POPFile May Need Root


On most systems, for example Linux distros, you must be logged in as root (superuser) to install POPFile.


POPFile itself doesn't inherently require any special permissions, but many systems restrict access to ports below 1024 so a running instance of POPFile that uses port 110 for POP3 will require superuser to run.

To avoid the need for superuser, you can configure POPFile to listen for POP3 connections on a different higher port, like 1110, and correspondingly make the same change to your mail client.

howtos/mayneedroot.txt · Last modified: 2008/02/08 19:49 by

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