popminpoll problem

Ken Murchison ken at oceana.com
Mon Jan 31 11:37:46 EST 2005

Darren Joy wrote:

> On Tue, 25 Jan 2005, Kirsch, Mathew (Matt) wrote:
>>I suspect that popminpoll doesn't do what you think it does. See, the
>>computer can't possibly know that the person logging in is your problem user
>>until he's logged in, and then the damage is already done.
> I suspect you've misread the question ;)

I don't think so.  Matt is correct, the server can't refuse the 
connection until after the user has successfully authenticated.  To the 
client, it looks like authentication has failed (a failure to the PASS, 
APOP or AUTH commands), but internally to the server the authentication 
was successful and the user's INBOX header read (to get the last login 
time), which is why the server logs the authentication.

popminpoll works as expected on my 2.3 install.

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