POP3 locking. Is there a way to reduce this "issue"?

Vincent Fox vbfox at ucdavis.edu
Tue May 19 00:02:56 EDT 2009

Jose Perez wrote:
> Some people could just say "don't use POP3 anymore, use IMAP" right?


> Ok, I'd say the same as a sysadmin but you know exactly that this
> isn't always possible is some organizations for others reasons not
> technical.
> What I would like to know is:
> Are there some tips/tricks/configuration/magic/tutorial/howto/recommendation/etc
> that we can follow to reduce this POP3 locking in some users? I'm
> having this more frequently with users that get e-mail trough
> Blackberry according to mail logs.

Our University HelpDesk sporadically gets calls from users who have
left POP running on multiple systems and naturally gets into lock problems.
This is a good time to convert that user to IMAP not fight with antique 

AFAICR the Blackberry devices are capable of IMAP.

This is not a problem specific to Cyrus, this is basic to POP.

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