A user can specify their maildrop location, type and associated APOP secret in the configuration file ~/.spop3d.

The file must be set to mode 0600 (-rw-------) or the server will not honour its content.

Maildrop specification consists of three parts, separated by white space characters:

MailDrop path type

Path should be specified in the same format as the -n option in solid-pop3d(8). Type should be mailbox or maildir.

APOP secret specification consists of the word APOPSecret followed by an encrypted secret. You shouldn't change this secret manually. Use pop_auth(1) to do this.

Both maildrop and APOP secret specifications may optionally be followed by a mailbox name. This allows, for instance, user+boxA and user+boxB to be used as login names to access different mailboxes, where + means value of UserMailDropDelimiter server setting (see spop3d.conf(5)).

The APOP secret associated with a particular maildrop should be followed with the same mailbox name (or lack thereof). If no secret is specified for a maildrop then the user's standard POP password should be used to authenticate instead.


MailDrop  	Mail/default	mailbox
APOPSecret	2345678901
MailDrop  	Mail/bugtraq	mailbox bugtraq
APOPSecret	0123456789	bugtraq
MailDrop  	Mail/private	mailbox private
APOPSecret	9876543210	private

To set the APOP secret for the above maildrops use the following pop_auth(1) commands:

pop_auth bugtraq
pop_auth private



User configuration file.

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Jerzy Balamut <[email protected]>