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Install iRedMail on Ubuntu 22.04

Hello, friends. Today in this post, you will learn how to install iRedMail on Ubuntu 22.04 With iRedMail, you can deploy an OPEN SOURCE, FULLY FLEDGED, FULL-FEATURED mail server in several minutes, for free.

iRedMail is a tool that allows you to quickly deploy a fully open-source mail server. They say it is the right way to deploy a mail server.

One of the main advantages of iRedMail is that it is complemented with many open-source tools such as MariaDB, ClamAV, Fail2ban, Roundcube, Nginx and other components needed to have an email server with support for IMAP, POP3 and so on.

So, let’s go for it.

Install iRedMail on Ubuntu 22.04

Before we start, you need to meet some requirements and know a few things.

For this post, you need:

  • A valid domain for your server and pointing to it.
  • Although iRedMail does not consume many resources, a computer with 8gb of memory and 40gb of disk space is recommended.
  • Willingness to use the root or sudo account.

So, let’s get started.

Configure iRedMail on Ubuntu 22.04

First, connect via SSH to your server and when you do so, make sure you do it as root or if you have sudo access run

sudo -i

As root user, update the system

apt update
apt upgrade

Next, locate yourself in /tmp

cd /tmp

And from their download iRedMail with wget.

wget https://github.com/iredmail/iRedMail/archive/refs/tags/1.6.2.tar.gz
Download iRedMail with wget
Download iRedMail with wget

If you want to know the latest stable version of the tool, check the GitHub profile.

Then, decompress the archive

tar -xzvf 1.6.2.tar.gz

Access the folder that has been generated.

cd iRedMail-1.6.2/

There you will find a script that you have to give it permissions to execute

chmod +x iRedMail.sh

And then you can run it

./iRedMail.sh
Running iRedMail
Running iRedMail

So, this will start the installation process.

The iRedMail installation process

As soon as you start the installer, you will see the initial steps of the installer. This is how the wizard will start

Welcome screen on the installation
Welcome screen on the installation

The first step is to determine the directory where the mail will be stored.

Define the mail storage folder
Define the mail storage folder

Next, choose the web server for the web interfaces. You can even decide not to install one at all.

Set the web server for IRedMail
Set the web server for IRedMail

Thereafter, select the database where iRedMail will run.

Set iRedMail backend
Set iRedMail backend

If you choose MariaDB (my case), set up the root account

MariaDB password
MariaDB password

Now set the mail server domain.

Configure the domain for the mail server
Configure the domain for the mail server

It is the turn to define a password for the administrator

Define the mail server admin password
Define the mail server admin password

Then, you can select to install additional components.

Install optional components
Install optional components

After this, review the options to be made.

Review the iRedMail installation settings
Review the iRedMail installation settings

So, if you agree, you can start the process.

If all goes well, you will see this screen where you are given the credentials.

iRedMail installed properly
iRedMail installed properly

Reboot the system

reboot

Now open your browser and go to https://your-server/iredadmin/ to log in.

iRedMail admin panel
iRedMail admin panel

Conclusion

iRedMail allows you to easily have an email server with open-source and robust tools. Now it’s your turn to take a look at it.

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