You are having problems sending/receiving E-Mails and wonder why:
Q1) Where are the log files?
su; # become admin doveadm log find; # find the location of the log files Debug: /var/log/dovecot.log Info: /var/log/dovecot.log Warning: /var/log/dovecot.log Error: /var/log/dovecot.log Fatal: /var/log/dovecot.log less +F /var/log/dovecot.log; # open the file with less in FOLLOW mode, meaning: it will update LIVE as soon as new lines are generated by dovecot # you can cancel FOLLOW mode by hitting Ctrl+C, now you can scroll up and down with the arrow keys through the log file # same navigation as with vim, hit g twice [g][g] (g twice) to get to beginning of file, hit [G][G] (Shift+G twice) to go to end of file
if you now send an E-Mail dovecot should generate some line like:
Apr 27 14:12:55 imap-login: Info: Login: user=<email@example.com>, method=PLAIN, rip=188.8.131.52, lip=184.108.40.206, mpid=32107, TLS, session=<8G59qrMU6gAFx7De> # mpid = master process id, rip = ? , lip = ?