Mail server does not work. How to repair the mail server configuration

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  • Plesk
  • MT:05f4c42c93a5512a818b7c2c1c18b43c

Created:

2016-11-16 13:14:54 UTC

Modified:

2017-02-21 12:06:11 UTC

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Mail server does not work. How to repair the mail server configuration

Question

Mail server does not work on the Plesk server:

  • Unable to send/receive messages.
  • mail_auth_view utility does not show any mail accounts.
  • SPF checking of incoming emails is not triggered.
  • etc...

How to repair mail server configuration?

Answer

Use the mchk utility in order to repair/rebuild the mail server configuration and to restore the settings for all mailboxes created in Plesk.

For Linux:

 # /usr/local/psa/admin/sbin/mchk --help
Restore settings for all mailboxes.
Usage: /usr/local/psa/admin/sbin/mchk [OPTION]

OPTIONS:
--without-spam restore all settings except for SpamAssassin configuration
--with-spam restore all settings
--spam-only restore only SpamAssassin settings

Usage example:

# /usr/local/psa/admin/sbin/mchk --with-spam

For Windows:

Warning! Only the settings that were applied to mailboxes through the Plesk interface or command-line utilities will be restored by mchk. Any custom configuration options applied by other means (e.g., through your mail server's configuration console) will be lost. For more details, please read the What does mchk command do article.

 C:\\>"%plesk_bin%\\mchk" --help
usage: mchk [options] ...

--help
--all [--fix=all|local]
--domain --domain-name= [--fix=local]
--domains --domain-names=| [--via-file] [--fix=local]
--all-domains [--fix=local]
--global-settings

Usage example:

C:\\>"%plesk_bin%\\mchk" --all
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