bincimapd - IMAP4rev1 server
bincimap-up [ options... ] -- <authenticator> bincimapd
is a simple xinetd
server with support for Maildir.
It is very easy to install and use.
To configure Binc IMAP,
use either command line arguments, configuration
file entries, or a combination
Note that command line arguments always override config file options.
Command line arguments are optional. The default behavior is to inherit options
from bincimap-up through the environment. Passing arguments to bincimapd will
override settings inherited from bincimap-up.
bincimapd takes one optional unqualified argument in addition to regular command
line options: the Mailbox path
. Appending a path as an option to
bincimapd will override any mailbox path set by command line options or
inherited from bincimap-up.
For a complete listing of options for bincimapd, see the bincimap-up man page.
Local options are read through the file .bincimap, located at the current
working directory that bincimapd is invoked in, before it enters the
All Binc IMAP's
configuration files use the same Binc::Storage
format. It's basically a sequence of named sections
each containing a set of comma separated key=value
pairs. The keys
must be alphanumeric, and the values can contain any
character if it's quoted.
- Local configurations file. This file has a similar structure to the global
bincimap.conf file, and it can be set by each user to override both
command line arguments and the global configuration. It only works for a
few selected options, though.
- This file contains a version number, and the UIDNEXT and
UIDVALIDITY values for the given mailbox.
- This file contains a version number, and it stores the UID values
for each message, along with (optionally) some cached information.
bincimapd reads its configuration from the environment, as passed by
bincimap-up. In addition, bincimapd reads the variable BINCIMAP_LOGIN
which contains a message from bincimap-up with the tag and command used to
authenticate, separated by a +. If the tag and command used to authenticate
were "1 LOGIN", then BINCIMAP_LOGIN
would be set to
Note that it is essential that the authenticator invoked by bincimap-up does not
clear the environment.
Copyright (C) 2002-2005 Andreas Aardal Hanssen
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO
Please report any bugs to the Binc IMAP
mailing list. Before posting your
bug, check out the Binc IMAP
official home page for a list of mailing
list archives to browse.
Mailing list: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Developers' mailing list: <email@example.com>
Announcements list: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subscribing to a mailing list: <email@example.com>
Home page: http://www.bincimap.org/
Andreas Aardal Hanssen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
multilog(8) supervise(8) tcpserver(1) bincimapd.conf(5) bincimap-up(1) xinetd(8)
The first three man pages are available for download from