Langue: en

Version: OCTOBER 1999 (debian - 07/07/09)

Section: 5 (Format de fichier)


dot-spop3d - user configuration data for The Solid POP3 Server.


A user can specify their maildrop location, type and associated APOP secret in the configuration file ~/.spop3d.

The file must be set to mode 0600 (-rw-------) or the server will not honour its content.

Maildrop specification consists of three parts, separated by white space characters:

MailDrop path type

Path should be specified in the same format as the -n option in solid-pop3d(8). Type should be mailbox or maildir.

APOP secret specification consists of the word APOPSecret followed by an encrypted secret. You shouldn't change this secret manually. Use pop_auth(1) to do this.

Both maildrop and APOP secret specifications may optionally be followed by a mailbox name. This allows, for instance, user+boxA and user+boxB to be used as login names to access different mailboxes, where + means value of UserMailDropDelimiter server setting (see spop3d.conf(5)).

The APOP secret associated with a particular maildrop should be followed with the same mailbox name (or lack thereof). If no secret is specified for a maildrop then the user's standard POP password should be used to authenticate instead.


 MailDrop        Mail/default    mailbox
 APOPSecret      2345678901
 MailDrop        Mail/bugtraq    mailbox bugtraq
 APOPSecret      0123456789      bugtraq
 MailDrop        Mail/private    mailbox private
 APOPSecret      9876543210      private

To set the APOP secret for the above maildrops use the following pop_auth(1) commands:

 pop_auth bugtraq
 pop_auth private


User configuration file.


solid-pop3d(8), pop_auth(1), spop3d.conf(5),


Jerzy Balamut <>