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[Resolved] Insufficient room in "Configure External POP servers"

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While in transition from one ISP host to another, I'll be

wanting to POP emails down to my SpamCop.net

account in order to cleanse them of spam with your fine

service. However, I need several more lines in the table

listing my POP3 servers in order to cover all the email

accounts that I am passing through the SpamCop.net

server. That table is here:

https://webmail.spamcop.net/horde/imp/spamcop/popconfig.php

Is there a limit on the number of these POP3 servers,

or is it a simple matter to add a few lines to that table ?

Thanks,

George Langford

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More stuff for the FAQ / Wiki .. I don't recall this being defined, other then the total available lines ... My guess is that the data would probably feed into other places, some database tables, etc. However, as I don't know, I've asked those that do ...

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Is there a reason you would not forward your email to spamcop? It is more efficient in the time it takes for messages to get to you and spreads out the processing among all servers receiving emails.

Pop only happens a few times an hour and requires primarily the processing of spamcops POP server.

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Is there a reason you would not forward your email to spamcop? It is more efficient in the time it takes for messages to get to you and spreads out the processing among all servers receiving emails.

Pop only happens a few times an hour and requires primarily the processing of spamcops POP server.

Forwarding does the trick - this user resists using new features of S/W because

of the often bewildering ambiguity of it all. Indefinite antecedents and all that.

My new ISP's CPanel made the process of "adding a forwarder" childishly simple

once I bit the bullet and ventured forth. "Forward your email to a destination of

your choice" would have been far clearer. All it means is telling CPanel my SpamCop

email address.

Thanks !

George Langford

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Forwarding does the trick

<snip>

Hi, George,

...Thanks for returning here to let us know the good news.

...Based on your latest post, above, I am marking this Forum thread as "Resolved."

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On the other hand, I've never heard back from anyone about just what the limit is .. though the assumption that it's the amount of lines offered seems to be the logical choice.

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Hi, George,

...Thanks for returning here to let us know the good news.

...Based on your latest post, above, I am marking this Forum thread as "Resolved."

Not all is at it seems. The spam comes in so frequently now that I have

trouble getting it all reported before downloading to my PC's. In order

to back up my emails, I have resorted to downloading twice, once to each

of two PC's. It's very hard to synchronize, as new messages come in

while I'm downloading to the first PC (leaving the emails on the SpamCop

server) and I have to check again after downloading the first batch

before downloading (and emptying the SpamCop server) to the 2nd PC.

Inevitably, a few emails are missed on the 1st PC, whose backup role

is thereby somewhat compromised. I also end up with a few spams

that sneak by in the interim.

All this would be avoided if SpamCop could just devote a few bits of coding

for some extra lines in that table.

Remember, hard disk storage has gotten dramatically cheaper.

My ISP originally let me use 1.5 GB of disk storage ... which got upgraded

to 3 GB silently ... and which now stands at 600 GB for the same price

per month as I originally paid for 1/400th as much space. On that basis,

how much bandwidth is devoted to those bits of coding ?

amenex

George Langford

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So your backup was depending on the delay introduced by using POP to collect your email? The issue was always there, just more pronounced now. You could have been downloading just when the POP program was running and the same thing would have happened.

How about downloading email to a single PC and backing that up to the alternate PC? Every email application I know of can export messages.

The change is more than a few bits. More importantly, it is time to actually do the work, test that it works properly and does not break the existing system. The webmail system is only a small part of what JT (and I assume Trevor) are doing.

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