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Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2023 01:01:29 +0200
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: Running as daemon in Alpine


On Fri, Oct 20, 2023 at 10:43:27PM +0530, Sagar Acharya wrote:
> I want to run it as pop3 server in alpine as daemon.
> When I execute
> popa3d -D at start, it does not start in background. A +OK is thrown at stdout and the program runs in foreground.

That's because this functionality is not compiled in by default.  You
need to edit the POP_STANDALONE line in params.h changing the value from
0 to 1, and recompile:

 * Are we going to be a standalone server or start via an inetd clone?
#define POP_STANDALONE			0

> Also, I have applied Maildir patch, will it automatically be able to access mails under respective user ~/Maildir directories?

I think so.


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