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IMAPD(8)		    System Manager's Manual		      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 in-
       put and responds	on its standard	output.	 It MUST be  invoked  by  mas-
       ter(8) with those descriptors attached to a remote client connection.

       Imapd reads its configuration options out of the	imapd.conf(5) file un-
       less 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	gener-
       ate  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 con-
	      nection before shutting down.  Note that a  value	 of  0	(zero)
	      will disable 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 en-
	      crypted 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  ex-
	      ists.  Any higher	SSF implies some form of privacy protection.

FILES
       /etc/imapd.conf

SEE ALSO
       imapd.conf(5), master(8)

CMU				 Project Cyrus			      IMAPD(8)

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