hosting emails at home

André Rodier andre at
Sun Dec 10 21:46:12 EET 2017

Thank you,

I remember to had a look at this project, and I found it huge.

I started mine because I want LDAP authentication.

I also wanted less features / programs, less obtrusive, and  better
attention to small details, like automatic DKIM generation and DNS updates.

I hope not to end up with something as huge.


On 10/12/17 19:19, bruce at wrote:
> Check out
> Might have some of what you are looking for already done. 
> Bruce
> On Dec 10, 2017 2:06 PM, André Rodier <andre at> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I have been using Postfix and Dovecot for my personal emails for years.
> After being tired of reinstalling my personal mail server many times, I
> am currently writing some Ansible scripts to do it automatically.
> I obviously checked the other projects, and did not found anything close
> to what I am looking for, so I am implementing it now.
> The final goal is to have a box that once online, would setup itself, by
> creating the certificates, the DKIM keys and update the appropriate DNS
> records.
> This is so far what I have achieved:
> - Automatic generation of certificates using LetsEncrypt
> - Automatic update of the domain entries: imap, smtp, webmail, etc.
> - Automatic generation of a DKIM keys
> - Automatic update of specific records (MX, SPF, DKIM, etc.)
> - LDAP server for user accounts, with or without system login.
> - Installation of Postfix, Dovecot and Roundcube
> Sending DKIM signed emails is working, and the IMAP server is configured
> as well, although basic.
> The postfix and dovecot configuration are not yet entirely finished. I
> am planing to add an anti spam system, and sieve, amongst other things.
> Although in development during my spare time, the system is normally
> robust and you should be able to run it multiple times without errors.
> If anyone is interested to use it, to have a look, or to take part, it
> is here:
> Kind regards,
> André Rodier.

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