The POP3 email protocol is an older mail protocol that will allows a user to connect to the pop server and download email from our server to their local machine. Beginning July 20th, 2011 POP Email access will only be granted by special request and approval. To request access, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
POP was designed for, and works best in, the situation where you use only a single desktop computer. If you choose to work with your POP mail on more than one machine, you may have trouble with email messages getting downloaded on one machine that you need to work with on another machine; for example, you may need a message at work that was downloaded to your machine at home.
If you still feel like you would like to make use of the POP protocol please send an email to email@example.com with a written explanation of your need.
OIT recommends the use of IMAP instead of POP for the following reasons:
If you would like to use IMAP, we have set up instructions for our supported mail clients located at the Email Settings Page.