POP3 printing with the mobile wireless printer

Article ID: 12918070

Issue / Question

Printing a label sending data with an email using the POP3 protocol.

Applicable To

All the printers excluding ZQ120 and ZQ220

Resolution / Answer

By configuring the POP3 settings on the printer, it is possible to print a label by sending the code of the label using (ZPL, EPL, or CPCL language) in the body of an email. The only condition is to send the email in text format, not HTML format.

Below are the commands to configure the printer for POP3 printing: 
You can customize the server IP address, username, and password.

! U1 setvar "ip.pop3.enable" "on" 
! U1 setvar "ip.pop3.server_address" "" 
! U1 setvar "ip.pop3.username" "printer1@zebra.com"
! U1 setvar "ip.pop3.password" "password"
! U1 setvar "ip.pop3.print_headers" "off” 
! U1 setvar "ip.pop3.print_body" "on"
! U1 setvar "ip.pop3.verbose_headers" "off"
! U1 setvar "ip.pop3.save_attachments" "off" 

NOTE For security purposes, once the password is configured, if you send a getvar command (! U1 getvar "ip.pop3.password") to the printer to get the password, you will receive a "*" as a response.

In the example below, the email body contains CPCL. The printer was not set up to print the email header information. 


NOTE If desired, you can set up the printer to print the headers received in the email. However, this data will be formatted as LINE PRINT MODE

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