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Date: Thu, 22 May 2003 10:38:57 +0000
From: "Hallgrimur H. Gunnarsson" <>
Subject: Re: Why "Didn't attempt authentication"?


Are you running popa3d standalone or with inetd? Make sure
you follow the INSTALL file.

Regarding /var/mail / /var/spool/mail, it is defined in params.h

-- hhg

On  0, Gösta Jonasson <> wrote:
> I've just installed Postfix and Popa3d on my server running Crux/Linux 2.4.20.
> I have a small question:
> I just get the error "Didn't attempt authentication" when I try to start
> popa3d, why? What goes wrong when popa3d tells me that?
> I looked at the code but I'm not an expert so I didn't understand what
> authentication popa3d mean.
> I have a "popa3d" user but maybe I made some mistake along the way.
> And where does popa3d find the mails? I mean
> some systems have it in /var/mail others in /var/spool/mail etc...
> Thanks a lot for ANY help!

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