HOWTO Use Stunnel with POPFile

Obtain and install Stunnel,

  • Create a config file for stunnel as per normal plus this:
    client=yes
    service=popmail
    
    [popmail]
    accept = 127.0.0.1:210
    connect = your.mail.server:995
    
  • Start stunnel, make sure it does not die. If you have problems add 'debug=7' to the above config file and fix any problems it reports.
  • Test it using telnet:
    telnet 127.0.0.1 210
    
  • You should get a welcome message from the pop server, if you get nothing or it dies, … trouble time. Go back and check your configuration over.
  • Start POPFile
  • Start your mail client, configure it's incoming POP3 mail server as 127.0.0.1 port 110
  • Configure your SSL email accounts as:
    Incoming Mail Server: 127.0.0.1
    Username: 127.0.0.1:210:username 
    More Settings>Advanced: Incoming Server: 110
    
  • Try retrieving mail. If it doesn't work, go back and re-check your configuration.
 
howtos/stunnel.txt · Last modified: 2008/02/08 19:49 (external edit)

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