Get POP3 User Account Statistics
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This example demonstrates how to get statistics for a POP3 user account. The two statistics provided are:



Additional Prerequisites


In order for this example to provide any interesting information, the user account you specify should have at least one email message on the POP server. An email can be sent to the account you specify with a different example, click here.


Prepared Example Files



The archive contains one file:



Batch File Contents


This is the content of the batch file:


NetMailBot.exe -receive -popstatistics -popserver localhost -popuser -poppassword secret






  1. Unzip the file. This will produce a directory called "GetStatistics". Open this directory.
  2. Open Notepad and edit the batch file "GetStatistics.bat". Change the values of the following parameters:


NOTE: The parameter -receive is required whenever using the POP3 parameters; this parameter puts NetMailBot into what might be called "POP3 mode" as opposed to "SMTP mode" which is for sending mails.


  1. Invoke the batch file by double-clicking the icon or straight from the command line.
  2. The statistics for the specified user account will be displayed as exemplified below:


-------***[ NetMailBot 4.0 Build 0 Started: 10/02/2003 21:19:01 ]***----

The log file, \log_pop.txt, has been created


Connecting to


Getting Statistics...

Total Messages: 3

Total Bytes:    46670



Total operation time: 297 ms


-------***[ NetMailBot Ended: 10/02/2003 21:19:02]***-------