Ed J


Mail::POP3 -- a module implementing a full POP3 server


    use Mail::POP3;
    my $config_text = Mail::POP3->from_file($config_file);
    my $config = Mail::POP3->read_config($config_text);
    while (my $sock = $server_sock->accept) {
        my $server = Mail::POP3::Server->new(


Mail::POP3 and its associated classes work together as follows:

Mail::POP3::Daemon does the socket-accepting. Mail::POP3::Server does (most of) the network POP3 stuff. Mail::POP3::Security::User and Mail::POP3::Security::Connection do the checks on users and connections. Mail::POP3::Folder::* classes handles the mail folders.

This last characteristic means that diverse sources of information can be served up as though they are a POP3 mailbox by implementing a Mail::POP3::Folder subclass. An example is provided in Mail::POP3::Folder::webscrape, and included is a working configuration file that makes the server connect to Jobserve (as of Jan 2014) and provide a view of jobs as email messages in accordance with the username which provides a colon-separated set of terms: keywords (encoding spaces as +), location radius in miles, location (e.g. Berlin). E.g. the username perl:5:Berlin would search for jobs relating to Perl within 5 miles of Berlin.

Copyright (c) Mark Tiramani 1998-2001 - up to version 2.21. Copyright (c) Ed J 2001+ - version 3+. All rights reserved. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.


This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the Artistic License for more details.