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I have a project installing postfix+dovecot and squirrelmail from source. My problem is i dont know how to test my postfix and dovecot that it is running. Can you give ...
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    postfix+dovecot+squirrelmail installation from source need help


    I have a project installing postfix+dovecot and squirrelmail from source.
    My problem is i dont know how to test my postfix and dovecot that it is running. Can you give me some commands to test it....

    And also can i ask steps on squirrelmail installation and configuration with postfix and dovecot!!!


    Thanks a lot!!!!!

    I really need your help!!!!

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    to test postfix thats easy

    If you can do this from a computer outside your local network that'd be great. If not lets see if you got the local part in the main.cf right.

    Lets see if postfix is going to deliver mail for our test user.

    telnet localhost 25
    ehlo mail.testmail.org
    mail from:<test@testmail.org>
    rcpt to:<cactus@virtualdomain.tld>
    data
    This is a test email.

    .
    quit



    change those values iin the <> and after ehlo to your info


    should produce output like this..

    Trying 192.168.1.113...
    Connected to arch.
    Escape character is '^]'.
    220 mail.yourserver.org ESMTP Postfix
    ehlo mail.yourserver.org
    250-mail.yourserver.org
    250-PIPELINING
    250-SIZE 10240000
    250-VRFY
    250-ETRN
    250 8BITMIME
    mail from:<dethwish@ptd.net>
    250 Ok
    rcpt to:<richiefrich@yourserver.org>
    250 Ok
    data
    354 End data with <CR><LF>.<CR><LF>
    This is a test email.
    .

    250 Ok: queued as 1AE962151C
    quit
    221 Bye
    Connection closed by foreign host.


    As for squirrelmail load it up in the browser does mail come in? If n ot then you dont have Mail delivery agent/filter Postfix + procmail + Dovecot I think you are missing and app

    And as to test Dovecot -> once running and configured, just connect to it as a normal pop3 or imap server.

    I might be wrong on the promail but i use it.. and it sorts the mail
    what distro? I was wondering as I was answering..

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