May 26, 2018
Secure, performance, tiny POP3 daemon
the popa3d goals
Is a POP3 daemon by Solar Designer.
Well, the goals themselves are obvious; they’re probably the same for most other POP3 servers as well. It’s their priority that differs. For popa3d, the goals are
- Security to the extent that is possible with POP3 at all, of course.
- Reliability again, as limited by the mailbox format and the protocol.
- RFC compliance slightly relaxed to work with real-world POP3 clients.
- Performance limited by the more important goals, above.
This port is installed to be run from inetd, which is sufficient for normal usage. However, it is possible to build a stand-alone version, should you need better performance.