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Re: Bug#283751: ITP: fakepop -- fake pop3 server to warn users that only pop3-ssl is available

pzn writes:
>Package: wnpp
>Severity: wishlist
>* Package name    : fakepop
>  Version         : 7
>  Upstream Author : Pedro Zorzenon Neto <pzn@debian.org>
>* URL             : http://vztech.com.br/software/fakepop/
>* License         : GPL
>  Description     : fake pop3 server to warn users that only pop3-ssl is available
>fakepop is a fake pop3 daemon. It returns always the same messages to
>all users, it does not care about usernames and passwords. All user/pass
>combinations are accepted.
>Why use fakepop: the main purpose of fakepop is to advice users that
>your server only accepts pop3-ssl and they have wrongly configured pop3
>without ssl. You can customize messages in /etc/fakepop/ directory to
>teach your users how they should configure their mail clients to use
>pop3-ssl instead of pop3 

So, let me get this straight - fakepop will allow people to log in
(using their username and password) in the clear and THEN tell them
that they should have used POP over SSL instead. Quite how is this
better than "connection refused"?

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
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