IMAP/POP3 Configuration

Igor Sysoev is at
Mon Feb 19 23:22:36 MSK 2007

On Mon, Feb 19, 2007 at 02:08:09PM -0600, Matthew Cowgur wrote:

> Ah, I see. So I can use it to proxy a request that comes in to
> to a mail server, then? Can someone suggest a good piece of
> mail software to use with Nginx, or does it matter more what kind of
> functionality I want?

You need nginx IMAP/POP3 proxy only if

1) you have several IMAP/POP3 backends,
2) you need the single enter point, say,,
3) and you have a LOT of IMAP/POP3 accounts (e.g. as )

Igor Sysoev

> On 2/19/07, Bob Ippolito <bob at> wrote:
> >
> >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.

More information about the nginx mailing list