dbmail-imapd - provides access to the DBMail system to clients
supporting Internet Message Access Protocol, IMAP4r1, as specified in
dbmail-imapd [-f configfile] [-p pidfile] [-nvVh]
The dbmail-imapd daemon is a fully featured IMAP4r1 server. It will
spawn into a number of default processes as set in the dbmail.conf
file. These processes will enable full IMAP4r1 communication with
Specify an alternate pid file. The daemons are currently hardcoded
to use /var/run/dbmail-<daemon> for their pid files, and will halt
if the pid file cannot be written. Use the -p pidfile option to
place the pid file in your system’s preferred location.
No daemonize. The program remains attached to the console from which
it was started. This is quite useful for debugging when combined
with the -v option.
Specify an alternate config file. The utilities are currently
hardcoded to use /etc/dbmail.conf for their configs, and will halt
if the config file cannot be found. Use the -f configfile option to
specify your system’s preferred config file location.
Quietly skip interactive prompts and helpful status messages which
would otherwise be printed to stdout. Use two -q’s to silence errors
which would otherwise be printed to stderr.
Operate verbosely. Some of the utilities in the DBMail suite can
take two -v’s for extra verbosity. Those which don’t understand this
convention won’t complain about having the extra -v and will simply
operate at their normal verbosity.
Show the version and copyright, then exit.
Show a brief summary of options, then exit.
socket_type = stream
wait = no
user = root
server = /usr/local/sbin/dbmail-imapd
protocol = tcp
server_args = -n
log_on_failure += USERID
disable = no
pid = /var/run/stunnel.pid
cert = /etc/stunnel/yourkeys.pem
# The next two sections will turn stunnel
# into a ’secure inetd’. This is mutually
# exclusive with the proxy sections below.
accept = 995
exec = /usr/local/sbin/dbmail-pop3d
execargs = dbmail-pop3d -n
accept = 993
exec = /usr/local/sbin/dbmail-imapd
execargs = dbmail-imapd -n
# The next two sections will proxy
# from the secure protocol over to
# the insecure protocol. In this case,
# use BINDIP=localhost in dbmail.conf!
accept = 995
connect = 110
accept = 993
connect = 143
# Useful if your preferred SMTP server doesn’t do SSL/TLS.
# This is with your MTA configuration, not DBMail, per se.
accept = 465
connect = 25
If you experience inexplicable problems with DBMail, please report the
issue to the DBMail Bug Tracker.
DBMail and its components are distributed under the terms of the GNU
General Public License. Copyrights are held variously by the authors
DBMail is a collaborative effort among the core developers listed below
and the tremendous help of the testers, patchers and bug hunters listed
in the AUTHORS and THANKS files found in the DBMail source
Eelco van Beek Aaron Stone Paul J Stevens
Roel Rozendaal Open Source Engineer NFG Net Facilities Group BV
Ilja Booij Palo Alto, CA USA http://www.nfg.nl
3582 GE Utrecht
1. DBMail Bug Tracker