How to configure POP3 to test e-mail settings in MOSS without Exchange Server
If you are working in a virtual PC environment, like most of us trainers do, you may have run into situations where you can’t afford to install Exchange Server for various reasons but would like to have the ability to test e-mail functionality. For example, you may be working with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 to configure alerts or you have installed a Web server and want to receive e-mail messages without installing a full-blown messaging server. Using the built-in POP3 service in Windows Server 2003 is a perfect solution.
Here’s a nice step-by-step tutorial from Sharee English on her blog on how to setup POP3 Service on Windows Server 2003 How to configure POP3 to test email settings in MOSS without Exchange Server.