As an alternative to existing similar IMAP servers, Binc IMAP strives to be very easy to use, but robust, stable and secure. It aims at being absolutely compliant with the IMAP4rev1 protocol, and simple and modular in design, making it very easy for third parties to utilize the source code and enhance the product. . This package sets up the bincimaps service to listen on 0.0.0.0:993 using the ipsvd and runit package, and additionally provides a service directory to easily enable a bincimap service without SSL support. A bincimap package already is in the Debian archive, and currently enables an imaps service through inetd automatically. The package provides the virtual package 'imap-server', and conflicts with other packages providing 'imap-server'. This makes it rather difficult to have multiple imap servers installed on a system simultaneously, even though there are actually no namespace conflicts. The only conflict generally is that packages providing 'imap-server' listen on the same local socket. I intend to package bincimap-run to enable users to have the bincimap programs installed next to other imap servers on their systems, and so to run different imap servers on different local addresses if desired, without forcing the package management system. If not desired, the user can install the bincimap-run package that automatically sets up the imaps service. So when introducing the bincimap-run package, the bincimap package will change to not enable any service automatically, and will no longer provide/conflict with 'imap-server', but the new package will. I've already done this with the socklog and twoftpd packages, see these package sources for details if you're interested. Regards, Gerrit.
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