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DOVECOT(1)			    Dovecot			    DOVECOT(1)

NAME
       dovecot - a secure and highly configurable IMAP and POP3	server

SYNOPSIS
       dovecot [-Fp] [-c config-file]
       dovecot -a [-c config-file]
       dovecot -n [-c config-file]
       dovecot --build-options
       dovecot --help
       dovecot --hostdomain
       dovecot --version
       dovecot reload
       dovecot stop

DESCRIPTION
       Dovecot is an open source IMAP and POP3 server for Linux/UNIX-like sys-
       tems, written with security primarily in	mind.  Dovecot is an excellent
       choice  for  both  small	and large installations.  It's fast, simple to
       set up, requires	no special administration and it uses very little mem-
       ory.

OPTIONS
       -a     Dump all configuration settings to stdout	and exit successfully.
	      The same as doveconf -a.

       -c config-file
	      Start dovecot with an alternative	configuration.

       -F     Run dovecot in foreground, do not	daemonize.

       -n     Dump non-default settings	to stdout and exit successfully.   The
	      same as doveconf -n.

       -p     Prompt  for  the	ssl key	password for the configured ssl_key on
	      startup.

       --build-options
	      Show Dovecot's build options and exit successfully.

       --help Print a usage message to stdout and exit successfully.

       --hostdomain
	      Shows the	current	host.domain name of the	system.	 If the	domain
	      lookup  should  fail  for	some reason, only the hostname will be
	      shown.

       --version
	      Show Dovecot's version and exit successfully.

COMMANDS
       reload Force dovecot to reload its configuration.

       stop   Shutdown dovecot and all its child processes.

       When shutdown_clients is	set to no, existing sessions will continue  to
       use  the	 old settings, after a dovecot reload.	Also all sessions will
       keep alive after	a dovecot stop.
       By default all active sessions will be shut down.

SIGNALS
       Dovecot handles the following signals as	described:

       HUP    Force dovecot to reload its configuration.

       INT    Shutdown dovecot and all its child processes.

       TERM   Shutdown dovecot and all its child processes.

       USR1   Force dovecot to reopen  all  configured	log  files  (log_path,
	      info_log_path and	debug_log_path).

       The signals ALARM and PIPE are ignored.

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

       /usr/local/etc/dovecot/dovecot-ldap.conf.ext
	      Dovecot's	LDAP authdb/userdb module configuration	file.

       /usr/local/etc/dovecot/dovecot-sql.conf.ext
	      Dovecot's	SQL authdb/userdb module configuration file.

       /usr/local/etc/dovecot/dovecot-dict-sql.conf.ext
	      Dovecot's	dict configuration with	SQL-backend.

       /usr/local/etc/dovecot/conf.d/auth-*-conf.ext
	      Configuration files of different authentication modules.

       /usr/local/etc/dovecot/conf.d/*.conf
	      Configuration files of different services	and settings.

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

AUTHOR
       Dovecot	<http://dovecot.org>  and its manual pages were	written	by the
       Dovecot authors <http://dovecot.org/doc/AUTHORS>, mainly	Timo  Sirainen
       <tss  at	 iki.fi>,  and	are  licensed  under  the terms	of the MIT and
       LGPLv2.1	licenses, see <http://dovecot.org/doc/COPYING> for details.

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

Dovecot	v2.2			  2013-08-06			    DOVECOT(1)

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