A fullstack but simple mail server (smtp, imap, antispam, antivirus...).
Only configuration files, no SQL database. Keep it simple and versioned.
Easy to deploy and upgrade.
- postfix with smtp auth
- courier-imap with ssl support
- spamassasin supporting custom rules
- clamav with automatic updates
- LetsEncrypt and self-signed certificates
- optional pop3 server
- integration tests
- automated builds on docker hub
Why I created this image: Simple mail server with Docker
Before you open an issue, please have a look this
README, the FAQ and Postfix documentation.
# get latest image docker pull tvial/docker-mailserver # create a "docker-compose.yml" file containing: mail: image: tvial/docker-mailserver hostname: mail domainname: domain.com # your FQDN will be 'mail.domain.com' ports: - "25:25" - "143:143" - "587:587" - "993:993" volumes: - ./spamassassin:/tmp/spamassassin/ - ./postfix:/tmp/postfix/ # start he container docker-compose up -d mail
Managing users and aliases
Users are managed in
Just add the full email address and its password separated by a pipe.
Please first read Postfix documentation on virtual aliases.
Aliases are managed in
An alias is a full email address that will be:
- delivered to an existing account in
- redirected to one or more other email adresses
Alias and target are space separated.
# Alias to existing account firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com # Forward to external email address firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
- empty (default) => SSL disabled
- letsencrypt => Enables Let's Encrypt certificates
- self-signed => Enables self-signed certificates
- empty (default) => POP3 service disabled
- 1 => Enables POP3 service
Please read how the container starts to understand what's expected.
Please read SSL.md for more information.
Things to do or to improve are stored on Github, some open by myself. Feel free to improve this docker image.
- Add integration tests in
- Build image and run tests using
- Document your improvements
- Commit, push and make a pull-request