And the hits just keep on coming.....
Since I'm able to access both the pop and smtp servers remotely from a Windows 7 command prompt but only the smtp server in Outlook (the pop server barfs) I though I'd install Thunderbird to see if it's something specific to Outlook.
And it would appear to be so.
Thunderbird connects just fine (though it did cough up a warning about the self-signed certificates) but Outlook just will NOT connect to the POP server.
Someone has to have encounted this....