----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tom Collins" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>


> On Jul 28, 2004, at 7:49 PM, Andras Kende wrote:
> > I found a deserted email account with over 70.000 messages (few months
> > of spam)
> >  in my vpopmail 5.4.3 mail server on FreeBSD…
> >
> > If I try to pop3 these (Outlook, Outlook Express, Mozilla Thudnerbird)
> >
> > The problem is its responding like :
> >
> > Mail Sever … responded: unable to scan $HOME/Maildir
> >
> > Pop3 workaround is to not to have more than 1500 messages in the
> > Maildir…
> >
> > Same problem happened after a week vacation, had to keep moving
> > messages in and out of the maildir….
>
> This would be your pop3 server, not vpopmail.  For pop3 pickup,
> vpopmail is only responsible for authenticating the user.

Yep, and you will find the solution is to increase the memory softlimit on
the
POP3 supervise script.

Michael.

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