Module ngx_mail_imap_module


Syntax:imap_auth method ...;
Default:imap_auth plain;
Context:mail , server

Sets permitted methods of authentication for IMAP clients. Supported methods are:

Syntax:imap_capabilities extension ...;
Default:imap_capabilities IMAP4 IMAP4rev1 UIDPLUS;
Context:mail , server

Sets the IMAP protocol extensions list that is passed to the client in response to the CAPABILITY command. The authentication methods specified in the imap_auth directive and STARTTLS are automatically added to this list depending on the starttls directive value.

It makes sense to specify the extensions supported by the IMAP backends to which the clients are proxied (if these extensions are related to commands used after the authentication, when nginx transparently proxies a client connection to the backend).

The current list of standardized extensions is published at

Syntax:imap_client_buffer size;
Default:imap_client_buffer 4k|8k;
Context:mail , server

Sets the size of the buffer used for reading IMAP commands. By default, the buffer size is equal to one memory page. This is either 4K or 8K, depending on a platform.