POP3 disable

Posted on 2006-06-05
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
Hi experts, I would like to set up a free service like Hotmail or others, and I have FC4 on my server with Openwebmail installed already.

 I would like that my users were able to check the mail only through webmail e not from POP3 and outlook express ot other mail programs, is there a way to disable POP3 service and enable the webmail only to check mail

Question by:rcinformatica
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    Expert Comment

    sure, just don't start (or even install) a pop3 daemon.

    there are a number of different pop3 daemons available,  but stopping them and/or turning them off is the same.

    first, find the name of any pop3 daemon you may have installed. lets say it's called popd

    service popd stop
    chkconfig popd off

    thats it!

    If you haven't installed a pop3 daemon, then you don't have to do anything.

    Author Comment

    Hi thanks for the answer,

    I have dovecot pop 3 installed, I tried to unistall it but then I am not receivinf any mail anymore
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    Accepted Solution

    hmm. if pop3 is required by your webmail program (this is possible) then maybe you just need to disable access to it to anything but localhost.

    you can do that in /etc/hosts.deny with a line like this

    pop3    ALL EXCEPT


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