dovecot - secure mail server that supports mbox and maildir mailboxes
dovecot is a mail server whose major goals are security and extreme
reliability. It tries very hard to handle all error conditions and
verify that all data is valid, making it nearly impossible to crash. It
should also be pretty fast, extensible, and portable.
-F Start dovecot as foreground process (otherwise: start as daemon)
-p Ask for private SSL key password
-a Dump configuration and exit; this includes doing a syntax check
-n Dump all non-default configuration items and exit
Use <config-file> as path to the configuration instead of
--version Print version and exit
--build-options Print build options and exit
--exec-mail <protocol> [<section>] Start protocol from section
Killing the Dovecot master process with a normal TERM signal does a
To reload the configuration files, you can send a HUP signal to the
dovecot process; an acknowledgement is written to log file.
If you specified log file paths manually in dovecot.conf instead of
using syslog, you can send the USR1 signal to the dovecot process to
make it close and reopen the log files.
dovecot was written by Timo Sirainen <email@example.com>.
This manual page was written by Fabio Tranchitella <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
for the Debian project (but may be used by others).
4 August 2007