minimum poptimeout value to high in case of client connection loss

Carsten Hoeger choeger at
Thu Jun 24 08:52:33 EDT 2004

On Thu, Jun 24, Ken Murchison wrote:

> >on a setup with lots of roaming users, the following happens frequently:
> >
> >- users are logging in using pop3
> >- users connection breaks down or
> >  users client breaks down (so the tcp session is not terminated)
> >- user tries to login again
> >- mailbox of user is locked for poptimeout minutes
> >
> >10 minutes is a very long time to wait to be able to access mail again.
> >Is there a specific reason, why this minimum is that high?
> RFC 1939 Section 3 (last paragraph).  As far as the server is concerned, 
> the client is still connected, so the autologout timer is stillin effect.

Okay, I see...
Better do not use POP3...

With best regards,

Carsten Hoeger
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