Mailu configuration settings¶
SECRET_KEY must be changed for every setup and set to a 16 bytes
randomly generated value. It is intended to secure authentication cookies
among other critical uses.
DOMAIN holds the main e-mail domain for the server. This email domain
is used for bounce emails, for generating the postmaster email and other
HOSTNAMES are all public hostnames for the mail server. Mailu supports
a mail server with multiple hostnames. The first declared hostname is the main
hostname and will be exposed over SMTP, IMAP, etc.
POSTMASTER is the local part of the postmaster email address. It is
recommended to setup a generic value and later configure a mail alias for that
AUTH_RATELIMIT holds a security setting for fighting attackers that
try to guess user passwords. The value is the limit of requests that a single
IP address can perform against IMAP, POP and SMTP authentication endpoints.
MESSAGE_SIZE_LIMIT is the maximum size of a single email. It should not
be too low to avoid dropping legitimate emails and should not be too high to
avoid filling the disks with large junk emails.
RELAYNETS are network addresses for which mail is relayed for free with
no authentication required. This should be used with great care. It is
recommended to include your Docker internal network addresses if other Docker
containers use Mailu as their mail relay.
RELAYHOST is an optional address of a mail server relaying all outgoing
FETCHMAIL_DELAY is a delay (in seconds) for the fetchmail service to
go and fetch new email if available. Do not use too short delays if you do not
want to be blacklisted by external services, but not too long delays if you
want to receive your email in time.
RECIPIENT_DELIMITED is a character used to delimit localpart from a
custom address part. For instance, if set to
+, users can use addresses
firstname.lastname@example.org to deliver mail to
This is useful to provide external parties with different email addresses and
later classify incoming mail based on the custom part.
DMARC_RUF are DMARC protocol specific values. They hold
the localpart for DMARC rua and ruf email addresses.
WEB_ADMIN contains the path to the main admin interface, while
WEB_WEBMAIL contains the path to the Web email client.
WEBSITE are customization options for the panel menu
in the admin interface, while
SITENAME is a customization option for
every Web interface.
PASSWORD_SCHEME is the password encryption scheme. You should use the
default value, unless you are importing password from a separate system and
want to keep using the old password encryption scheme.
Various environment variables
HOST_* can be used to run Mailu containers
separately from a supported orchestrator. It is used by the various components
to find the location of the other containers it depends on. They can contain an
optional port number. Those variables are:
HOST_IMAP: the container that is running the IMAP server (default:
imap, port 143)
HOST_LMTP: the container that is running the LMTP server (default:
HOST_HOSTIMAP: the container that is running the IMAP server for the webmail (default:
imap, port 10143)
HOST_POP3: the container that is running the POP3 server (default:
imap, port 110)
HOST_SMTP: the container that is running the SMTP server (default:
smtp, port 25)
HOST_AUTHSMTP: the container that is running the authenticated SMTP server for the webnmail (default:
smtp, port 10025)
HOST_ADMIN: the container that is running the admin interface (default:
HOST_ANTISPAM: the container that is running the antispam service (default:
HOST_WEBMAIL: the container that is running the webmail (default:
HOST_WEBDAV: the container that is running the webdav server (default:
HOST_REDIS: the container that is running the redis daemon (default:
Additional variables are used to locate other containers without dialing a specific port number. It is used to either whitelist connection from these addresses or connect to containers on the docker network:
FRONT_ADDRESS: the nginx container address (default:
WEBMAIL_ADDRESS: the webmail container address (default:
IMAP_ADDRESS: the webmail container address (default: