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1 netbiffd-imap is the netbiff backend that connects to IMAP4 servers. It can
2 run in both regular login mode and in preauthenticated mode (preauthenticated
3 mode is for when you have a user level account on the imap server).
5 It can be started as:
7 netbiffd-imap preauth /etc/rimapd
8 This indicates a preauthenticated session in which /etc/rimapd (the
9 traditional location for such sessions) is executed.
13 netbiffd-imap login hostname username [password]
14 This indicates that a login should be performed with the given
15 username and password. If the password is omitted, it will be requested with
16 item tag "secret/password". The hostname should be of the form:
19 - host is the remote hostname
20 - port specifies the remote port; this defaults to 143 for non-ssl
21 connections, and 993 for ssl connections
22 - ssl indicates that ssl should be used to connect; note that the STARTTLS
23 directive is not currently supported.
25 mail.example.com # default settings, port 143, no ssl
26 mail.example.com:1043 # custom port, no ssl
27 mail.example.com/ssl # ssl, default port becomes 993
28 mail.example.com/ssl:1000 # ssl with a custom port
30 Once authentication has been established (either through login or preauth),
31 the process waits for folder specifications or poll requests. When a poll
32 request is given, the IMAP4 STATUS command is used to determine the number of
33 messages in each folder marked with the \Unseen flag.
35 The logic is such:
37 if the number of recent messages has increased
38 send update
39 else if the number of recent messages has decreased
40 send reset
42 do nothing