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Debian 8.5 - Postfix - Dovecot: setup completed - mails don't reach destination mail address

I have deployed a fresh Debian 8.5 image from DO, and both Postfix (2.11.3) and Dovecot (2.2.13) according to these tutorials: — How To Set Up a Postfix E-Mail Server with Dovecot (https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-a-postfix-e-mail-server-with-dovecot) — How To Set Up a Postfix Email Server with Dovecot: Dynamic Maildirs and LMTP (https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-a-postfix-email-server-with-dovecot-dynamic-maildirs-and-lmtp)

Then, sending test mails from the command line with “mail xxxxxx@hotmail.com”, they don’t reach that account, and there are no errors in [/var/log/] mail.log, mail.err, mail.warn, syslog.

I’m lost :( Need your quick help in order to be able to get my mail server running…!

Thanks in advance, Alec.

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This question was answered by @ryanpq:

A few places I would check to start troubleshooting this:

Are you receiving any bounce messages?

Are there any messages in your log files for the send attempts, are they rejected immediately?

Have you set up SPF records for your domain authorizing your server to send messages for it?

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