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Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2006 09:54:45 -0500
From: "James R. Mirick" <>
Subject: Re: Suddenly, won't authenticate

(Sorry about the HTML, I assume this is now plain text?)

The mailbox size was only 150K, I reduced it to zero (just deleted the 
contents via the mail server's console) and it still fails. 

I'm using whatever version the Red Hat RPN is.

Solar Designer wrote:
> James,
> You managed to post your message as HTML only, making it unreadable in
> web-based archives of this mailing list and forcing me to convert it to
> text for the quotes in this response.  Please re-configure your
> Thunderbird to send messages as plain text.
> On Thu, Jul 13, 2006 at 08:43:04AM -0500, James R. Mirick wrote:
>> Jul 12 16:47:44 linux2600 popa3d[3369]: Failed or refused to load
>> /var/spool/mail/jrm
> This suggests that authentication succeeds, but popa3d either fails or
> refuses to process the mailbox.  The most common reason for this is the
> compile-time mailbox size limit that popa3d has in order to prevent a
> single huge mailbox from causing excessive load on the entire server.
> Since most people don't bother to read documentation to become aware of
> the limit and adjust it as necessary, I have raised the default all the
> way up to 2 GB for popa3d 1.0+.   Older versions of popa3d had the
> default at 100 MB and later at 200 MB.

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