Mailbox POP3

The Qlik Mailbox POP3 connector lets you fetch emails and email content, such as attachments, from any mailbox that uses the POP3 email protocol.

For mailboxes that use the IMAP email protocol, see Mailbox IMAP.

Ways to access your data

To access your POP3 mailbox data, you need to authenticate the connector with your mailbox server details. After you create a new connection and select Mailbox POP3 as your data source, you need to enter the server address and the port number for the mailbox you want to connect to, along with your username and password.

Configuring email clients

You need to enable POP3 access for your account, through your mailbox client. The configurations for some of the most common email clients are described below.

Gmail

To download email data from Gmail, you must first ensure that POP3 access is enabled in your Gmail settings.

Do the following:

  1. Enter pop.gmail.com in the server field.
  2. Set the port number to 995.
  3. Select Use SSL.
  4. Enter the username and password.

Microsoft Exchange

From privately administered Exchange servers:

From Office 365 or Microsoft Exchange accounts:

From shared Microsoft Exchange mailboxes:

  • To access shared mailboxes that are not associated with a specific user account, use one of the following formats for your username:
    • my@emailaddress.com/sharedmailboxname
    • domain\myusername\sharedmailboxname

Loading data from tables

Table Description
POP3Messages Use this table to fetch the list of messages in your mailbox.
POP3MessageAttachments

Use this table to fetch the information about specific message attachments.

The POP3 Message ID is the id value from the POP3Messages table.

Troubleshooting

Your Gmail username and password are not accepted when creating a connection

Possible cause  

Your Gmail has 2-factor authentication enabled, which is preventing the Mailbox POP3 connector from establishing a connection using your normal credentials. You will see an error message pointing that your username and password are not accepted.

Proposed action  

Create an app-specific password, then use this password to configure your Mailbox POP3 connector.

Google blocks your Gmail sign-in attempt from the Qlik Web Connectors

Possible cause  

Google sometimes blocks third-party apps trying to connect to Gmail through POP3, even on accounts that do not have 2-factor authentication enabled. You may see an error message pointing out that your username and password are not accepted, or that you need to log in from a browser.

Proposed action  

Enable less secure apps to connect to your Gmail account through POP3.

You cannot connect to the POP3 server

Possible cause  

POP3 access is not enabled.

Proposed action  

Verify that the email account you want to connect to has POP3 enabled.

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