recorder program relays data between an IMAP client and server, and records the
session in a format which allows the Archiveopteryx developers to replay
and analyse it later.
If you have problems getting
to work with a particular IMAP client, you can make the client connect
recorder, instead of directly to
recorder will produce a transcript of the IMAP session. If the client opens more
than one connection,
recorder stores more than one file.
The file format is pure ASCII and can be edited. We suggest that you
edit out your password, then send the rest to email@example.com and we may
be able to find out whats happening.
We have debug tools that can replay the connection, so we can fix any
bugs on the servers side. In some cases, we can also add the file to
our regression tests, so we can be sure that new versions of
do not have the same error.
recorder does not work when TLS is being used. (To TLS, a tool like
recorder looks like a man-in-the-middle attack.)
To disable TLS, set the variable
/usr/local/etc/archiveopteryx/archiveopteryx.conf (see the
man page for more information.)