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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 envelope_sender] [-m mailbox] [-o set-
       ting=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  mail-
       box, 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 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 necessarily 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/dovecot.conf and from the userdb with the given
              value.  In order to override multiple settings, the -o option may be specified multiple times.

       -p path
              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 necessary.

       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. (EX_NOPERM)

       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.

              Quota configuration.

       Report bugs, including doveconf -n output, to the  Dovecot  Mailing  List  <>.   Information
       about reporting bugs is available at:

       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)