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MAIDAG(8) System Administration Utilities MAIDAG(8)


maidag - 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
-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
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
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
-L, --libdir=DIR
append DIR to the list of directories searched for library files
add DIR to the beginning of the list of directories searched for library files
Configuration handling
load this configuration file; implies --no-config
check configuration file syntax and exit
verbosely log parsing of the configuration files
do not load site and user configuration files
do not load site-wide configuration file
do not load user configuration file
set configuration parameter
Informational options
show configuration file summary
show compilation options
-?, --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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