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Re: Exim + POP3 + quota problems

On Mon, Mar 18, 2002 at 12:51:55PM -0500, Loren Jordan wrote:
> If you are able to re compile Qpopper, you can change the location of the 
> <user>.lock file as a compile option, just put it some where there is no 
> quota checking.  You will also need to adjust the configuration of your MDA 
> to watch for lock files in that new location.

MDA or MTA, but also MUA...

> I ran into this same problem 
> a couple of years ago (when I worked at Qualcomm :).  I was also constantly 
> having to repair the users mbox files because of corruptions in the headers 
> that would cause Qpopper to die.

You mean when it didn't use right lockfiles?

> There are a lot of compile time options that you can adjust and if you just 
> have to keep using it, do re-compile with the "server mode" enabled.  I 
> forget the exact name of that option but it keeps the users spool file 
> copies to only 1 per session.  This change alone brought the load on our 
> mail servers down to less than 1.0.

Right, but the manpage says I shouldn't use that mode if users also read
mail using MUAs.

> I would recommend going with something like qmail (I like it more than 
> anything else I have used) or any other pop server that supports 
> Maildir.

Actually I have to deal with qmail on another machine, and I prefer
exim...  and it supports Maildir delivery as well, so I think I'll just
try to switch to it.

Marcin Owsiany <porridge@debian.org>             http://marcin.owsiany.pl/
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