Documentation forServer & Application Monitor

POP3 Monitor

This component monitor tests the ability of a POP3 server to accept incoming connections and respond with the correct code.

The monitor uses the following ports when used with a Microsoft Exchange mail server:

  • 102 X.400 MTA
  • 110 POP3
  • 119 NNTP
  • 143 IMAP4
  • 389 LDAP
  • 563 POP3 over SSL.
  • 636 LDAP over SSL.
  • 993 IMAP4 over SSL.
  • 995 POP3 over SSL.

For an overview about component monitors, see Work with component monitors.


This component monitor does not compute a statistic.

Field Descriptions


This field provides A default description of the monitor. You can override the default description by adding to or replacing the text, which is automatically saved. The variable to access this field is ${UserDescription}.

Changing the default description to specify what will be monitored can be helpful when receiving alerts and notifications later.

Enable Component

Determines whether the component is enabled. Disabling the component leaves it in the application in a deactivated state not influencing either SolarWinds SAM application availability or status.

Port Number

This field is the port number used for POP3 connections. The default value is 110. For Secure POP3 (SSL-POP) use port 995.

Response Time Threshold

This field allows you to set the warning or critical threshold conditions based on the response time. The response time is the time in milliseconds it takes SolarWinds SAM to determine that a component is not Down and to retrieve any statistical data. See Application Monitor Thresholds.

User Notes

This field allows you to add notes for easy reference. You can access this field by using the variable, ${UserNotes}.