POP3 Problem

Drew Marshall drew at THEMARSHALLS.CO.UK
Tue Sep 13 11:06:02 IST 2005

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On Tue, September 13, 2005 09:46, Royer Christophe wrote:
> Hi everybody

> On the most used mailbox (with some .forward like userA, userB, and the
> mailbox itself for copy) some big attachment are coming back with the
> pop3 download.

Sounds like the POP download is being timed out before clearing down. I
have seen this with dial up users trying to pop large messages and the POP
server closing the connection before the message has completed it's
download. Remember that the client instructs the POP server to delete it's
content when it acknowledges safe receipt. Obviously if this doesn't
happen then your nice big message will be waiting for you when you POP

I would look at either increasing the timeout on the POP server, moving
the message to a FTP server so the client can access it from there (Or
indeed just deleting the message if they have it already!).


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