PUBLIC-INBOX-IMAPD(1)      public-inbox user manual      PUBLIC-INBOX-IMAPD(1)

       public-inbox-imapd - IMAP server for sharing public-inboxes

         public-inbox-imapd [OPTIONS]

       public-inbox-imapd provides a read-only IMAP daemon for public-inbox.
       It uses options and environment variables common to all
       public-inbox-daemon(8) implementations.

       Like public-inbox-nntpd(1) and public-inbox-httpd(1),
       "public-inbox-imapd" will never require write access to the directory
       where the public-inboxes are stored, so it may be run as a different
       user than the user running public-inbox-watch(1), public-inbox-mda(1),
       or git-fetch(1).

       See common options in "OPTIONS" in public-inbox-daemon(8).
       Additionally, IMAP-specific behavior for certain options are supported
       and documented below.

       -l PROTOCOL://ADDRESS/?cert=/path/to/cert,key=/path/to/key
       --listen PROTOCOL://ADDRESS/?cert=/path/to/cert,key=/path/to/key
           In addition to the normal "-l"/"--listen" switch described in
           public-inbox-daemon(8), the "PROTOCOL" prefix (e.g. "imap://" or
           "imaps://") may be specified to force a given protocol.

           For STARTTLS and IMAPS support, the "cert" and "key" may be
           specified on a per-listener basis after a "?" character and
           separated by ",".  These directives are per-directive, and it's
           possible to use a different cert for every listener.

       --cert /path/to/cert
           The default TLS certificate for optional STARTTLS and IMAPS support
           if the "cert" option is not given with "--listen".

           If using systemd-compatible socket activation and a TCP listener on
           port 993 is inherited, it is automatically IMAPS when this option
           is given.  When a listener on port 143 is inherited and this option
           is given, it automatically gets STARTTLS support.

       --key /path/to/key
           The default private TLS certificate key for optional STARTTLS and
           IMAPS support if the "key" option is not given with "--listen".
           The private key may be concatenated into the path used by "--cert",
           in which case this option is not needed.

       "public-inbox-imapd" uses the same configuration knobs as
       public-inbox-nntpd(1), see public-inbox-nntpd(1) and

               The newsgroup name maps to an IMAP folder name.

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       git(1), git-config(1), public-inbox-daemon(8), public-inbox-config(5),

public-inbox.git                  1993-10-02             PUBLIC-INBOX-IMAPD(1)