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NAME

       dovecot - a secure and highly configurable IMAP and POP3 server

SYNOPSIS

       dovecot [-Fp] [-c config-file]
       dovecot -a [-c config-file]
       dovecot -n [-c config-file]
       dovecot --build-options
       dovecot --help
       dovecot --version
       dovecot reload
       dovecot stop

DESCRIPTION

       Dovecot  is  an open source IMAP and POP3 server for Linux/UNIX-like systems, written with
       security primarily in mind.  Dovecot is an excellent  choice  for  both  small  and  large
       installations.   It's  fast,  simple  to set up, requires no special administration and it
       uses very little memory.

OPTIONS

       -a     Dump all configuration settings to stdout  and  exit  successfully.   The  same  as
              doveconf -a.

       -c config-file
              Start dovecot with an alternative configuration.

       -F     Run dovecot in foreground, do not daemonize.

       -n     Dump   non-default   settings  to  stdout  and  exit  successfully.   The  same  as
              doveconf -n.

       -p     Prompt for the ssl key password for the configured ssl_key on startup.

       --build-options
              Show Dovecot's build options and exit successfully.

       --help Print a usage message to stdout and exit successfully.

       --version
              Show Dovecot's version and exit successfully.

COMMANDS

       reload Force dovecot to reload its configuration.

       stop   Shutdown dovecot and all its child processes.

       When shutdown_clients is set to no,  existing  sessions  will  continue  to  use  the  old
       settings, after a dovecot reload.  Also all sessions will keep alive after a dovecot stop.
       By default all active sessions will be shut down.

SIGNALS

       Dovecot handles the following signals as described:

       HUP    Force dovecot to reload its configuration.

       INT    Shutdown dovecot and all its child processes.

       TERM   Shutdown dovecot and all its child processes.

       USR1   Force  dovecot  to  reopen  all  configured  log files (log_path, info_log_path and
              debug_log_path).

       The signals ALARM and PIPE are ignored.

FILES

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

       /etc/dovecot/dovecot-ldap.conf.ext
              Dovecot's LDAP authdb/userdb module configuration file.

       /etc/dovecot/dovecot-sql.conf.ext
              Dovecot's SQL authdb/userdb module configuration file.

       /etc/dovecot/dovecot-dict-sql.conf.ext
              Dovecot's dict configuration with SQL-backend.

       /etc/dovecot/conf.d/auth-*-conf.ext
              Configuration files of different authentication modules.

       /etc/dovecot/conf.d/*.conf
              Configuration files of different services and settings.

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

AUTHOR

       Dovecot <http://dovecot.org> and its manual pages were  written  by  the  Dovecot  authors
       <http://dovecot.org/doc/AUTHORS>,  mainly  Timo Sirainen <tss at iki.fi>, and are licensed
       under the terms of the MIT and LGPLv2.1 licenses, see <http://dovecot.org/doc/COPYING> for
       details.

SEE ALSO

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