Howto: Enable POP3 logging in Exchange 2007

POP3 logging is not enabled by default in Exchange 2007. To enable it, edit the C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\ClientAccess\PopImap\Microsoft.Exchange.Pop3.exe.config file.

Under appSettings, change

<add key=”ProtocolLog” value=”false” />


<add key=”ProtocolLog” value=”true” />

and restart the Microsoft Exchange POP3 service. You can restart it in services.msc or run the following command from the Exchange Management Console:

Restart-service MSExchangePOP3

Log files will be created in your C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\Logging\Pop3 folder.

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