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mailcow/mailcow-dockerized is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 only which is an OSI approved license.

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NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts. Hence, a higher number means a better Mailcow alternative or higher similarity.


Posts where Mailcow has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-03-25.
  • Mail server?
    i use one with mailcow, pretty straightforward and no issues
  • self hosted email services
  • what vps providers allow port 25 ? ( legal mailing )
  • IT Pro Tuesday #142 - Self-Hosted Mailserver, On-Call Podcast, Server Tutorials & More
    Mailcow is an open-source suite for running a self-hosted mailserver. It is a collection of different applications—like SOGo, Postfix and Dovecot—with an intuitive web interface for managing accounts. Recommended by spidernik84, who adds, "[It's] free, dockerized, comes with rspamd, a powerful webgui, easy single-command upgrades and sogo (webmail/calendar/contacts). Obviously based on open-source software. I've been running it for 3 years. Never a single issue, it's just fantastic."
  • Dockers on Ubuntu VM or Privileged LXC | 2021-03-20
    One app (or group of apps) that we were unable to get working in either a privileged or unprivileged container was Mailcow. They specifically advise against using LXC but we assumed that was aimed at people who hadn't taken the time to configure the base docker-LXC setup and ignored the warnings. I can't remember the exact issues (plural) that we had, but this type of thread is the kind of thing that we were bumping into constantly:
  • Starting an Email, Website and NAS server selfhosting
  • Good resources about Linux mail server configuration 2021 | 2021-03-14
    I do recommend a pre-made solution, given that managing all the components of a mailserver can be very time consuming (spf, dkim, spam, etc). My choice is mailcow Free, dockerized, comes with rspamd, a powerful webgui, easy single command upgrades and sogo (webmail/calendar/contacts). Obviously based on open-source software. I've been running it for 3 years. Never a single issue, it's just fantastic.
  • Tip for posters thinking of hosting their own mail
    This is where Mailcow is the GOAT. I do email and security admin at work as well, and I personally use mailcow. It makes all of this so much easier to get going.
  • Is there any decent self-hosted email software?
    If you prefer docker, there is Mailcow. Free and easy to set up. Documentation is there, and if you don't want to set it up, you can use their managed mailcow instance and you support them. Update is fully automated as well with a script, just remember to go to ./ every so often if needed. There is a full dashboard, and you can add other email clients if need be. Hope this helps
  • VPS-Hosted Mail & VPN
    check out mailcow which runs in docker containers, then check out bitwardenrs as a container. After that check out exposing your ports to localhost only and reverse proxy with nginx on the base os with letsencrypt for automated ssl.
  • Question About Hosting Your Own Email On An Existing VPS Holding A Blog Site
  • SOGo groupware and ActiveSync
    I am using SOGo Groupware (bundled in "mailcow") since about 2018 and ActiveSync (on my phone) has not failed once during this time. I also disagree that it is "old and clunky" at least from the users perspective. You can view find a demo for example here:
  • LibrePhotos, a fork of ownphotos
    Way too many containers? You haven't seen mailcow my friend, that thing is huge, and messy.
  • Self Hosted Email -- A Rant
    I don't know about the uninitiated, but Mailcow Dockerized takes a lot of the pain out of it, and the documentation is really pretty good, going so far as to explain how you need to set up your DNS records etc.
    There's an issue on mailcow's github repo with a guy who literally had to start SENDING SPAM to self owned gmail accounts so postmaster tools would actually pick up on him.