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--- ./params.h.orig 2005-05-26 08:35:15.000000000 -0700
+++ ./params.h 2005-07-13 22:36:31.000000000 -0700
@@ -13,7 +13,7 @@
* Are we going to be a standalone server or start via an inetd clone?
-#define POP_STANDALONE 0
+#define POP_STANDALONE 1
@@ -103,13 +103,13 @@
* A pseudo-user to run as before authentication. The user and its UID
* must not be used for any other purpose.
-#define POP_USER POP_SERVER
+#define POP_USER "pop"
* An empty directory to chroot to before authentication. The directory
* and its parent directories must not be writable by anyone but root.
-#define POP_CHROOT "/var/empty"
+#define POP_CHROOT "/var/spool/pop"
* Sessions will be closed if idle for longer than POP_TIMEOUT seconds.
@@ -191,7 +191,7 @@
* #undef this for qmail-style $HOME/Mailbox mailboxes.
-#define MAIL_SPOOL_PATH "/var/mail"
+#define MAIL_SPOOL_PATH "/var/spool/mail"
I've always used a stock slackware system. After I patch and make popa3d I just usually copy the popa3d to /usr/local/bin and add a new popa3d line to inetd.conf. I like to keep the slackware existing popa3d intact just for backup.
pop3 stream tcp nowait root /usr/sbin/tcpd /usr/local/bin/popa3d
tx for the fast reply.
I'm using sendmali (to receive/send) and procmail to deliver to the Maildir.
params.h and Makefile of yours look similar, eventhough I made all the changes of the slackware.diff in Makefile and have a slash in the end of Maildir/.
However, if you're using qmail ... do you use popa3d at all? I thought qmail is doing the POP3 too.
ANYHOW, as usual ... once posted ... I found out more by myself ... still - not there, yet!
In my case, I got rid of a lot of problems by chown and chgrp USER the (mbox or) Maildir (and containing directories new, cur and tmp).
One question remains ... how do I get procmail to a) create and b) write Directories and Mail files as Owned and Grouped by USER .... hmmm ... guess I have to dig a bit deeper into procmail...