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dovecot-lda - Dovecot's local mail delivery agent
dovecot-lda [-ek] [-a address] [-c config_file] [-d username] [-f
envelope_sender] [-m mailbox] [-o setting=value] [-p path]
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
* Quota enforcing by the quota plugin
* Sieve language support by the Pigeonhole sieve plugin
Options accepted by dovecot-lda:
Destination address (e.g. user+ext@domain). Default is the same
Alternative configuration file path.
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.
Envelope sender address.
-k Don't clear all environment at startup.
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.
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.
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
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.
75 A temporary failure. This is returned for almost all failures. See
the log file for details. (EX_TEMPFAIL)
Dovecot's main configuration file.
Mailbox locations and namespaces.
LDA specific settings.
Plugin specific settings.
Report bugs, including doveconf -n output, to the Dovecot Mailing List
<email@example.com>. Information about reporting bugs is available
doveadm(1), dovecot(1), doveconf(1), dsync(1)
Related MTA specific documentation:
postconf(5), transport(5), pipe(8)
The accept router
Generic options for transports
The pipe transport