How can I check email server is working or not via SSH?

Kaz Wolfe

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Is it possible to check my email server is working or not via SSH without using a email client program to test send/receive emails?
 
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The simplest way is to check the mail server log files.

- Open the log file with tail -f /path/to/log
- Send an email message from another account to an email account using your mail server and watch the logs.
- If you want to test the outgoing traffic, use a command line tool such as mailx
 
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