Do you really need IMAP/POP service?
Be aware that IMAP/POP programs use plain text passwords by default. Anyone running a sniffer program along your network path can grab your username/password and use them
to log in as you. It's not because you use an IMAP/POP mail reader on your LINUX system that you need to run an IMAP/POP server locally.
Check your configuration, and if you use a remote/external IMAP/POP server then uninstall IMAP/POP on your system.