The bandwidth light POP3 monitor opens a connection to a targeted POP3 server and waits for the server to respond with a standard Service Ready for a new user Code 220 message.
After the message is received, the POP3 monitor safely disconnects from the server by sending a QUIT command to terminate the connection. If the POP3 server fails to respond, or responds with an error code indicating that the service is not available, ipMonitor considers the test to have failed.
Use the POP3 monitor to test the following:
- A POP3 client can open a connection with a POP3 server.
- The server adheres to the POP3 protocol by responding with the correct codes.
- The server responds within a required number of seconds.