Disallow acces via imap, but keep lmtp running

Jeremy Ardley jeremy at ardley.org
Wed Dec 16 01:13:49 EET 2020

On 16/12/20 6:16 am, Julian Kippels wrote:
> Hi all,
> what is the best way to temporarily disable access to a mailbox via
> imap, but keep it possible to deliver to the mailbox via lmtp?
> I want to migrate some mailboxes around and would like to ensure that
> the users cannot access their mail while doing so.
> I would like to keep the users from logging in entirely rather than
> setting ACLs.
> Thanks in advance
> Julian

Comment out the sections in dovecot.conf that configure the imap service 
but leave the lmtp service running.

Alternatively set an iptables rule to block the imap and imaps ports.


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