----- 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
POP3 supervise script.
Changed softlimit from 250000 to 2000000 and its all works great now.