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Error message: VPOP3 does not have write access to the registry - please check and restart VPOP3

VPOP3 needs to be able to write to the Windows Registry at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\PaulSmith.

Usually, VPOP3 will run in the 'Local System' user account which has full permission to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE part of the registry. However, it is possible to lock down permissions further, or to run VPOP3 in a different user account. In that case, you may encounter this error message.

To do this, run RegEdit, find the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\PaulSmith registry key (if it does not exist, create it).

Right-click that registry key, and choose Permissions.

Then, give the account which VPOP3 runs in, 'Full Control' of the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\PaulSmith registry key and sub-keys. If VPOP3 is running as the 'Local System' then you need to give permission to the SYSTEM user.

Once you've done this, you will need to restart VPOP3.

how_to/vpop3_does_not_have_write_access_to_the_registry_-_please_check_and_restart_vpop3.txt · Last modified: 2018/11/14 10:45 (external edit)