As you probably know, Outlook doesn’t offer a mechanism to schedule Internet mail downloads for a particular time every day — like just before you get into the office. A locally installed POP server solves this problem, because it does support scheduled connections. It downloads the mail to my server’s hard drive — usually faster than Outlook in Corporate can do it — where the mail awaits your initial login.
POP or IMAP /SMTP Servers
If you run TCP/IP on your network, you can install a free or inexpensive POP/SMTP (or IMAP/SMTP) server, often combined with a proxy server.
WorkgroupMail, listed below, operates as a POP/SMTP server.
The programs listed below do not require Microsoft Exchange Server.
Provides database connectivity to Outlook and Exchange, allowing easy access to contact, calendar and customer information stored in your database. Tasks can also be created in Outlook based on events in your database. Ability to Synchronize both ways means information can be updated or backed-up quickly. Offers complete flexibility by allowing connectivity to any standard database through ODBC. Microsoft Outlook 2002/2003/2007/2010/2013
Workgroup mail server with integrated Internet connection. Can work with POP3/SMTP clients or operate as a MAPI transport for Outlook/Exchange/Windows Messaging. Version 6.0 is POP only, without the MAPI transport, and includes a content filter so you can block unwanted attachments.