Re: Why are you interested in iRedMail?

Thanks for sharing, @centosnoob smile


Re: Why are you interested in iRedMail?

Having search for a solution to replace an Exchange + AD system with an OpenSource solution for a while. Did look at Kerio, Zentyal, Kolab, Kopano, Zimbra and Sogo from their respective free/open version, and also made a deep investigation into the available documentations and forum contents.

So far the iRedmail packaging is the far best I've seen, and answers to almost every questions I come across can be found in the existing iRedMail documentation or on the forum site.
Since all modules are "standard" open source projects, it's easy to find  more information for specific issues, like OpenLdap or Postfix elsewhere.

Once I tried the installation and got it up and running in an hour or so, I didn't bother to check the other test systems again. We have now started a project to migrate our Exchange server, and to use OpenLDAP instead of Active directory for our application servers (Gitlab, Confluence, Jira, etc).

Thanks for a really good product.


Re: Why are you interested in iRedMail?

I was looking for a groupware solution that was using Postfix and Dovecot in the backend, since I wanted to get away from proprietary solutions. I had to be free of charge if I'm willing to do certain tasks myself, since it's only used for non-commercial purposes and my budget isn't big enough for anything costly.

I've been using Zarafa before, but since they changed their product to "Kopano" and won't provide *.deb-files anymore (and compiling from source isn't really documented at all), I first tried building my own solution using docker. It worked reasonably well, but lacked good user-management without tinkering a lot in SQL-databases myself.

After I installed SOGo as a front-end myself and researching some configuration specifics, I stumbled upon iRedMail, and it offers everything I need. So, I scratched my docker-solution and, since my server was pretty clean anyway, gave this a go.

Installation went smoothly and the customization options you have are perfect for me. Also, this software seems pretty actively maintained and has an active community around it, and that was also something I was looking for. Since it comes pre-packaged with SOGo for all my ActiveSync-needs out of the box, it was a perfect fit.

Thanks to ZhangHuangbin and team, well done and I'm looking forward to learning more about this package and keeping it up and running for a long time.


Re: Why are you interested in iRedMail?

Thank you for sharing, @swejun, @evilstiefel. big_smile


Does my reply help a little? How about buying me a cup of coffee ($5) as an encouragement?

buy me a cup of coffee

80 (edited by smithbenjamin701 2018-03-02 23:42:36)

Re: Why are you interested in iRedMail?

ZhangHuangbin wrote:

Hi, guys.

I was asked to answer this question, and i want to hear from you.

Why are you interested in iRedMail? write down your opinions below please smile

  1. Easy and fast to deploy without pain?

  2. Full-featured?

  3. Stable?

  4. (one of) the right way to build an open source mail server solution? Most components used in iRedMail are provided by Linux distributions officially. it means iRedMail users can get software update support as long time as the distribution itself.

  5. Great customer support via forum? Installation, migration, intergration.

  6. the project is being supported and actively worked on. @gscott187

  7. have the full participation of the technical community and hence knowledge base benefits. @gscott187

  8. It uses mainstream, tried and tested components. @gscott187

Obviously, all who are interested in good business should use email marketing. On our project - https://greatpaper.co.uk/ we also use e-marketing to ensure maximum engagement of our customers and get more orders, and iRedMail perfectly copes with these tasks.  Thanks to the proper planning of our marketing companies, we achieve excellent results through email marketing smile
Good luck, Benjamin!


Re: Why are you interested in iRedMail?

Fast, reliable, open, easy to deploy.

I'd buy a pro version if I could pay a monthly subscription. Pay $500 is too much for one shot.


Re: Why are you interested in iRedMail?

Easy to deploy, with the trust that the package has everhting you need. Like a modern mailsystem.

dovecot and Postfix are pretty basic, like e-mail. Now a days you need much more then a basic mail system. There is to much other crap that is flying around the internet and it is hard to keep up if this is not your daily business.

Also it is pretty stable and there is a lot of information available because is all open source. iRedMail combines all the necessary open source programs.

This makes iRedMail pretty handy!


Re: Why are you interested in iRedMail?

I've been wanting to try out iRedMail for awhile but didn't have the chance. When the chance finally came, iRedMail was the first thing I thought of. What I like about it so far:-

1. Streamlined installer. Run the installer, have a cup of coffee and it's ready.

2. Simple UI interface for managing email accounts.

3. Option to choose Apache or Nginx, I went with Nginx

4. Option to choose different backends, I went with MySQL

5. Supports FreeBSD! It's installed on a FreeBSD 11.2-RELEASE 64bit VPS

Besides the entire email package of iRedMail, I also manage to run a couple of websites on it. Mainly Wordpress, a WhatsApp Click to Chat site and a Nucleus install. Took some thinkering but everything is working smoothly now.

Kudos to iRedMail devs for making it what it is today.


Re: Why are you interested in iRedMail?

I wanted to setup my own Mail Server was a project at first but i have a homelab and wanted to setup my own Server running Ubuntu Server 16.04 in a VM.

1 Easy to setup although i have tried other methods.

2 UI looks great although i use Roundcube and a App on my phone called K9 Mail i create users via MariaDB.

3 Get to choose which Web Server to use i choose nginx.

4 Get to chose which database to use i went with MariaDB.

5 Comes with Spamassassin and ClaimAV which is great.

Its grate to deploy whether you're in a Business or a Homelab.

One thing i wlll mention tho is that to fix delayed mail you require to remove Greylisting in /opt/iredapd/settings.py.

Overall im happy to have my own Mail Server up and running. Great Project.

Happy Server Life.

85 (edited by kushang.parikh 2019-10-17 16:10:35)

Re: Why are you interested in iRedMail?

is source code for iRedMail editable as it is opensource? can I change the iRedMail code like css, logo, html page, some js function or business logic by editing its source code?
I try to find its source code but it seems all packages are encrypted and binaries and deployment scripts are present as open source.
Please if you are aware of this, can you guide me on this.
Thanks in advance.


Re: Why are you interested in iRedMail?

Mainly for this:

1)    Easy and fast to deploy without pain? Yes its very fast

2)    Full-featured? yes, i can apply all i need

3)    Stable? I am a new user, but I will test with +600 users


Re: Why are you interested in iRedMail?

ZhangHuangbin wrote:

Hi, guys.

I was asked to answer this question, and i want to hear from you.

Why are you interested in iRedMail? write down your opinions below please smile

I'm interested in it, because I want to set up a reliable and safe email server without the hassle of weeks of studying Linux drama only to crater my server.


Re: Why are you interested in iRedMail?

I used to run my own email server about 20 years ago and now I have the chance to do it again. One feature of iRedMail that interests me is that it uses LDAP, which I could access for other websites I want to setup. I tried installing iRedMail and it was extremely easy; the hardest part was gettng the DNS configured properly and even that wasn't too hard.


Re: Why are you interested in iRedMail?

I have been evaluating couple of full featured solutions, and now evaluating iRedMail and want to see how stable and secure it is.

1. I really like that it is available for multiple Unix / Linux distros, including OpenBSD
2. I like extensive documentation
3. Really have started enjoying this forum
4. And finally, once I can be done with my testing for stability and security, I really want to upgrade to the PRO version to make my Administering life easier.


Re: Why are you interested in iRedMail?

This is my first foray into running my own email server, read really good things about iredmail, and will give it a go.


Re: Why are you interested in iRedMail?

My main reasons for iRedmail:
* It's easy to deploy
* i've seen you have (beta) docker support
* Full featured
* stable
* and it's opensource



Re: Why are you interested in iRedMail?

Use to host our own exchange in our branch campus but the whole uni has now switched to Google. I still need to have control over a mail server for sending out messages for different projects and purpose. iRedMail looks to me aa a very good option and with very minimal cost yet very good product from what i've been reading.


Re: Why are you interested in iRedMail?

Its seems very easy to setup lots of packages required for a mail server.


Re: Why are you interested in iRedMail?

I am a Math teacher and a Linux newb. I decided to dive into creating a professional website with an associated email address to build my teaching career while learning some of the inner workings of computers and the internet. iRedMail seemed like a great way to dive into configuring an email server with some of the gnarlier inner workings obscured by the out-of-the-box installation setup and config.

...that being said, I have a LOT of questions and am looking forward to diving into this forum to get off the ground!