Remove POP3 protocol from Dovecot in Webmin


I am tryng to remove pop3 protocol from Dovecot, since I don’t use it.

I have gone to Webmin>Servers>Dovecot Imap/POP3 Server and then to Networking and Protocols, but when I click on IMap to just selct that protocol, save configuration and restart Dovecot, it always appear again as selected the POP3 protocol.

I have been trying to find information of this on the forums but without much luck. So I was wondering what I am doing wrong and if this is possible to achieve from Webmin.

Arrived to Virtualmin world from Plesk a couple of years ago, and been delighted every day since then!!

Many thanks in advance for your kind reply and kind regards from Spain,



Hmm, it’s possible you’re seeing a bug, and we can help you remove it using the command line if you wish.

However, I’ll do some testing to see if I can reproduce the problem you’re seeing.

What Linux distro and version are you using?


Hi Eric,

Many thanks for your reply!

I am using Debian 7, and Webmin 1.710 and Virtualmin 4.12 gpl GPL .

If you need any other detail please let me know.

Thank you for your help and kind regards from Spain,


This is a bug but you can easily comment out “protocols = pop3” in “/usr/share/dovecot/protocols.d/pop3d.protocol”, than reboot dovecot. Afterwards it should look like

# telnet localhost 110 Trying telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection refused # telnet localhost 143 Trying Connected to localhost. Escape character is '^]'. * OK [CAPABILITY IMAP4rev1 [...] Dovecot ready.

Thank you , is working