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Old 08-05-2004, 01:45 PM   #1
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Question what is a good pop server for RedHat 9?


I am running RedHat 9 and am running postfix as my SMTP agent. Does anyone know of a good pop server to run on RedHat?

Also, when postfix delivers it uses the qmail delivery style (Maildir/new, Maildir/cur, Maildir/tmp) are there any configuration changes I would have to make with this pop server for it to recognize new messages?
 
Old 08-05-2004, 03:49 PM   #2
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I think that you'll need to specify the facilities you need to get an answer to this. The UW POP server that comes with Red Hat works works reasonably well for standard requirements (I haven't used it with maildir, though).
 
Old 08-05-2004, 04:10 PM   #3
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I don't know what you mean the facilities.

I really just want to be able to pop my email off of my server since it is hosted by a company in another state. I would be perfectly satisfied using the UW POP server that comes with Red Hat.

Can you give me a brief explanation of how to set it up, like the name of the rpm or perhaps the location of the config file or the name Red Hat recognizes the service as?
 
Old 08-18-2004, 11:51 AM   #4
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Confusingly the you need to install the package: imap-2002.

UW POP is not a service, it's one the programs handled by the xinetd service. To activate it, edit /etc/xinetd.d/ipop3s (ipop3 for non-SSL mail) changing:

disable = yes

to read:

disable = no

There's no other configuration required for mbox spools, don't know about maildir.

Then restart the xinetd service:

/sbin/service xinetd restart

To check that it's live, list the active ports on your box:

netstat -tl

look for the pop entry.
 
Old 08-18-2004, 12:07 PM   #5
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Talking Than You Hob

The pop service is up and running. As far as working out my directory structure I will undo the MailDir changes I made to Postfix. Thanks a million for your help.
 
  


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