Weird problems with pop3d

Ken Murchison murch at
Wed Dec 7 20:34:45 EST 2005

Alexandre BOULANGER wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm using since 2 years a few Debian mail servers, now running Cyrus
> 2.1.18, both with imapd and pop3d activated.
> I have perdition as proxy for mapping user at domain logins to the format
> they're stocked into Cyrus, nothing more.
> I've got a major problem since 1 month now; sometimes POP3 users cannot
> retrieve their mail, but they could see it in our Webmail or with IMAP.
> This happens very randomly at some users.
> Looking deeper at it, it seems that the content of some messages make
> the pop3d process to hang, and keep the mailbox locked; to unlock it I
> have to kill the POP3 process, delete the mail with IMAP and expunge the
> mailbox.

If you have a sample message which causes the problem, I will look into it.

Kenneth Murchison
Systems Programmer
Carnegie Mellon University

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