Introduction to Qpopper

The Qpopper package contains a POP3 mail server.

Package Information

Qpopper Dependencies




OpenSSL-0.9.7g, GDBM-1.8.3, Linux-PAM-0.80, and MIT krb5-1.4.1 or Heimdal-0.7

Installation of Qpopper

Install Qpopper with the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&

Now, as the root user:

make install

Configuring Qpopper

Configuration Information

Update the Syslog configuration file and force the syslogd daemon to reread the new file so that Qpopper events are logged:

echo "local0.notice;local0.debug /var/log/POP.log" >> \
    /etc/syslog.conf &&
killall -HUP syslogd

If you use inetd, the following command will add the Qpopper entry to /etc/inetd.conf:

echo "pop3 stream tcp nowait root /usr/sbin/popper popper" >> \
    /etc/inetd.conf &&
killall inetd || inetd

Issue a killall -HUP inetd to reread the changed inetd.conf file.

If you use xinetd, the following command will create the Qpopper file as /etc/xinetd.d/pop3:

cat >> /etc/xinetd.d/pop3 << "EOF"
# Begin /etc/xinetd.d/pop3

service pop3
    port            = 110
    socket_type     = stream
    protocol        = tcp
    wait            = no
    user            = root
    server          = /usr/sbin/popper

# End /etc/xinetd.d/pop3

Issue a killall -HUP xinetd to reread the changed xinetd.conf file.


Installed Program: popper
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: None

Short Descriptions


is the POP3 server daemon.

Last updated on 2005-08-01 13:29:19 -0600