If you start from scratch and want to deploy a complete mail server, you will love the modoboa installer! It is the easiest and the quickest way to setup a fully functional server (modoboa, postfix, dovecot, amavis and more) on one machine.
For now, only Debian and CentOS based Linux distributions are supported. We do our best to improve compatibility but if you use another Linux or a UNIX system, you will have to install Modoboa manually.
To use it, just run the following commands in your terminal:
> git clone https://github.com/modoboa/modoboa-installer > cd modoboa-installer > sudo ./run.py <your domain>
if you get this warning - ‘/usr/bin/env: ‘python’: No such file or directory’, do make sure sure python is installed on your server. Sometimes python is installed but the installer can’t detect it or which python version to run, especially on a debian based system. Then run this command first.
> sudo apt-get install python-virtualenv python-pip
Wait a few minutes and you’re done o/
For those who need a manual installation or who just want to setup a specific part, here are the steps you must follow:
Only few commands are needed to add a new extension to your setup.
In case you use a dedicated user and/or a virtualenv, do not forget to use them:
> sudo -u <modoboa_user> -i > source <virtuenv_path>/bin/activate
Then, run the following commands:
> pip install <EXTENSION>==<VERSION> > cd <modoboa_instance_dir> > python manage.py migrate > python manage.py collectstatic > python manage.py check --deploy
Then, restart your web server.