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Subject:How Often to Check Pop3
Summary:How often to check to make sure you don't miss messages
Author:Bob Cavezza
Date:2011-05-12 16:49:18
Update:2011-05-12 22:48:44

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Bob Cavezza - 2011-05-12 16:49:19
Still new to pop3 email. How often do I need to check to make sure I don't miss messages that might have been seen already by Outlook or a similar program. Do I need to have a cron job that checks pop3 every 15 minutes or does it have to be closer to every 30 seconds?

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Manuel Lemos - 2011-05-12 22:48:50 - In reply to message 1 from Bob Cavezza
There is no guarantee that one program may see new messages first if you poll frequentlty enough.

Just keep in mind that once a program (your script or Outlook) are accessing a mailbox via POP3, the mailbox remains locked, so a second program accessing the mailbox may fail to login.