Port 993 support in Archiveopteryx

Before STARTTLS was introduced, some clients and servers wrapped IMAP in SSL on port 993. We recommend using STARTTLS, but also support the wrapping approach.

To use wrapping, enable use-imaps in archiveopteryx.conf, and if necessary set imaps-address and perhaps imaps-port.

The most common reason to use port 993 is to ensure that only encrypted mail access is possible. Archiveopteryx provides a better way to ensure that, namely the allow-plaintext-access configuration variable. allow-plaintext-access covers all mail access, not just IMAP.

In case of questions, please write to info@aox.org.

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Last modified: 2010-11-19
Location: aox.org/imap/port993