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NAME

       dovecot-lda - Dovecot's local mail delivery agent

SYNOPSIS

       dovecot-lda  [-ek]  [-a  address]  [-c config_file] [-d username] [-f envelope_sender] [-m
       mailbox] [-o setting=value] [-p path]

DESCRIPTION

       The dovecot-lda is a local mail delivery agent which takes mail from an MTA  and  delivers
       it to a user's mailbox, while keeping Dovecot index files up to date.

       Main features of the dovecot-lda are:

       *   Mailbox indexing during mail delivery, providing faster mailbox access later

       *   Quota enforcing by the quota plugin

       *   Sieve language support by the Pigeonhole sieve plugin

OPTIONS

       Options accepted by dovecot-lda:

       -a address
              Destination address (e.g. user+ext@domain). Default is the same as username.

       -c config_file
              Alternative configuration file path.

       -d username
              Destination  username.   If  given,  the user information is looked up from userdb.
              Typically used with virtual users, but not necessarily with system users.

       -e     If mail gets rejected, write the rejection reason to stderr and exit with status 77
              (EX_NOPERM).  The default is to send a rejection mail ourself.

       -f envelope_sender
              Envelope sender address.

       -k     Don't clear all environment at startup.

       -m mailbox
              Destination  mailbox (default is INBOX).  If the mailbox doesn't exist, it will not
              be created (unless the lda_mailbox_autocreate setting is set to yes).  If a message
              couldn't be saved to the mailbox for any reason, it's delivered to INBOX instead.

       -o setting=value
              Overrides  the  configuration  setting  from /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf and from the
              userdb with the given value.  In order to override multiple settings, the -o option
              may be specified multiple times.

       -p path
              Path  to  the mail to be delivered instead of reading from stdin.  If using maildir
              the file is hard linked to the destination if possible.  This allows a single  mail
              to  be delivered to multiple users using hard links, but currently it also prevents
              deliver from updating cache file so it shouldn't be used unless really necessary.

EXIT STATUS

       dovecot-lda will exit with one of the following values:

       0   Delivery was successful. (EX_OK)

       64  Invalid parameter given. (EX_USAGE)

       77  -e option was used and mail was rejected.  Typically this happens when  user  is  over
           quota and quota_full_tempfail = no is configured. (EX_NOPERM)

       75  A  temporary  failure.  This is returned for almost all failures. See the log file for
           details. (EX_TEMPFAIL)

FILES

       /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf
              Dovecot's main configuration file.

       /etc/dovecot/conf.d/10-mail.conf
              Mailbox locations and namespaces.

       /etc/dovecot/conf.d/15-lda.conf
              LDA specific settings.

       /etc/dovecot/conf.d/90-plugin.conf
              Plugin specific settings.

       /etc/dovecot/conf.d/90-quota.conf
              Quota configuration.

REPORTING BUGS

       Report   bugs,   including   doveconf   -n   output,   to   the   Dovecot   Mailing   List
       <dovecot@dovecot.org>.     Information    about    reporting   bugs   is   available   at:
       http://dovecot.org/bugreport.html

SEE ALSO

       doveadm(1), dovecot(1), doveconf(1), dsync(1)

       Related MTA specific documentation:

       Postfix:
              postconf(5), transport(5), pipe(8)

       Exim:

       The accept router
              http://exim.org/exim-html-current/doc/html/spec_html/ch16.html

       Generic options for transports
              http://exim.org/exim-html-current/doc/html/spec_html/ch24.html

       The pipe transport
              http://exim.org/exim-html-current/doc/html/spec_html/ch29.html