Email Server Setup - Followed a Tutorial but emails not going through

  • Posted January 25, 2015

I have a VPS on Digital Ocean and running a fresh Ubuntu LAMP installation. I used these three tutorials to setup an email server with Postfix, Dovecot, ViMbAdmin, RoundCube:

I went through the tutorials mostly without problems and everything seems to be working properly. I can login to ViMbAdmin and created a test email account for my domain which I can login to with RoundCube. However the problem I am having is that I cannot login to the same email account with Thunderbird and I cannot sucessfully send or receive emails through RoundCube.

Does anyone have any idea what things I could check that might be causing me problems?


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I took the log by clearing the data and then sending a new email.

Also it turns out that I actually am able to send mail it was just going into the spam folder and I didn’t notice, however I still cannot receive. I am testing to and from with my gmail account.



Where would I find those log/error files?

Could you pastebin your Postfix configuration so we could analyse it? Do not forger your mail.err / mail.log aswell.