Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

pop3d

Posted on 1997-08-16
3
207 Views
Last Modified: 2010-03-17
HELP! Why does pop3d running on RED-HAT 4.1 give me an error
telling me that my the folder /var/spool/mail/xxxxx is already
being read when my win95 client tries to get its mail across
my ethernet. ANY WORKING ANSWER GETS AN A

pop3d is version 1.005e
0
Comment
Question by:manic
  • 2
3 Comments
 

Accepted Solution

by:
lewiar earned 120 total points
ID: 1586137
I found MANY bugs with the default pop3 daemon, particularly related to temporary files.  Your problem MAY be due to a connection not being completed and then being retried without having been disconnected.....

As for the WORKING answer.... I upgraded to qpopper 2.2, (Qualcomm) which is also GNU....  No cost and I have had no problems with this server.... There is now a version 2.3 I believe.

Hope it helps.... Infact, the redhat contrib directory on sunsite has qpopper-2.3-1.rpm so you can upgrade without having to compile the source like I did!

J
0
 

Author Comment

by:manic
ID: 1586138
Your on the right lines -

I managed to work it out.
It needed a temporary directory called /tmp/.pop and
it couldn't create it.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:lewiar
ID: 1586139
If the server is heavily used check to make sure it cleans up its temporary files as the version I had before qpopper was very bad at this.
0

Featured Post

Master Your Team's Linux and Cloud Stack!

The average business loses $13.5M per year to ineffective training (per 1,000 employees). Keep ahead of the competition and combine in-person quality with online cost and flexibility by training with Linux Academy.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
OpenVPN running on Ubuntu 14.4 x64 5 96
Embeded Linux on Router 9 109
dns master and slave in linux 2 72
I am not sure how to read what this IP tables statement means 2 124
I have seen several blogs and forum entries elsewhere state that because NTFS volumes do not support linux ownership or permissions, they cannot be used for anonymous ftp upload through the vsftpd program.   IT can be done and here's how to get i…
Note: for this to work properly you need to use a Cross-Over network cable. 1. Connect both servers S1 and S2 on the second network slots respectively. Note that you can use the 1st slots but usually these would be occupied by the Service Provide…
This video shows how to quickly and easily add an email signature for all users on Exchange 2016. The resulting signature is applied on a server level by Exchange Online. The email signature template has been downloaded from: www.mail-signatures…
Established in 1997, Technology Architects has become one of the most reputable technology solutions companies in the country. TA have been providing businesses with cost effective state-of-the-art solutions and unparalleled service that is designed…

861 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question