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Warning: those guides are mostly obsolete, please have a look at the new documentation.


UW-IMAPD configuration
The UW IMAP server is the reference server implementation of the IMAP protocol. Mark Crispin wrote both, the imap daemon and the RFC.
Note uw-imapd serves /var/spool/mail/username as INBOX and user's home as imap folders.
Install the package,
or just get Pine sources,
and build it,
tar xvzf pine*.tar.gz
cd pine*
check for available targets,
ls -l pine/makefile*
then, for example,
./build NOSSL lnx
If this hasn't already been done (needed for cgywin),
mkdir /var/spool/
mkdir /var/spool/mail
ln -s /var/spool/mail /var/mail
Configure the service,
vi /etc/xinetd.d/imapdexample
for example,
service imap
    socket_type = stream
    wait = no
    server = /usr/sbin/uw-imapd
    user = exampleuser
    protocol = tcp
    disable = no
    port = 143
Start the daemon
Launch xinet,
or for Redhat systems,
service xinetd reload

(obsolete, see the new doc)