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Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2003 16:45:57 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: custom popa3d setup (Re: Question)


I'm sure I'm not the only one on this list who would appreciate a more
informative message subject.  Please try to avoid generic ones like
"question" in the future.

On Mon, Sep 01, 2003 at 01:23:46PM +0200, Wallmander Jonathan wrote:
> each user has its mailbox files (spool) in /www/[user]/mail/spool
> and in there there is one file per account that the user can specify via a visual admin tool.
> Now, the pop3 server should read a file at a custom location that looks like this:
> user:pass:userid-to-setuid-to:path-to-mailfile
> could look like this:
> foo_bar:abc123:6000:/www/foo/mail/spool/foo_bar
> The reason for this:
> All mailbox files are owned by user id 6000 which is https - so that the files
> also can be manipulated directly by the web server for fast webmail.
> Also the files are in each user's account - one of the design-goals of my
> architecture - makes it easy to just make a tarball out of the user when
> moving to another server.
> My question is - can this be done with popa3d???

Yes, but it will require patching the code.  I may do it for you if
this work is paid for, in fact integration of popa3d "into an existing
mail server and mail user database setup" is offered right on the
popa3d web page.  Please see

Alexander Peslyak <>
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