General VPOP3 Administration

Backup just VPOP3 settings

We recommend that you do a full VPOP3 backup regularly. By default VPOP3 automatically backs the database (http://www.pscs.co.uk/manual/database_backups.html) up every day. We recommend using this backup when recovering VPOP3 or moving VPOP3. If, for some reason, you wish to just backup just the VPOP3 settings, then there is no easy way to just do that, because there are many different types of settings, and some people may think that some things (eg blocked IP addresses) are settings whereas o...

Restore a VPOP3 database backup - Version 5 or later

**How to Restore a backup of VPOP3** The instructions below are to restore a full database backup. You may also be able to recover deleted messages (https://helpdesk.pscs.co.uk/733486-Recover-Deleted-Messages) if you do not need to restore a full backup. * Open a command prompt, and go to the VPOP3 directory * If you are restoring the backup over an existing VPOP3 database (especially if the database files are damaged) you will need to _DROP_ the database first. To do this, run pgs...

Recover Deleted Messages

If you have lost messages (eg due to a user deleting messages by mistake, or due to a PC failing when you hadn't bothered backing it up), there are several things you may be able to do, depending on your version/edition of VPOP3 and which settings you have. **VPOP3 Enterprise with IMAP4** If you have VPOP3 Enterprise and were using IMAP4 you have the most options. * If the users' PC has died, then you can simply reconfigure the user's email client and it will resynchronise with the ser...

Cancel nightly database backup

In VPOP3 v7 or later, then ending the 'pg_dump.exe' process from Windows' Task Manager should stop the backup process totally. In VPOP3 v5/6, then if just end the 'pg_dump.exe' process, then any ongoing database tasks to extract the data will not end until they have completed (which may be a long time), so the following batch file will end the back-end database task as well as the pg_dump.exe process. Save this in the VPOP3 installation directory as a file such as 'endbackup.cmd' @ECHO OF...