I'm new to testing and doing my dissertation on server testing.I 've set up an intranet for this purpose,the ubuntu server has Apache webserver,ecomm shopping portal & a mail server(courier imap)installed on it.my first aim was to load test the web server which i accomplished my sending concurrent Http Get requests using a multithreaded python code....Now i would like to load test the courier-imap mail server,but do not know how to do it.Would scripting a python code that can send email to my mailbox & putting it in a loop do the job>?or am i missing something here?Could anyone guide me to what exactly i should be doing to load test the imap server...Thanks in advance