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The VPOP3 Status screen has two tabs

  • Server Status
  • Sessions

Server Status

The Server Status tab is essentially a copy of the VPOP3 Status Monitor information.

  • Connection Status - this shows the 'online' status of VPOP3. If it says idle, it does not mean VPOP3 is not working, or not doing anything, it just means that it is not currently sending or collecting mail from the Internet.
  • Connect Now - Next to the Connection Status is a drop-down list of the Connections available, and you can press the Connect Now button to tell VPOP3 to connect to the selected Connection.
  • Last Poll - this shows the time when VPOP3 last connected to the Internet to collect/send messages
  • Next Poll - this shows the time when VPOP3 will next connect to the Internet to collect/send messages
  • Status Activity Log - this shows a summary of recent activity by VPOP3, such as sending mail, retrieving mail, incoming SMTP messages, etc
  • Housekeeper Thread Status - the Housekeeper Thread is a background task which performs actions such as sending daily reports. This section is for diagnostic/interest purposes, and can usually be ignored.


The Sessions tab show the current active sessions in VPOP3. This can be useful for seeing how busy VPOP3 is, or if someone is accessing VPOP3 from somewhere they shouldn't be, etc.

  • Session Type - this shows the type of session, eg SMTP Server, IMAP4 Server etc. There may be a number in parentheses after the name, this is a session ID, and can be used to relate to diagnostic log file entries. The session IDs increment for each type of session separately, so can give an idea of how active VPOP3 has been.
  • User Name - this shows the username, IP address, and/or any other identifying information which can be used to work out 'who' this session is for
  • Active Time - this shows the time since the session was started (in hours:minutes:seconds)
  • Detail - this shows information which may be useful to work out what the session is currently doing.
  • End Session - Some sessions can be ended using the 'End Session' link. This terminates the TCP/IP connection associated with the session, and the session itself will terminate after it has noticed the resulting error, and has cleaned up, so it the session may not disappear from the list immediately.

Possible Data

Session Type

  • Minger Server - Minger is an address verification service. It is usually safe to leave this running, even if it is not in use, but you can administer it from the ServicesSMTP ServerAdvanced tab (Enterprise Only)


  • Waiting means that the session is currently waiting for input from the client.
  • IDLE in an IMAP4 session means that the session is currently in IDLE state, which is not the same as “Waiting”
reference/status.txt · Last modified: 2018/11/14 10:45 by