Disabling POP3 and IMAP Monitoring for Exchange 2007

The best way to disable POP3 and IMAP monitoring in OpsMgr, is to disable the following monitors using overrides:

  1. IMAPConnectivity
  2. POPConnectivity

These are the only two monitors that you need to disable.

I accidentally disabled the Aggregate Rollup Monitor, instead of the actual monitor, which was causing me to continually get an unhealthy state on the rollup monitor, even though all the children monitors are healthy:


Here is the procedure for properly disabling POP3 and IMAP Monitoring in Operations Manager 2007

  1. Open the OpsMgr console and navigate to Authoring>Management Pack Objects>Monitors
  2. Click on Change Scope, and choose “Ex. Client Access”
  3. Type “POPConnectivity” in the find box
  4. Find the monitor labeled “POPConnectivity” which is located under MOM 2005  Computer Role Health>POP Connectivity>POPConnectivity
  5. Make sure you choose the individual state monitor, NOT the aggregate rollup monitor.  The individual monitor is located under the aggregate rollup monitor
  6. Right click on the individual state monitor labeled POPConnectivity and choose Overrides>Override the Monitor>For All Objects of type: Ex. Client Access
  7. Set the Enabled parameter to FALSE
  8. Choose a custom management pack for your override and click save
  9. Do the same steps for the monitor labeled IMAPConnectivity

One response to “Disabling POP3 and IMAP Monitoring for Exchange 2007

  1. thanks for the post….
    When you install Exchange and create all your mailboxes by default every mailbox will have POP3,IMAP and HTTP protocols enabled. Good practice is if you don’t want people to use these protocols is just disable the protocols on the server which makes the user account settings redundant. But this is not always possible and sometimes you need to leave POP3 and IMAP access enabled for some applications or clients. So to stop people using POP3 and IMAP it can be a good idea to disable that protocol on their Active Directory user account.

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