IMAP4 Configuration

Consult imapserver-template.xml in SVN to get some examples and hints.

The IMAP4 service is controlled by a configuration block in the imap4server.xml. The imap4server tag defines the boundaries of the configuration block. It encloses all the relevant configuration for the IMAP4 server. The behavior of the IMAP4 service is controlled by the attributes and children of this tag.

This tag has an optional boolean attribute - enabled - that defines whether the service is active or not. The value defaults to "true" if not present.

The standard children of the imapserver tag are:

bind
Configure this to bind to a specific inetaddress. This is an optional integer value. This value is the port on which this IMAP4 server is configured to listen. If the tag or value is absent then the service will bind to all network interfaces for the machine If the tag or value is omitted, the value will default to the standard IMAP4 port port 143 is the well-known/IANA registered port for IMAP port 993 is the well-known/IANA registered port for IMAPS ie over SSL/TLS
connectionBacklog
compress
true or false - Use or don't use COMPRESS extension.
maxLineLength
Maximal allowed line-length before a BAD response will get returned to the client This should be set with caution as a to high value can make the server a target for DOS (Denial of Service)!
inMemorySizeLimit
10MB size limit before we will start to stream to a temporary file
tls
Set to true to support STARTTLS or SSL for the Socket. To use this you need to copy sunjce_provider.jar to /path/james/lib directory. To create a new keystore execute: keytool -genkey -alias james -keyalg RSA -keystore /path/to/james/conf/keystore
handler.helloName
This is the name used by the server to identify itself in the IMAP4 protocol. If autodetect is TRUE, the server will discover its own host name and use that in the protocol. If discovery fails, the value of 'localhost' is used. If autodetect is FALSE, James will use the specified value.
handler.connectiontimeout
Connection timeout in secconds
handler.connectionLimit
Set the maximum simultaneous incoming connections for this service
handler.connectionLimitPerIP
Set the maximum simultaneous incoming connections per IP for this service
handler.handlerchain
This loads the core CommandHandlers. Only remove this if you really know what you are doing