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Re: qpopper authentication problem

Try to delete the temporary mail drop vince.pop


----- Original Message -----
From: "Vince Hoffman" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2002 3:25 PM
Subject: qpopper authentication problem

> I seem to have developed a problem with qpopper and thought i'd
> bother the list before i tried Pierre Humblet,
> it could be a qpopper specific question in which case feel free to tell me
> where to go, er point me in the right direction ;)
> I have it running from inetd with inetd as a service (running as SYSTEM),
> (this works for ftpd and telnetd so i'm happy with my inetd setup.) the
> inetd.conf entry is
> pop3   stream   tcp   nowait   root   /usr/local/sbin/popper popper -p 2
> (-p 2 allows plain text passwords)
> permissions on /var/mail are as follows
> drwxrwxr-x    2 SYSTEM   mail            0 Sep  3 22:48 mail
> $ uname -a
> CYGWIN_NT-5.0 JHARY 1.3.12(0.54/3/2) 2002-07-06 02:16 i686 unknown
> (mail group exits for exim which is working fine :)
> the error i get from my pop client is
> "There was a problem logging onto your mail server. Your Password was
> rejected. Account: '', Server: '',
> Protocol: POP3, Server Response: '-ERR [SYS/PERM] Temporary drop
> /var/mail/.vince.pop not owned by vince.', Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No,
> Server Error: 0x800CCC90, Error Number: 0x800CCC92"
> client is outlook express 5, yes i know i should get a real one but it
> to work.
> this was working until recently when i must have changed something, sadly
> have no idea what. all i can think i did was the usual upgrades of
> cygwin software.
> any ideas ?
> as an aside since i see exim is now available from the installer (must
> missed the anouncement.) i came across a replacement for the bsd mail
> program here that will compile
> nicely with only minor adjustments due to windows dislike of 'special'
> filenames (rename aux.c to aux1.c and a s/aux.c/aux1.c across the source
> although this must be done on a linux/unix box due to the aforementioned
> filename issue ) if you make a symlink from exim to sendmail (messy but we
> arent getting sendmail soon are we ?)
> and i'd just like to add, many thanks to all the cygwin developers for
> helping make windows more bearable.
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