Stumped getting qpopper to work

Robert R. Russell rrbrussell at
Mon Feb 9 20:24:37 PST 2004

Daniel Freedman wrote:
> On Sun, 08 Feb 2004 18:32:39 -0500, Billy O'Connor
> <billyoc at> wrote:
>>>I started out with that - I couldn't get it to work, and now I think
>>>I'm getting tied in all sorts of knots with it.... :-(
>>The blfs instructions for qpopper are all I've ever used and they're
>>what I'm still using.
> Sussed it - I added a line
> 	only_from =
> to my xinetd.conf and I can now telnet into it. Quite why I needed to
> do this I'm not sure, but looking at the man page for xinetd pointed
> me in the right direction. Only took me 12 hours to fix it as well....
> Dan

This is a completely wild guess but i think that might be a security issue.

In an earlier post you mentioned that the Linux box would run virus scan 
the incoming emails, what software are you using to do this.

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