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

Problem:
Mail server is running but login always fails.

Diagnosis:
# telnet localhost 143
Trying 127.0.0.1...
Connected to localhost.
Escape character is '^]'.
* OK [CAPABILITY IMAP4rev1 UIDPLUS CHILDREN NAMESPACE THREAD=ORDEREDSUBJECT THREAD=REFERENCES SORT QUOTA IDLE ACL ACL2=UNION STARTTLS]
1 login test@testdomain.com.hk testpassword
1 NO Login failed.

Solution:
This maybe caused by mail configuration in Plesk getting corrupted or not in sync. Run the following command as root to repair the configuration.

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

Ref:
http://kb.parallels.com/en/944
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