Run Spider as Docker container

On Docker host machine:

  • Pull the official image from Docker Hub:

    docker pull iredmail/spider:nightly
  • Create directory /spider to store data (you're free to use a different directory), also generate a random string as secret key (used to encrypt archived email messages and attachments):

    mkdir /spider
    cd /spider
    LC_CTYPE=C tr -dc [:alnum:] </dev/urandom | head -c 64 > secret.key
    chmod 0400 secret.key

    WARNING: Keep this secret key file safe.

    If you lose this secret key file, then all archived email messages and attachments are impossible to recover.

  • If you have a purchased ssl cert, please copy the cert and private key files to:

    • /spider/cert.pem: the cert file
    • /spider/key.pem: the private key

    Spider works without ssl cert, but this is not recommended since your SMTP and http connections are insecure.

  • Launch the container:

    docker run -d -p 25:25 -p 8080:8080 -v /spider:/opt/spider iredmail/spider:nightly

    It exposes port 25 for smtp service and 8080 for web console by default, you're free to change them with the -p argument.