[tpop3d-discuss] tpop3d and Lies try again message

Chris Lightfoot chris at ex-parrot.com
Tue, 18 Feb 2003 14:32:00 +0000

On Tue, Feb 18, 2003 at 03:04:05PM +0100, Arkadiusz Miskiewicz wrote:
> It would be good if ,,Lies! Try again!'' could be customized.
> I need something like that: I define few messages like:
> - Lies! Try again!
> - Your account is disabled. Contact +telnumber.
> sql query returns number of which message to display etc.
> Right now when account is disabled customers are reporting
> problem because they don't know that account has been disabled.

Hmm. That is an interesting point.

As it turns out, it wouldn't be trivial to organise this
within tpop3d. I wrote it according to the philosophy that
the `access denied' error message shouldn't give any
information about the status of the account, though I see
that this approach may not be seen as appropriate in all

Probably the best approach would be to add an
authentication failure message as a parameter to the
different authenticators. Then you could use
auth-other/auth-perl to do this. Thoughts?

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