[Gllug] POP3 server

Stephen Harker steve at pauken.co.uk
Wed Nov 28 16:45:56 UTC 2001

On Wednesday 28 November 2001 15:03, you wrote:
> I know this is nto directly linux related, but i should imagine
> the program(s) would be the same on bsd, what im trying to do is
> to give my friends their own pop3 mailbox on my server, which i
> have done, by making accounts for them on the server itself, but
> as they will never need to login to the shell, i dont
> particularly want to have all these accounts, so i was wondering,
> is there a pop3 server program that i can run, where i can just
> create pop3 mailbox accounts only? so say i have user "fred" i
> dont want to give him a full account on my box, i just want him
> to have a pop3 account.

The way to do it is to create their accounts as you have done so that 
they can access their pop3 email but then change their default shell 
to something like /bin/true instead of /bin/bash. That way, an 
attempt to telnet or ssh to the box will be refused but they can 
still be authenticated by the pop server.
Stephen Harker
steve at pauken.co.uk, http://www.pauken.co.uk
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