POP3 Configuration

Consult pop3server.xml in GIT to get some examples and hints.

The POP3 service is controlled by a configuration block in the pop3server.xml. The pop3server tag defines the boundaries of the configuration block. It encloses all the relevant configuration for the POP3 server. The behavior of the POP service is controlled by the attributes and children of this tag.

This tag has an optional boolean attribute - enabled - that defines whether the service is active or not. The value defaults to "true" if not present.

The standard children of the pop3server tag are:

Configure this to bind to a specific inetaddress. This is an optional integer value. This value is the port on which this POP3 server is configured to listen. If the tag or value is absent then the service will bind to all network interfaces for the machine If the tag or value is omitted, the value will default to the standard POP3 port, 11 port 995 is the well-known/IANA registered port for POP3S ie over SSL/TLS port 110 is the well-known/IANA registered port for Standard POP3
Set to true to support STARTTLS or SSL for the Socket. To use this you need to copy sunjce_provider.jar to /path/james/lib directory. To create a new keystore execute: keytool -genkey -alias james -keyalg RSA -storetype PKCS12 -keystore /path/to/james/conf/keystore
Please note that each POP3 server exposed on different port can specify its own keystore, independently from any other TLS based protocols.
This is the name used by the server to identify itself in the POP3 protocol. If autodetect is TRUE, the server will discover its own host name and use that in the protocol. If discovery fails, the value of 'localhost' is used. If autodetect is FALSE, James will use the specified value.
Connection timeout in secconds
Set the maximum simultaneous incoming connections for this service
Set the maximum simultaneous incoming connections per IP for this service
This loads the core CommandHandlers. Only remove this if you really know what you are doing
Set the maximum count of boss threads. Boss threads are responsible for accepting incoming POP3 connections and initializing associated resources. Optional integer, by default, boss threads are not used and this responsibility is being dealt with by IO threads
Set the maximum count of IO threads. IO threads are responsible for receiving incoming POP3 messages and framing them (split line by line). IO threads also take care of compression and SSL encryption. Their tasks are short-lived and non-blocking. Optional integer, defaults to 2 times the count of CPUs.
Set the maximum count of worker threads. Worker threads takes care of potentially blocking tasks like executing POP3 requests. Optional integer, defaults to 16.