Setting up secure Cyrus
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Unlike other parts this one was the easiest to do so I'll just give a link to this article and summarize what it does to configure TLS with Cyrus IMAP.

First let's create the certificate (it's a single file we'll need):

shell$ cd /tmp
$ openssl req -new -nodes -out req.pem -keyout key.pem
$ openssl rsa -in key.pem -out new.key.pem
$ openssl x509 -in req.pem -out ca-cert -req -signkey new.key.pem -days 999
$ cp new.key.pem /var/imap/server.pem
$ cat ca-cert >>/var/imap/server.pem
$ chown cyrus:mail /var/imap/server.pem
$ chmod 400 /var/imap/server.pem

And now let's add the settings to /usr/local/etc/imapd.conf:

conftls_ca_file:      /var/imap/server.pem
tls_cert_file:    /var/imap/server.pem
tls_key_file:     /var/imap/server.pem

If you don't have secure imapd started in /usr/local/etc/cyrus.conf uncomment this line (you can have both imap and imaps running or only one of them):

confimaps		cmd="imapd -s" listen="imaps" prefork=0

You're done.