Supporting Messaging Clients

Monitor Performance

Specific performance monitors are available for POP3. They are set in System Monitor supplied by Windows 2000. With System Monitor, you can collect and view extensive data about the usage of hardware resources and the activity of POP3 virtual servers on computers you administer. For more information, see the documentation provided with System Monitor.

To set POP3 performance counters:

  1. Start Performance
    on the Start menu, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Performance.
  2. Right-click the details pane, and then click Add Counters.
  3. To select the computer running the POP3 virtual server, click Use local computer counters or Select counters from computer, and then select the server.
  4. In Performance Object, select MSExchangePOP3.
  5. To monitor all counters, click All counters. To monitor specific counters, click Select counters from list, and then click the counter name. To read a description of the counter, click Explain.