minimum poptimeout value to high in case of client connection loss

Ken Murchison ken at
Thu Jun 24 08:14:33 EDT 2004

Carsten Hoeger wrote:

> Hi,
> 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.

Kenneth Murchison     Oceana Matrix Ltd.
Software Engineer     21 Princeton Place
716-662-8973 x26      Orchard Park, NY 14127
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