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hi,
Ho do you configure linux to operate as a POP mail server? and where do you add user accounts?
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Since you arent telling which distro you use i cant give you details.

but

1. Install a pop demon
2. edit /etc/service and /etc/inetd.conf to include the pop-server
3. Restart inetd (killall -HUP inetd)

Done.
TO add users, just add a user with adduser, if you dont want them to be able to actually log on, set the shell to a bogus shell.

If you gave me more details to your distro i could prolly give you distro specific instructions.
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by:timdesomere
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I'm using Corellinux
what do you mean by installing a pop-demon; isn't that included (qmail?)
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by:j2
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qmail is (as far as i know) only a MDA, i think you would need qmail-pop3d to handle mail.

I personalyl stick to sendmail + ipop3d but for qmail config http://cr.yp.to/qmail/faq.html is a pretty good place to start.
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by:gabyra
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As Pop3 server i can suggest u
qpopper
it's suppopt also mailservers as
exim ,q-mail ,sendmail
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