Disallow acces via imap, but keep lmtp running

Ionel Spanachi {HfG} ionel.spanachi at hfg-karlsruhe.de
Wed Dec 16 09:02:57 EET 2020

On 16.12.20 00:05, Julian Kippels wrote:
> I thought about that, but that would also kill their access to wifi and
> other services, because it all comes from the same LDAP.
> Julian
> Am Tue, 15 Dec 2020 23:37:58 +0100
> schrieb Jos <jos at cloudzeeland.nl>:
>> You could change their password temporily and do the migration?
>> — Verstuurd via een mobiele telefoon
>>> Op 15 dec. 2020 om 23:22 heeft Julian Kippels <kippels at hhu.de> het
>>> volgende geschreven:
>>> 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

Temporarily modify ldap filters (presumably in /etc/dovecot/dovecot-ldap.conf.ext) in such a way, that it never matches?

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