i've hit this problem only a couple of times, and don't know the solution. i'm running vpopmail 5.3.8. this happened a couple of times with the previous true release version as well. i was able to get that one person going again, but unfortunately i don't remember how i did it!
root-klaatu % telnet pop.vistabroadband.com pop3 Trying 18.104.22.168... Connected to pop.vistabroadband.com. Escape character is '^]'. +OK <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> user [EMAIL PROTECTED] +OK pass xxxxxx -ERR unable to scan $HOME/Maildir Connection closed by foreign host. root-klaatu % this only seems to happen when there are several thousand messages in the email account. however, the user is well within quota. thoughts? Paul Theodoropoulos http://www.anastrophe.com Help Cure Alzheimer's with your PC's spare time: http://folding.stanford.edu