I am hitting a limit on number of POP signons per hour imposed by my host. I host maybe 10 domains on this account and have 4 or 5 email addresses to monitor for each domain. If I check once every 15 minutes I run up against a limit on the number of POP3 signons permitted by my ip. Add this to having multiple mail clients behind a NAT router and I am beginning to have real problems.
Does anyone else have this issue? Is my only workaround to forward all email to a single account or install a local mail server? Does 100 POP signons an hour from a single IP sound like a lot to anyone? Any advice?
It depends upon the limit imposed by your host. Usually all hosts put a limit on the number of times a user can check mails via pop3 to prevent pop3 connection floods. This is a per hour setting. You will need to contact them to know how much time you are allowed to check the mails in an hour.
Would 100 an hour be a lot of connections? Would 1000 an hour be a lot? Seems like an AJAX app would be a much bigger drain than POP especially since the more often you check the fewer messages there are to return.
By saying 1000 connections an hour is not a lot I don't mean to imply it is not exceeding the number set by my host. I am saying that the number set by my host is arbitrary and unreasonable. I am exceeding the number set by my host (100). I exceed that just by checking my own email on each domain I host.