[tpop3d-discuss] serious problem with STAT response
arekm at pld-linux.org
Fri, 29 Aug 2003 16:33:11 +0200
I've recently switched into tpop3d 1.5.1 on our production server to get TL=
working (and it's working well) but there is another problem. Outlook clien=
doesn't fetch any mail!
POP3: 16:06:22 [tx] USER xyz
POP3: 16:06:22 [rx] +OK
POP3: 16:06:22 [tx] PASS **********
POP3: 16:06:22 [rx] +OK Tell me your password.
POP3: 16:06:22 [tx] STAT
POP3: 16:06:23 [rx] +OK Welcome aboard! You have 70 messages.
POP3: 16:06:23 [tx] QUIT
On other pop3 server it looks like:
POP3: 16:04:30 [tx] USER xyz
POP3: 16:04:30 [rx] +OK
POP3: 16:04:30 [tx] PASS *********
POP3: 16:04:30 [rx] +OK=20
POP3: 16:04:30 [tx] STAT
POP3: 16:04:31 [rx] +OK 25 136567
POP3: 16:04:31 [tx] LIST
POP3: 16:04:31 [rx] +OK=20
POP3: 16:04:31 [rx] 1 2887
POP3: 16:04:31 [rx] 2 2633
In order to simplify parsing, all POP3 servers are
required to use a certain format for drop listings. The
positive response consists of "+OK" followed by a single
space, the number of messages in the maildrop, a single
space, and the size of the maildrop in octets. This memo
makes no requirement on what follows the maildrop size.
Minimal implementations should just end that line of the
response with a CRLF pair. More advanced implementations
may include other information.
NOTE: This memo STRONGLY discourages implementations
from supplying additional information in the drop
listing. Other, optional, facilities are discussed
later on which permit the client to parse the messages
in the maildrop.
+OK nn mm
S: +OK 2 320
So it could be
+OK 70 1200 Welcome aboard! You have 70 messages.
but not as it is right now.
Ugh, that's serious bug unfortunately :-)
Arkadiusz Mi=B6kiewicz CS at FoE, Wroclaw University of Technology
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