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     imapfilter — mail filter


     imapfilter [-inVv] [-c configfile] [-d debugfile] [-e 'command'] [-l logfile]
                [-t truststore]


     imapfilter is a mail filtering utility.  It connects to remote mail servers using the
     Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP), sends searching queries to the server and processes
     mailboxes based on the results.  It can be used to delete, copy, move, flag, etc.  messages
     residing in mailboxes at the same or different mail servers.  The 4rev1 and 4 versions of
     the IMAP protocol are supported.

     The command line options of imapfilter(1) are as follows:

     -c configfile
             Path to the configuration file to read, or the ‘-’ character to read the
             configuration from the standard input stream.  The default is

     -d debugfile
             File that contains debugging information about the full communication with the
             server, along with other inner workings' details.

     -e 'command'
             May be used to enter “one line” of configuration, while it is also possible to pipe
             a full configuration as a string.  When this option is used, a configuration file
             will not be loaded.

     -i      Enters interactive mode after executing the configuration file.

     -l logfile
             File that contains logs of error messages produced.

     -n      This option enables the so called dry-run mode, and any actions that would result in
             changes to the server do not actually take place.  So the requests that would modify
             any data are not sent to the server, even though informational messages about these
             actions are still printed.

             Any other methods, that only receive data from the server, are performed as normal,
             such as for example the searching methods.  Note, that the number of messages an
             action is reported to be applied upon, might differ between dry-run mode and the
             normal execution, and this is expected as in the latter case the data on the server
             are continuesly altered by subsequent actions.

     -t truststore
             The path to the system's SSL CA TrustStore directory or file. SSL connections will
             be validated using the CA certificates found in this directory or file, and when
             this is not possible the local $HOME/.imapfilter/certificates file will be used.
             The default is either the /etc/ssl/certs directory or the /etc/ssl/cert.pem file,
             whichever is found.

     -V      Displays version and copyright information.

     -v      Enables printing of some brief details of the communication with the server.


     HOME    User's home directory.

             Program's configuration directory, which overrides the default $HOME/.imapfilter/.


             Default configuration file.  Because this file may contain sensitive data such as
             user passwords, the recommended permissions are read/write for the user, and not
             accessible by others.

             File where the SSL certificates are stored.




             RFC 3501, RFC 3348, RFC 2683, RFC 2595, RFC 2342, RFC 2195, RFC 2177

     IMAP4:  RFC 1730