[lug] pop3 can't open mailbox
stimits at idcomm.com
Sat Apr 21 20:15:54 MDT 2001
Hugh Brown wrote:
> It may be that you have a rogue pop process that has it open and won't let
If that is the case then lsof could list what is using the file at the
> So kill any ipop3d processes that you own, cp your mail spool out of the
> way. Remove the old one, cp the new one back to what the old one was and
> you should be good to go.
> generic at localhost% killall ipop3d
> generic at localhost% cp /var/spool/mail/generic /var/spool/mail/generic.new
> generic at localhost% rm /var/spool/mail/generic
> generic at localhost% cp /var/spool/mail/generic.new /var/spool/mail/generic
> "jason at matchingmoms.com"
> > This seemed to happen all of a sudden . . . my POP3 sessions worked before.
> > Any help appreciated!
> > generic ~$ telnet localhost 110
> > Trying 127.0.0.1...
> > Connected to localhost.
> > Escape character is '^]'.
> > +OK POP3 localhost v7.64 server ready
> > USER generic
> > +OK User name accepted, password please
> > PASS generic
> > -ERR Unable to open user's INBOX
> > Connection closed by foreign host.
> > generic ~$ ll /var/spool/mail
> > total 328
> > -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 539 Apr 10 02:04 BOGUS.friejas.6MTD
> > -rw------- 1 daemon daemon 313834 Apr 20 01:27 daemon
> > -rwxrwxrwx 1 friejas friejas 778 Apr 20 03:10 friejas
> > -rwxrwxrwx 1 generic users 670 Apr 20 03:18 generic
> > -rw------- 1 root root 2057 Apr 21 03:33 root
> > generic ~$
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