[Dovecot] local auth

Olivier Tharan olive at pasteur.fr
Sat May 15 10:50:29 EEST 2004

Kees Cook wrote:
> Is there a way to run dovecot locally as a user, like uw-imap lets you 
> do?  I want to use dovecot with fetchmail over ssh...  I couldn't find 
> anything in the archives on this.

Of course, you can. Just exec the /usr/local/libexec/dovecot/imap binary 
(or wherever it is located in your system -- I use the FreeBSD path). 
Launching the binary as a user will get you into pre-authenticated mode, 
just the way you want.


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