/usr/local/etc/pop3lite.conf contains the configuration for the
The configuration file is built up from key and value pairs,
separated by an equation (=) sign.
A key may only contain alphanumerics, and some other
characters, such as dots, underscores, etc.
Ideally, values contain only these characters. However, they
may contain others.
Special characters (the quotation mark, the backslash, and the
hash mark) can be escaped by prefixing them with a backslash.
However, you only have to escape the backslash if it stands
before another special character.
To illustrate this, lets look at an example!
If you want the parser to interpret a value as
the quotation mark (")
You would write this:
the quotation mark (\")
However, to make it interpret a value as
the backslash (\)
You can write it exactly the same.
If you want to quote longer sequences, enclose them in
quotation marks. Note that between the quotes, you dont have
to escape other quotes.
The parser treats a value as a list, with blanks or comas
separating the items. Therefore, if you want to put any of
these characters in a value, you have to enclose it in double
quotes. They cant be escaped otherwise.
Leading and trailing spaces are ignored, everything after an
unescaped hash mark is treated as comment, and ignored.
If a line ends with a single, unescaped backslash, the next
line will be treated as if it were appended to the current
one. This allows breaking up long lines into shorter ones.