[email protected] andcontributors.
Mail-in-a-Box helps individuals take back control of their email by defining a one-click, easy-to-deploy SMTP+everything else server: a mail server in a box.
Please see https://mailinabox.emailfor the project's website and setup guide!
Our goals are to:
Make deploying a good mail server easy.
Promote decentralization, innovation, and privacy on the web.
Have automated, auditable, and idempotentconfiguration.
Notmake a totally unhackable, NSA-proof server.
Notmake something customizable by power users.
Additionally, this project has aCode of Conduct, which supersedes the goals above. Please review it when joining our community.
Mail-in-a-Box turns a fresh Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit machine into a working mail server by installing and configuring various components.
It is a one-click email appliance. There are no user-configurable setup options. It "just works".
The components installed are:
You'll get a lot of warnings, but that's OK. Check that the primary key fingerprint matches the fingerprint in the key details at https://keybase.io/joshdataand on my personal homepage. (Of course, if this repository has been compromised you can't trust these instructions.)
Checkout the tag corresponding to the most recent release:
$ git checkout v0.20
Begin the installation.
$ sudo setup/start.sh
For help, DO NOT contact me directly --- I don't do tech support by email or tweet (no exceptions).
Post your question on the discussion foruminstead, where me and other Mail-in-a-Box users may be able to help you.
This project was inspired in part by the "NSA-proof your email in 2 hours"blog post by Drew Crawford,Sovereign by Alex Payne, and conversations with @shevski,@konklone, [email protected]
Mail-in-a-Box is similar to iRedMailandModoboa.
In 2007 I wrote a relatively popular Mozilla Thunderbird extension that added client-side SPF and DKIM checks to mail to warn users about possible phishing: add-on page, source.
In August 2013 I began Mail-in-a-Box by combining my own mail server configuration with the setup in "NSA-proof your email in 2 hours"and making the setup steps reproducible with bash scripts.
Mail-in-a-Box was a semifinalist in the 2014 Knight News Challenge, but it was not selected as a winner.
Mail-in-a-Box hit the front page of Hacker News in April2014, September2014, and May2015.
FastCompany mentioned Mail-in-a-Box a roundup of privacy projectson June 26, 2015.