maidag(8) the mail delivery agent.


maidag [,OPTION/...] [,recipient/...]


GNU maidag -- the mail delivery agent.
General options
-d, --daemon[=,NUMBER/]
runs in daemon mode with a maximum of NUMBER children
remain in foreground
-f, -r, --from=,EMAIL/
specify the sender's name
-i, --inetd
run in inetd mode
operate in LMTP mode
force MDA mode even if not started as root
log to standard error
enable session transcript
deliver to given URLs
-x, --debug=,FLAGS/
enable debugging
Scripting options
Sieve options
clear Sieve include path
--clear-library-path, --clearpath
clear Sieve library path
-I, --includedir=,DIR/
append DIR to the list of directories searched for include files
add DIR to the beginning of the list of directories searched for library files
-L, --libdir=,DIR/
append DIR to the list of directories searched for library files
-l, --language=,STRING/
define scripting language for the next --script option
use this header to identify messages when logging Sieve actions
-s, --script=,PATTERN/
set name pattern for user-defined mail filter
Common options
--config-file=,FILE/, --rcfile=,FILE/
load this configuration file
show configuration file summary
--config-lint, --rcfile-lint
check configuration file syntax and exit
--config-verbose, --rcfile-verbose
verbosely log parsing of the configuration files
--no-site-config, --no-site-rcfile
do not load site configuration file
--no-user-config, --no-user-rcfile
do not load user configuration file
set configuration parameter
show compilation options
Global debugging settings
set Mailutils debugging level
show source info with debugging messages
output logs to syslog FACILITY
-M, --mailer=,MAILER/
use specified URL as the default mailer
-?, --help
give this help list
give a short usage message
-V, --version
print program version

Mandatory or optional arguments to long options are also mandatory or optional for any corresponding short options.

Debug flags are:

g - guile stack traces t - sieve trace (MU_SIEVE_DEBUG_TRACE) i - sieve instructions trace (MU_SIEVE_DEBUG_INSTR) l - sieve action logs 0-9 - Set maidag debugging level


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