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imapd(8)						      System Manager's Manual							  imapd(8)

NAME
imapd - Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) server process SYNOPSIS
/usr/sbin/imapd DESCRIPTION
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 connec- tion. 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 unaffected. For debugging purposes, create a log/user directory. When this directory exists, the imapd daemon creates protocol telemetry logs for ses- sions 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 con- figuration option of the imapd.conf file. The default value is /var/imap, as in /var/imap/msg/motd. FILES
Configuration file for the IMAP server SEE ALSO
Commands: cyradm(1), deliver(8), imapd(8), imapquota(8), inetd(8), reconstruct(8) Files: imapd.conf(4) Network Administration imapd(8)

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NAME
imapd - IMAP server process SYNOPSIS
imapd [ -C config-file ] [ -U uses ] [ -T timeout ] [ -D ] [ -s ] [ -N ] [ -p ssf ] DESCRIPTION
Imapd is an IMAP4rev1 server. It accepts commands on its standard input and responds on its standard output. It MUST be invoked by cyr- master(8) with those descriptors attached to a remote client connection. Imapd reads its configuration options out of the imapd.conf(5) file unless specified otherwise by -C. If the file msg/shutdown is created under the directory specified in the configdirectory configuration option, then imapd will shut down the connection, sending the first line contained in the file to the client as the reason. New connections are denied. If the file msg/motd is created under the directory specified in the configdirectory configuration option, then imapd will send the first line contained in the file to clients upon connect as an ALERT message which IMAP-compliant clients are required to display. This option serves to annoy users mostly. Unfortunately clients tend to connect far more frequently than is apparent, causing each connection to gen- erate a seperate server ALERT for each connection. Many clients do not display these properly, if they do anything with them at all. If the directory log/user exists under the directory specified in the configdirectory configuration option, then imapd will create protocol telemetry logs for sessions authenticating as user. The telemetry logs will be stored in the log/user directory with a filename of the imapd process-id. OPTIONS
-C config-file Read configuration options from config-file. -U uses The maximum number of times that the process should be used for new connections before shutting down. The default is 250. -T timeout The number of seconds that the process will wait for a new connection before shutting down. Note that a value of 0 (zero) will dis- able the timeout. The default is 60. -D Run external debugger specified in debug_command. -s Serve IMAP over SSL (imaps). All data to and from imapd is encrypted using the Secure Sockets Layer. -N Bypass password checking. (Not recommended unless you know what you're doing.) -p ssf Tell imapd that an external layer exists. An SSF (security strength factor) of 1 means an integrity protection layer exists. Any higher SSF implies some form of privacy protection. FILES
/etc/imapd.conf SEE ALSO
imapd.conf(5), cyrmaster(8) CMU
Project Cyrus IMAPD(8)

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