deliver


SYNOPSIS
       dovecot-lda [-ek] [-a address] [-c config_file] [-d username] [-f enve-
       lope_sender] [-m mailbox] [-o setting=value] [-p path]

DESCRIPTION
       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
           access later

       *   Quota enforcing by the quota plugin

       *   Sieve language support by the Pigeonhole sieve plugin

OPTIONS
       Options accepted by dovecot-lda:

       -a address
              Destination  address (e.g. user+ext@domain). Default is the same
              as username.

       -c config_file
              Alternative configuration file path.

       -d username
              Destination username.  If given, the user information is  looked
              up from userdb.  Typically used with virtual users, but not nec-
              essarily 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.

       -f envelope_sender
              Envelope sender address.

       -k     Don't clear all environment at startup.

       -m mailbox
              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.

       -o setting=value
              Overrides  the  configuration  setting  from  /etc/dovecot/dove-
              cot.conf and from the userdb with the given value.  In order  to
              override  multiple settings, the -o option may be specified mul-
              tiple times.

       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.
           (EX_NOPERM)

       75  A  temporary failure. This is returned for almost all failures. See
           the log file for details. (EX_TEMPFAIL)

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

       /etc/dovecot/conf.d/10-mail.conf
              Mailbox locations and namespaces.

       /etc/dovecot/conf.d/15-lda.conf
              LDA specific settings.

       /etc/dovecot/conf.d/90-plugin.conf
              Plugin specific settings.

       /etc/dovecot/conf.d/90-quota.conf
              Quota configuration.

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

SEE ALSO
       doveadm(1), dovecot(1), doveconf(1), dsync(1)

       Related MTA specific documentation:

       Postfix:
              postconf(5), transport(5), pipe(8)

       Exim:

       The accept router
              http://exim.org/exim-html-current/doc/html/spec_html/ch16.html

       Generic options for transports
              http://exim.org/exim-html-current/doc/html/spec_html/ch24.html

       The pipe transport
              http://exim.org/exim-html-current/doc/html/spec_html/ch29.html



Dovecot v2.0                      2011-01-16                    DOVECOT-LDA(1)
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