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Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2023 12:05:36 +0530
From: Sagar Acharya <>
Subject: Re: Running as daemon in Alpine

Thanks for the help solar,

Now it runs as daemon. Now, I get an issue authenticating users. I have a user foo,

When I do

telnet localhost:110
USER foo
PASS something
Connection closed by foreign host

Maildir exists and the password is right. What is happening?

On 21 October 2023 4:31:29 am IST, Solar Designer <> wrote:
>On Fri, Oct 20, 2023 at 10:43:27PM +0530, Sagar Acharya wrote:
>> I want to run it as pop3 server in alpine as daemon.
>> When I execute
>> popa3d -D at start, it does not start in background. A +OK is thrown at stdout and the program runs in foreground.
>That's because this functionality is not compiled in by default.  You
>need to edit the POP_STANDALONE line in params.h changing the value from
>0 to 1, and recompile:
> * Are we going to be a standalone server or start via an inetd clone?
> */
>#define POP_STANDALONE			0
>> Also, I have applied Maildir patch, will it automatically be able to access mails under respective user ~/Maildir directories?
>I think so.

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