location of emails postfix

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by Tom John, May 23, 2019.

  1. Tom John

    Tom John Active Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Hi guys,

    i use the standard installation of ubuntu 18.04 with isconfig, postfix, dovecot
    Now i have the problem, that i can not receive or send email.
    where do i find the stored emails on the server from the users?
    how can i find out what is going wrong on the server? is there a procedure how to go step by step?

    thanks and kind regards
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Emails are stored in subfolders of /ver/vmail/

    Check the /var/log/mail.log to find out why you can not send or receive email.
  3. Tom John

    Tom John Active Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Hi Till,
    thanks for your answer.
    maybe if i could ask 2 more questions:
    1.i can not find my emails even i am in the users mail dir.
    [email protected]:~# ls /var/vmail/rooms-tenerife.com/info/Maildir/
    cur              dovecot-uidvalidity           dovecot.index.cache  new            tmp
    dovecot-uidlist  dovecot-uidvalidity.5c9faaad  dovecot.index.log    subscriptions
    2.when i send an email from me.com account i see in the logs of the server who receives the email this:
    May 23 19:13:02 server1 postfix/smtps/smtpd[27195]: connect from st43p00im-ztbu10063701.me.com[]
    so i assume that there was a connect from me.com mailserver. but i dont see the email itself.
    thanks again for being so kind to help me

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