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Re: Newbie Help: IMAP Server
- From: Kevin Camera <kcamera at kevshouse dot homeip dot net>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2003 07:56:51 -0700
- Subject: Re: Newbie Help: IMAP Server
On Saturday, August 30, 2003, at 06:35 AM, Bill McCormick wrote:
1. How to I configure the IMAP demon, setup an account on it, etc.
start with 'man 8c uw-imapd' (and see docs in \usr\doc\Cygwin)
The docs leave out a few tricks you need to get the latest version
working. First, you need to add Everyone to /etc/passwd. Corinna has
already mentioned this is not ideal, but if you want this version of
imapd to work, you need to do it anyway until it's fixed. Here's the
Other than that, the server just runs -- there are no configuration
files or anything. By default it will use built-in Cygwin
authentication, so use whatever username/password you would for the
rest of the system. However, if you want to use CRAM-MD5
authentication, you need to patch the source. I wrote a temporary
patch to get it working -- search the archive to find it.
2. How do I run it?
how about '/usr/sbin/uw-imapd.exe'
This will do nothing but let you interact with it on the console.
IMAPD is an inetd-based service, and must be launched by inetd or
xinetd. Read those docs in /usr/doc and it will say how to set up
inetd to enable IMAP.
3. How do I configure it/cygwin so that is starts whenever the
machine boots up?
cygrunsrv (see docs on this for how to setup cygwin services)
Note that you will be launching *inetd* as a service, not the IMAP
server directly. So make sure you clean up your configuration for
inetd if you're worried about security (by disabling the services in
inetd which you don't want running).
If there's obvious docs that answer these, please point me in the
You did the right thing. I spent several days getting uw-imapd
running. It's a great server, but there are a couple glitches on
Cygwin. I'd like to fix them myself if I can find some time...
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