Mailbox is locked by POP server

Igor Belikov belikoviv at
Wed Jun 1 06:45:30 EDT 2005

Hello info-cyrus,

  We have clients that get his (or her) mail via dial-up connections.

  If dial-up session terminates abnormally (while getting mail) and
  client redial and try to continue get his mail - he receive error:

  Mailbox is locked by POP server

  I understand what is the problem: Cyrus don't see ending previous
  POP session and think that client still using mailbox, and don't
  allow him begin new session.

  But I have 3 questions:

  1. Is it possible to turn this behavior off? We have enough dial-up
  clients, and nobody of them using IMAP - only POP3.

  2. How long in time (after session terminates abnormally) presents
  flag that locks user mailbox? Or, in other words, how long Cyrus
  thinks that session is alive?

  3. How I can configure period of time from question 2?

  (please exuse me my poor Englis, I hope anybody understand me <g>)

Best regards,
 Igor                          mailto:belikoviv at

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