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How do I start and stop the POP and IMAP servers?

For the courier versions, a handy symlink is created so you can simply type the following:

  • imap start
  • pop3 start
  • imapssl start
  • pop3ssl start

Stopping works exactly the same way:

  • imap stop
  • pop3 stop
  • imapssl stop
  • pop3ssl stop

If you are using qmail-pop3d (the default config), then you'll instead use svc to start and stop the pop3 daemon. To stop:

  • svc -dx /var/service/pop3

To start:

  • svc -u /var/service/pop3

Last modified on 4/28/05.