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imapd(8)							     imapd(8)


  imapd	- Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) server process




  The IMAP4rev1	server,	imapd, accepts commands	on its standard	input and
  responds on its standard output.  It is normally invoked by the inetd	com-
  mand 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 connec-
  tions, 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	con-
  nection 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 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


      Configuration file for the IMAP server


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

  Files: imapd.conf(4)

  Network Administration: Services