[tpop3d-discuss] New features ?

Yann GROSSEL olrick at phear.org
Mon, 2 Dec 2002 13:41:38 +0100

Hello people,

I was wondering about some new features that I'd like to see
in tpop3d. Perhaps you can tell me what you think about them :

- support for Maildir++ folders and perhaps Maildir++ soft
  quotas ? (I think this maildir extension has been interoduced
  by the Courier suite, see
  Of course as the POP3 protocol doesn't support folders, the
  new feature would be used to allow access to *all* messages
  in a user mailbox using POP, instead of only giving access to
  messages in the INBOX folder.

- a setproctitle() a la sendmail to have tpop3d fork()ed children
  display as "tpop3d: login@domain.com logged from ppp1-2.isp.com"
  (for instance) when using 'ps' or 'top' commands.

- a new (optional of course) SQL query to log wrong (login, password)
  attempts. I'm working for an ISP and a lot of our customers call us because
  they have problems accessing their mailboxes. Currently I have to run
  (t)ethereal or tcpdump on our pop server to figure out what their problem
  is. A log of wrong attempts would be much simplier to examine.

If you think some of these features may be interesting, I'd be happy to work
on them - but unfortunately my schedule is overbooked for now so I can't
promise you anything soon :(