Troubleshooting mailserver (Postfix, Dovecot) on Ubuntu Server 9.10?

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Published on 2010-03-11T07:42:17Z Indexed on 2010/03/11 18:35 UTC
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I have configured a mail server with Postfix and Dovecot on Ubuntu Server 9.10. I followed the guidelines here (using Maildir):

The tests seemed alright so I connected it to GMail which is able to connect and fetch e-mails. But since there's no e-mail in the Maildir/ directory I can't decide if the problem is Postfix or Dovecot. And I am totally new to mailservers so I don't know where to start troubleshooting.

So, I want to start by testing Dovecot. How can I create a fake "Hello World"-email directly on the server (using a text editor) so that I can try to fetch it with GMail?

If Dovecot is alright, where do I start looking for errors in Postfix?

Thank you for your time.

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