POP3 and IMAP mail server that can work with standard mbox and maildir formats.
Now lets see the manual of dovecot service.Manual dovecot:NAME
dovecot - An IMAP and POP3 mail server SYNOPSIS
dovecot [options] DESCRIPTION
dovecot is a POP3 and IMAP mail server that can work with standard mbox and maildir formats. It is fully compatible with
UW-IMAP and Courier IMAP servers as well as mail clients accessing the mailboxes directly.
dovecot can be setup to authenticate against LDAP, Postgres or MYSQL databases, but by default authentication is
dovecot is normally started during the system boot, and runs as a background process but it can also be run through
inetd(8) . In the latter case, the /usr/lib/dovecot/imap-login or /usr/lib/dovecot/pop3-login binaries are run directly
dovecot will log all of its activities according to syslog. OPTIONS
This option changes the default configuration file in which dovecot looks for its configuration.
dovecot will run in the foreground, and it will still log to syslog.
Print version information and exits.FILES
Default configuration file.
Additional configuration for LDAP based authentication.
Additional configuration for Postgres based authentication.
Additional configuration for MySQL based authentication.
Location of dovecot modules.DEBIAN-SPECIFIC
dovecot is split into three packages:
dovecot-common contains files used by both servers
dovecot-imapd contains the IMAP server
dovecot-pop3d contains the POP3 serverAUTHOR
Timo Sirainen <firstname.lastname@example.org>COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE
Copyright (c) 2001-2002 Timo Sirainen
Dovecot is mostly licensed under the terms of the LGPL v2.1. See the file COPYING in the source distribution for exceptions.
This man page is copyright (c) 2004 by Kai Hendry <email@example.com> who wrote it for Debian GNU/Linux. It may be freely
used by others under the terms of the BSD license.SEE ALSO
The mailing list: http://dovecot.org/list/dovecot