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Creating Pop email Accounts

 



runit
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Nov 21, 2001, 12:44 PM

Post #1 of 3 (1162 views)
Creating Pop email Accounts Can't Post

Hi!
Could anyone tell me if it is possible to enable visitors to create pop email accounts for themselves (like yahoo or hotmail) on virtual linux server without root access?

Maybe you could suggest a way or a module that would do this job?

Thanks a lot in advance.



Kanji
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Nov 21, 2001, 5:11 PM

Post #2 of 3 (1158 views)
Re: Creating Pop email Accounts [In reply to] Can't Post

Without knowing more I'd say it's highly impractical as non-root users cannot bind to any port below 1024 and you'd need access to ports 25 and 110 to receive and read email.

You might be able to employ a workaround if there's a SMTP daemon already running that adds Delivered-To headers to incoming email (ie, Postfix or Qmail) or if you can convince someone who does have root to redirect port 25 to a port you can use, but otherwise you're out of luck.

--k.


runit
stranger

Nov 22, 2001, 12:12 PM

Post #3 of 3 (1152 views)
Re: Creating Pop email Accounts [In reply to] Can't Post

Hi Kanji,

I guess I would have to think about moving to the dedicated server in this case...

Thanks for your help!


 
 


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