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AIX Version 4.3 Commands Reference, Volume 3

imapd Daemon


Starts the Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) server process. This command only applies to AIX Version 4.2.1 or later.




The imapd command is an IMAP4 server. It supports the IMAP4 remote mail access protocol. Also, it accepts commands on its standard input and responds on its standard output. You normally invoke the imapd command with the inetd daemon with those descriptors attached to a remote client connection.

The imapd command works with the existing mail infrastructure consisting of sendmail and bellmail.

Exit Status

All error and status information is written to a logfile if syslogd is configured for logging.


Access Control: You must have root authority to run this command.

Auditing Events: N/A


/usr/sbin/imapd Contains the imapd command.
/etc/services Specifies the file with port assignments for required services. The following entry must be in this file:
imap2  143/tcp  # Internet Mail Access Protocol

Related Information

The pop3d daemon.

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