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Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2023 20:46:43 +0530
From: Sagar Acharya <>
To:, Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: Running as daemon in Alpine

Thanks a ton, solar.

Perfect. It runs now!

I presumed the Maildir patch should've done that, but ok.

popa3d is fantastic software. I would update some documentation and package of it on alpine!

Thanking you
Sagar Acharya

On 21 October 2023 7:59:53 pm IST, Solar Designer <> wrote:
>On Sat, Oct 21, 2023 at 02:42:57PM +0530, Sagar Acharya wrote:
>> Logs show,
>> authentication passed
>> Failed or refused to load /var/mail/foo
>> But there is no foo in /var/mail
>> I was expecting it to load mails from /home/foo/Maildir
>Looking at the code (popa3d-1.0.3 and popa3d-0.5.9-maildir-2.diff), I
>see that the "Failed or refused to load" message with the mailbox path
>can also appear when the actual load attempt was of a Maildir and not
>mailbox.  However, I also see that with that patch's default settings
>it'd be trying to load the Maildir from under /var/mail.
>I think you need to change two settings in params.h:
>1. Undefine MAIL_SPOOL_PATH, such as by replacing this line:
>#define MAIL_SPOOL_PATH			"/var/mail"
>2. Change the mailbox file/directory name by editing this line:
>#define HOME_MAILBOX_NAME		"Mailbox"
>to be:
>#define HOME_MAILBOX_NAME		"Maildir"
>Does this help?

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