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Plugin for interacting with an IMAP server via acthex (compatible with hexlite).
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IMAP Plugin for ACTHEX

This a plugin for interacting with IMAP servers from ACTHEX. It partially implements the client-side of the Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) to allow the integration of email messages into ACTHEX programs.

A brief overview of the external atoms and action atoms this plugin consists of is provided at


The IMAP plugin can be used like any other plugin for ACTHEX. E.g. to use it with HEXLite's ACTHEX implementation, you can run

acthex --plugin imapplugin ACTHEXFILE


To run the tests, provided in tests/testcases, Dovecot needs to be installed locally and configured to be reachable at localhost:10143 and run without root privileges. In the following, a brief instruction, on how to install Dovecot, is given:

  • Download Dovecot sources (e.g. v2.2.36 from

  • Install Dovecot:

     ./configure --prefix=[PREFIX]/dovecot
     make install
  • Copy the tests/dovecot.conf to [PREFIX]/dovecot/etc/dovecot/ and

    • replace each occurrence of [PREFIX] in [PREFIX]/dovecot/etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf with the actual prefix and
    • replace each occurrence of [USER] in [PREFIX]/dovecot/etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf with your user name.
  • OR follow the instructions provided at

Once Dovecot is installed, the tests can be run inside the repository with

python tests/ [PREFIX]/dovecot
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