IMAP/POP3 Configuration

Bob Ippolito bob at
Mon Feb 19 23:01:04 MSK 2007

On 2/19/07, Matthew Cowgur <matt.cowgur at> wrote:
> I'm completely new to running a server, and I realized after looking through
> the wiki that the information & examples there regarding configuring the
> IMAP/POP3 module made absolutely no sense to me. Could someone give an
> example of a nginx.conf file that includes IMAP/POP3 configuration so I can
> get an idea of where it needs to go in there? Also, do I need another tool
> to setup email accounts, and if not, where does that configuration go?

nginx can proxy/load balance IMAP/POP3, but it is not a server. There
is an example of this on the wiki.

It doesn't sound like this is what you need though. You need another
software package entirely if you want to serve IMAP or POP3.


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