imap-server

IMAP Server module for Nodejs

npm install imap-server
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imap-server

IMAP Server module for Nodejs

This project is inspired by Haraka a SMTP server for Nodejs. All features of an IMAP server are implemented as plugins, so it can adapt to many use cases.

Installation

npm install imap-server

Usage

var ImapServer = require('imap-server');
var server = ImapServer();

// use plugin
var plugins = require('imap-server/plugins');
server.use(plugins.announce);
/* use more builtin or custom plugins... */

var net = require('net');
net.createServer(server).listen(process.env.IMAP_PORT || 143);

Plugins

Built-in plugins

announce

Required by IMAP4rev1. This plugin also send the optional capability list.

starttls

Provide encrypted communication for IMAP via the STARTTLS command.

server.use(plugins.starttls, {
    /* mandatory hash of options for crypto.createCredentials
     * http://nodejs.org/api/crypto.html#crypto_crypto_createcredentials_details
     * with at least key & cert
     */
    key: Buffer,
    cert: Buffer
});

debug

This plugin log various information.

authentification helper

Here's how to implement auth plain without worrying about the underlying protocol:

var WrapAuthPlain = require('imap-server/util/auth_plain_wrapper');

exports.auth_plain = WrapAuthPlain(function(connection, username, password, next) {
    if(username == "john.doe@example.com" && password == "foobar") {
        next(null, 'OK');
    }
    else {
        next(null, 'NO');
    }
});

Notes

  • Default port : 143
  • SSL port : 993
  • rfc3501 (IMAP4rev1) : http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3501
  • return flags : OK, NO, BAD

  • getCapabilities ( connection ) Sync, return [cap, ...]

  • register
  • connection ( connection, next )
  • starttls ( next )
  • auth_* ( next )
  • unknown_command ( connection, line, next )
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