in C:\inetpub\mailroot\drop\acount_domain_com\ . as i copy the *.EML files in  C:\inetpub\mailroot\drop\acount_domain_com\ the outlook recieves the e- mail i send.

note: *.EML are the e-mail i send.

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Monday, March 15, 2010 12:36 PM by Michael

Great work, regards!

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Thursday, April 1, 2010 6:18 AM by Adam Ligieza

It is not possible to send an email to multiple email addresses. Only the first name in the adress list receives the email.

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Friday, May 28, 2010 1:41 PM by Karen

Can someone help. i can't get this working.

I've edited the config and service starts but unable to setup mail account in outlook.

Please help.

Regards,

Karen

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Monday, May 31, 2010 10:17 AM by cosmin

Hi Karen,

you can create an simple outlook account, with pop3 server type and use the machine where smtpextender is installed as server name, port 110, if you didn't set another one in the config.

As user name you can use full email address, and as password what you set.

For datailed issues info, let us know at support{@}ppedv.de

regards

visendo team

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Friday, June 4, 2010 4:12 AM by Roman

Extender doesn't work with outlook 2010. But with the same settings work with outlook 2007. May someone have solution?

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 9:54 AM by Benjamin

It seems that this tool will not work with Outlook 2010.

Any ideas to get this running?

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 3:12 AM by kingsa

thanks for this good tool

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Thursday, September 16, 2010 9:07 AM by raghu

After  installing the tool when i try to start the visendo service, im getting a message "Services stopped and started. Some services stop automatically if they are not in use by other programs". I checked my log file. No entry is there.

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Thursday, September 23, 2010 2:00 AM by raghu

While adding second account im getting following error

your email server rejected your login , access denied

Do we require any permissions for the account

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Saturday, October 2, 2010 4:48 AM by preishuber

UPDATE weblogs.asp.net/.../update-visendo-smtp-extender-update.aspx

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 10:11 AM by Adam Downs

Can anyone assist with the configuration of this... I am running server 2008 R2 and the mail is coming in file and getting into the correct drop folders. I can not connect to it however through any email client I tried outlook 2007 and thunderbird. If i open the drop folder i can see the emails fine however. What is required to connect a pop 3 client to the extender on server 2008 R2

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 12:40 AM by Joseph

i configured everything successfully but i could not receive mails

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Thursday, September 22, 2011 3:29 AM by Joseph

Iam getting the below error when starting the service

The service did not respond to start or control request in a timely fashion

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Thursday, September 29, 2011 8:04 AM by dumicodin

Hi Joseph,

try to update the smtp extender using the integrated updater, and check following post about more infos :

forum.visendo.com/default.aspx

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 12:31 AM by userg

No debieron quitar el POP3

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Thursday, June 28, 2012 11:56 PM by HI

HI

IM FROM AFGHANISTAN

HOW ICAN FINFIGURE poop3 & smtp in win server 2008 R2

# re: Visendo SMTP (pop3) Extender for Windows 2008 Server

Thursday, July 26, 2012 11:01 AM by John MAcDOnald

Hi, I need to setup a isoltated network mail system, thank you.

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