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Accessing shared mailbox from pop3

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I am trying to set up mailboxes to be used by our webserver running drupal mailhandler that receives emails to post new content in respective group sites, i.e., each group has its own email. The current set up has these as mailaccounts that the mailhandler accesses via pop3 (or imap) and requires a mailbox password. Two questions:

1) Can a shared email box be accessed via pop3 (or imap) or does it require Mapi connection?

2) If a shared email box can be access via pop3 or imap3, what password should be used (for example, could any one of the passwords from the security group given access work)?

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  • Hi Jevannet,

    Before moving on, I want to confirm with you first.
    About shared mailbox, you may set up the shared mailbox via PowerShell. To set up a shared mailbox, please refer to the link below for detail steps:
    http://help.outlook.com/en-us/140/ee441202.aspx
    If your shared mailbox set up via the link above, the shared mailbox can’t be access via POP3.
    In order to access the shared mailbox via POP3, you may need to create a user mailbox with an Exchange online license, and then assign permission to the security group. After that, other users can access the shared mailbox by Opening Other Mailbox and there is no password required.

    Thanks,
    Eric Sun
  • Thanks. What is the best way to remove/delete the shared mailbox and recreate as user emailbox?

  • Hi Jevannet,

    Thanks for you update.
    To remove a shared mailbox, you may sign in MOP (Microsoft Online Portal) using your admin account, on Admin page, select Users under Management, you could delete the shared mailbox.
    Then you may create a user mailbox (not a shared mailbox and recommend you use a name different from the shared mailbox you have deleted) as usually, then grant full permission to the users you want of the new user mailbox.

    Thanks,
    Eric Sun
  • Hi Jevannet,

    How are things going?
    If you have any other questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
    It is always our pleasure to be of assistance.

    Thanks,
    Eric Sun