a small POP3-server in bash
Inspired by a tweet about an HTTP-server in bash, I remembered a pop3-server in bash, I saw a few years ago. I couldn't find it anymore, so I reimplemented it myself :-)
It's very basic, but seems to work.
I only checked it with Thunderbird.
Download the file pop3d below, put it somewhere (e.g /tmp), install fortunes and initd.
put this line in your /etc/inetd.conf
pop3 stream tcp nowait nobody /tmp/pop3d pop3d
now pop your localhost and have fun!