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Wrote a fake POP3 server the other day, as part of a project here at my ISP. The idea is that if you haven't paid your bill, the radius server notices this and gives you a special IP address. Then our Layer-4 switch routes all your POP traffic to my fake server, where there is only one message, saying 'pay your bill!'. Similar with port 80 (http), and the rest goes nowhere.

It works fine for me through telnet, netscape, fetchmail, etc., but Outlook Express and Outlook both hang after RETR 1. Driving me nuts.

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