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Old 12-28-2008
How can I edit the mailbox manually

I use gmail to POP my account because of the spamfilter. From time to time I receive an error message
"Connection timed out: There may be a problem with the settings you added. Ple..." after this I am no longer able to retrieve my mails because of the blocked session: "[IN-USE] /var/spool/mail/.xxx.xxx.pop lock busy! Is another session ac..."
I delete the account on gmail and wait a while (few hours) after which I reconfigure the client account. Sometimes it works for 200 mails than the same story again but most of the time I recieve the first message "Connection timed out: There may be a problem with the settings you added. Ple...".
I am the only user, it's a dedicated server. How can I edit the mailbox manually (for example through vi) so that I can look for corrupted lines, problems etc and how can I identify and kill the active session. I am familiarized with telnet, shell and some unix/linux commands and I have read some chapters about sendmail etc Smilie Thank you for your help in advance
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Old 12-28-2008
It looks more like you have session termination problems than anything else or that you are opening mail from multiple computers. If the former I would suggest that you simply remove /var/spool/mail/.xxx.xxx.pop (instead of recreating the account) and in the latter case I would suggest that you simply forward your mail to gmail instead of collecting it through pop or that you switch to another collection method such as a client with good spam filtering and use your mail server directly.

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