DOVECOT-LDA(1) Dovecot DOVECOT-LDA(1)
dovecot-lda - Dovecot's local mail delivery agent
dovecot-lda [-ek] [-a address] [-c config_file] [-d username] [-f enve-
lope_sender] [-m mailbox] [-o setting=value] [-p path]
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
* Quota enforcing by the quota plugin
* Sieve language support by the Pigeonhole sieve plugin
Options accepted by dovecot-lda:
Destination address (e.g. user+ext@domain). Default is the same
Alternative configuration file path.
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.
Envelope sender address.
-k Don't clear all environment at startup.
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.
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-
Path to the mail to be delivered instead of reading from stdin.
If using maildir the file is hard linked to the destination if
possible. This allows a single mail to be delivered to multiple
users using hard links, but currently it also prevents deliver
from updating cache file so it shouldn't be used unless really
dovecot-lda will exit with one of the following values:
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.
75 A temporary failure. This is returned for almost all failures. See
the log file for details. (EX_TEMPFAIL)
Dovecot's main configuration file.
Mailbox locations and namespaces.
LDA specific settings.
Plugin specific settings.
Report bugs, including doveconf -n output, to the Dovecot Mailing List
<firstname.lastname@example.org>. Information about reporting bugs is available
doveadm(1), dovecot(1), doveconf(1), dsync(1)
Related MTA specific documentation:
postconf(5), transport(5), pipe(8)
The accept router
Generic options for transports
The pipe transport
Dovecot v2.2 2011-01-16 DOVECOT-LDA(1)
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