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

  • Parallels Plesk Panel for Linux/Unix
  • Parallels Plesk Panel for Windows


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

Plesk for Linux:

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

  --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

Plesk for Windows:

Warning! Only settings that were applied to mailboxes through Parallels Plesk Panel interface or command-line utilities will be restored by mchk. Any custom configuration options, applied by other means (e.g. through mail server's configuration console), will be lost.

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

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

Usage example:

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

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