How to uninstall courier-imap from Ubuntu

Uninstall courier-imap

To uninstall just courier-imap package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove courier-imap

Uninstall courier-imap and it's dependent packages

To uninstall the courier-imap package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed on Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get autoremove courier-imap

Purging courier-imap

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of courier-imap from Ubuntu then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge courier-imap

To delete configuration and/or data files of courier-imap and it's dependencies from Ubuntu then execute:

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge courier-imap

courier-imap package information

name courier-imap
section mail

Courier mail server - IMAP server


More information about apt-get remove

Advanced Package Tool, or APT, is a free software user interface that works with core libraries to handle the installation and removal of software on Debian, Ubuntu and other Linux distributions. APT simplifies the process of managing software on Unix-like computer systems by automating the retrieval, configuration and installation of software packages, either from precompiled files or by compiling source code.

apt-get is the command-line tool for handling packages, and may be considered the user's "back-end" to other tools using the APT library.

apt-get remove is identical to install except that packages are removed instead of installed. Note that removing a package leaves its configuration files on the system. If a plus sign is appended to the package name (with no intervening space), the identified package will be installed instead of removed.

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How to install courier-imap package on Ubuntu