IMAP Proxy?

rainer at rainer at
Tue Aug 31 18:24:03 MSD 2010

>   Can nginx be used as a proxy for IMAP, so that multiple users can
> connect to nginx but the proxied server only sees one connection? If so,
> how would this be configured?
> Background: We have 20 users who all need access to read/move emails in
> a single IMAP mailbox, however our current hosting company is limiting
> our connections to one "user" per IP, or around 10 connections (since
> most mail clients open multiple connections to the server).

IMAP is not designed to handle that, AFAIK.
It's a ...not-so-great... idea to begin with.
Why do 20 users have to fuzz around a single mailbox?


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