imap4d [\,OPTION\/...]


GNU imap4d -- the IMAP4D daemon.

-d, --daemon[=\,NUMBER\/]

runs in daemon mode with a maximum of NUMBER children


remain in foreground

-i, --inetd

run in inetd mode


start in preauth mode


run in test mode

  • Common options

--config-file=\,FILE\/, --rcfile=\,FILE\/

load this configuration file


show configuration file summary

--config-lint, --rcfile-lint

check configuration file syntax and exit

--config-verbose, --rcfile-verbose

verbosely log parsing of the configuration files

--no-site-config, --no-site-rcfile

do not load site configuration file

--no-user-config, --no-user-rcfile

do not load user configuration file


set configuration parameter


show compilation options

  • Global debugging settings


set Mailutils debugging level


show source info with debugging messages


output logs to syslog FACILITY

-?, --help

give this help list


give a short usage message

-V, --version

print program version

Mandatory or optional arguments to long options are also mandatory or optional for any corresponding short options.


Report bugs to <[email protected]>.


Copyright © 2010 Free Software Foundation, inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <>

This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

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