Langue: en

Version: November 2008 (ubuntu - 08/07/09)

Section: 8 (Commandes administrateur)


pop3d - the POP3 daemon


pop3d [OPTION...]


GNU pop3d -- the POP3 daemon
General options
Delete expired messages upon closing the mailbox
Expire read messages after the given number of days
Always require STLS before entering authentication phase
-u, --undelete
Undelete all messages on startup
Login delay control
Allowed delay between the two successive logins
Name of login statistics file
Bulletin control
Set the bulletin database file name
--bulletin-source=MBOX Set source mailbox to get bulletins from
Daemon configuration options
-d, --daemon[=NUMBER]
Runs in daemon mode with a maximum of NUMBER children
-i, --inetd
Run in inetd mode
-p, --port=PORT
Listen on specified port number
-P, --pidfile=FILE
Set PID file
-t, --timeout=NUMBER
Set idle timeout value to NUMBER seconds
-x, --transcript
Output session transcript via syslog
Authentication options
Set the list of modules to be used for authentication
Set list of modules to be used for authorization
Use STRING as PAM service name
Name of the database to connect to
Declare a name translation map for SQL fields in results of sql-getpwnam and sql-getpwuid queries
SQL query to retrieve a password from the database
SQL query to retrieve a passwd entry based on username
SQL query to retrieve a passwd entry based on UID
Name or IP of MySQL server to connect to
Type of SQL interface to use
SQL connection password
Type of password returned by --sql-getpass query. STRING is one of: plain, hash, scrambled
Port to use
SQL user name
Search for virtual passwd file in DIR
Encryption options
Specify trusted CAs file
Specify SSL certificate file
Specify SSL certificate key
Common options
--external-locker=PATH Set full path to the external locker program
Number of seconds after which the lock expires
Default locker flags (E=external, R=retry, T=time, P=pid)
Set the maximum number of times to retry acquiring the lockfile
Set timeout for acquiring the lockfile
-m, --mail-spool=URL
Use specified URL as a mailspool directory
Default mailbox type to use
Output logs to syslog FACILITY
Print license and exit
-?, --help
give this help list
give a short usage message
-V, --version
print program version

Mandatory or optional arguments to long options are also mandatory or optional for any corresponding short options.


Report bugs to <bug-mailutils@gnu.org>.


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