Remote Printing – E-mail – Part 3 Printer POP3

(Unfortunately this is the second time I’m writing this as I trashed my database to correct an apostrophe problem before thinking about the post I’d just written…)

I’ve just switched hosts this week and was updating various settings in my network when I logged into the Kyocera Command Center and came across a page that I’ve probably seen before, but never understood what it could do. The Kyocera printer can listen to up to three POP3 addresses on a scheduled basis and print those emails out! Basically it does everything I’d written in Part 1 – for free and without me having to write/maintain/run it… So far though, I’ve only gotten it to print the attachments on emails – but that’s what I want it for.

Configuring Kyocera Printer POP3

Open Advanced -> POP3 -> User 1(, 2 or 3)

Edit the User page accordingly – ask your Host/ISP if you are unsure of any settings

advanced-pop3-user1

When complete, click Test to make sure the settings are working.  If they are you’ll see the following

pop3-test

Click “Back to the previous page” and Submit the page to save the settings.

Next, click on the General tab…

general-tab

and fill in the page with appropriate values

advanced-pop3

Submit the changes to save them

To test everything is configured correctly and that the printer is listening, send an email containing a single page PDF to the address specified on the User page.

The PDF should be printed – might take a few minutes depending  on the interval value you’ve specified.

Voilà!

  • makem16

    hello, your blog was really informative. I followed all the steps but I am using Exchange rather than going through an ISP. Instead of the PDF getting printed i get a single page with text stating “This file was skipped” and the name and size of the document

    Any sugesstions? I changed the emulation of the machine between KPDL and PCXL but no luck

    Thanks

  • Victoria

    Hi,

    I haven’t got my printer infront of me right now, but just to check, is the pdf a normal pdf (not adobe image for example), and presumably it isn’t secured in any way?

    Thanks

  • Victoria

    I’ve had a look at the settings on my printer, but there’s nothing obvious and I didn’t have to do anything special (all instructions were in post). These are the settings in the printer system page:
    printer-system

    Other than that – no idea

    (One thing I have found out about Kyocere printers is the errors can be cryptic and difficult to determine what’s gone wrong / what to change…)