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DOVECOT-LDA(1)			    Dovecot			DOVECOT-LDA(1)

NAME
       dovecot-lda - Dovecot's local mail delivery agent

SYNOPSIS
       dovecot-lda [-ek] [-a address] [-c config_file] [-d username] [-f enve-
       lope_sender] [-m	mailbox] [-o setting=value] [-p	path]

DESCRIPTION
       The dovecot-lda is a local mail delivery	agent which takes mail from an
       MTA  and	 delivers  it to a user's mailbox, while keeping Dovecot index
       files up	to date.

       Main features of	the dovecot-lda	are:

       *   Mailbox indexing during mail	delivery, providing faster mailbox ac-
	   cess	later

       *   Quota enforcing by the quota	plugin

       *   Sieve language support by the Pigeonhole sieve plugin

OPTIONS
       Options accepted	by dovecot-lda:

       -a address
	      Destination  address (e.g. user+ext@domain). Default is the same
	      as username.

       -c config_file
	      Alternative configuration	file path.

       -d username
	      Destination username.  If	given, the user	information is	looked
	      up from userdb.  Typically used with virtual users, but not nec-
	      essarily with system users.

       -e     If mail gets rejected, write the rejection reason	to stderr  and
	      exit  with  status 77 (EX_NOPERM).  The default is to send a re-
	      jection mail ourself.

       -f envelope_sender
	      Envelope sender address.

       -k     Don't clear all environment at startup.

       -m mailbox
	      Destination mailbox (default is INBOX).  If the mailbox  doesn't
	      exist, it	will not be created (unless the	lda_mailbox_autocreate
	      setting is set to	yes).  If a message couldn't be	saved  to  the
	      mailbox for any reason, it's delivered to	INBOX instead.

       -o setting=value
	      Overrides	 the  configuration  setting from /usr/local/etc/dove-
	      cot/dovecot.conf and from	the userdb with	the given  value.   In
	      order to override	multiple settings, the -o option may be	speci-
	      fied multiple times.

       -p path
	      Path to the mail to be delivered instead of reading from	stdin.
	      If  using	 maildir the file is hard linked to the	destination if
	      possible.	 This allows a single mail to be delivered to multiple
	      users  using  hard links,	but currently it also prevents deliver
	      from updating cache file so it shouldn't be used	unless	really
	      necessary.

EXIT STATUS
       dovecot-lda will	exit with one of the following values:

       0   Delivery was	successful. (EX_OK)

       64  Invalid parameter given. (EX_USAGE)

       77  -e  option  was used	and mail was rejected.	Typically this happens
	   when	user is	over quota and quota_full_tempfail = no	is configured.
	   (EX_NOPERM)

       75  A  temporary	failure. This is returned for almost all failures. See
	   the log file	for details. (EX_TEMPFAIL)

FILES
       /usr/local/etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf
	      Dovecot's	main configuration file.

       /usr/local/etc/dovecot/conf.d/10-mail.conf
	      Mailbox locations	and namespaces.

       /usr/local/etc/dovecot/conf.d/15-lda.conf
	      LDA specific settings.

       /usr/local/etc/dovecot/conf.d/90-plugin.conf
	      Plugin specific settings.

       /usr/local/etc/dovecot/conf.d/90-quota.conf
	      Quota configuration.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs, including doveconf -n output, to the Dovecot Mailing  List
       <dovecot@dovecot.org>.	Information  about reporting bugs is available
       at: http://dovecot.org/bugreport.html

SEE ALSO
       doveadm(1), dovecot(1), doveconf(1), dsync(1)

       Related MTA specific documentation:

       Postfix:
	      postconf(5), transport(5), pipe(8)

       Exim:

       The accept router
	      http://exim.org/exim-html-current/doc/html/spec_html/ch16.html

       Generic options for transports
	      http://exim.org/exim-html-current/doc/html/spec_html/ch24.html

       The pipe	transport
	      http://exim.org/exim-html-current/doc/html/spec_html/ch29.html

Dovecot	v2.3			  2011-01-16			DOVECOT-LDA(1)

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