Pop3d user lookup problems. (Imapd works great)

Mycrom mycrom at mycrom.net
Tue Nov 25 08:31:31 EST 2003

I don¹t believe it (It shouldn't) opens the mailbox until you have been
authenticated. In my case the pop server refuses on the user lookup before
being asked the password. The pop process should have never reached a point
to open the INBOX for processing. Imap I was able to log in fine and open
the INBOX. I have not stopped to dig into source but I suspect the pop
either has allowed user character parsing or is separating the user from
domain and attempting to just look up the user. If I use a user of just
"cyrus" pop logs in fine it seems. Not a shock as I was using the wrong
version for virtual domains.

Thanks guys for the help and currently packaging a 2.2 rpm for testing.


> From: Ken Murchison <ken at oceana.com>
> Organization: Oceana Matrix Ltd.
> Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2003 08:18:38 -0500
> To: Mycrom <mycrom at mycrom.net>
> Cc: Simon Matter <simon.matter at ch.sauter-bc.com>, Igor Brezac
> <igor at ipass.net>, Craig Ringer <craig at postnewspapers.com.au>,
> info-cyrus at lists.andrew.cmu.edu
> Subject: Re: Pop3d user lookup problems. (Imapd works great)
> Mycrom wrote:
>> Well running the wrong version would do it. Interesting that Imap worked
>> fine. Imap must have been using it as one string while pop was attempting to
>> separate. Off to upgrade I go...
> No, the difference is that authentication and selecting a mailbox in
> IMAP are two separate operations.  In POP3 there happen at the same time
> (since there is only one mailbox).  My guess is that authentication is
> working, but opening the mailbox is what is failing.
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