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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       imapd  -  Internet  Message  Access Protocol (IMAP) server

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]


DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       The IMAP4rev1 server, imapd, accepts commands on its standard
  input  and  responds  on its standard output.  It is
       normally invoked by the inetd command  and  it  reads  its
       configuration options out of the imapd.conf file.

       If  you want to take the IMAP server off line for a period
       of time, you should notify  the  client  systems.   To  do
       this,  create  a msg/shutdown file, edit it, and state the
       reason for the shut down.  Set the owner of the msg directory
  and  the  shutdown  file to be the imap user. When a
       client system tries to access the server, imapd sends  the
       first  line  contained  in the shutdown file to the client
       and closes the connection.

       If you want to send a message to the IMAP clients  without
       disabling  connections,  create  a msg/motd file, edit it,
       and add your message.  Set the owner of the msg  directory
       and  the  motd  file to be the imap user. The server sends
       the first line contained in the file to the  clients  upon
       connection  as  an  ALERT  message,  which  IMAP-compliant
       clients are required to display. Access  to  mailboxes  is

       For debugging purposes, create a log/user directory.  When
       this directory exists, the imapd daemon  creates  protocol
       telemetry  logs  for sessions authenticating as user.  The
       telemetry logs are stored in the log/user  directory  with
       the file name of the imapd process id.

       The  msg/shutdown  and  msg/motd  files  and  the log/user
       directory should be created under the directory  specified
       in   the   configdirectory  configuration  option  of  the
       imapd.conf file. The default value  is  /var/imap,  as  in

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

       Configuration file for the IMAP server

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       Commands:  cyradm(1),  deliver(8), imapd(8), imapquota(8),
       inetd(8), reconstruct(8)

       Files: imapd.conf(4)

       Network Administration: Services

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