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 --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.
--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 /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf Dovecot’s main configuration file.
/etc/dovecot/dovecot-ldap.conf.ext Dovecot’s LDAP authdb/userdb module configuration file.
/etc/dovecot/dovecot-sql.conf.ext Dovecot’s SQL authdb/userdb module configuration file.
/etc/dovecot/dovecot-dict-sql.conf.ext Dovecot’s dict configuration with SQL-backend.
/etc/dovecot/conf.d/auth-*-conf.ext Configuration files of different authentication modules.
/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 <firstname.lastname@example.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 v2.0 2010-07-02 DOVECOT(1)