mail server

Testing Dovecot

Testing POP3

Remember that plain text login is allowed only from localhost.

# telnet [your-IP] 110
Trying [your-IP]...
Connected to [your-IP].
Escape character is '^]'.
+OK Dovecot ready.
+OK Logged in.
+OK Logging out.
Connection closed by foreign host.

Check also the secure POP connection on port 995

openssl s_client -connect [your-IP]:995

Testing IMAP

Now let's test the IMAP server. This plain text login test is allowed only from localhost.

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Testing simscan

Send a message mailtest.txt to a user and check the simscan's response: