Deploy Mailtrain With Docker
The steps below show you how to deploy a minimal Mailtrain server (an open source Mailchimp alternative) on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. This will not be using a dockerized Redis or MySQL server so you can get by with just a 512MB RAM instance.
- 768 MB of RAM
- A MySQL database (either locally or remote)
Make sure you are running the latest LTS kernel, and if not upgrade it.
Deploy a MySQL or MariaDB server (may or may not be on the same server). This will hold all of our "state" that will be kept across mailtrain deployments.
Download the latest release. At the time of writing this post, it is 1.24.0, but be sure to check and update the command below accordingly.
wget https://github.com/Mailtrain-org/mailtrain/archive/v1.24.0.tar.gz tar --extract --gzip --file v1.24.0.tar.gz rm v1.24.0.tar.gz
Navigate to within the mailtrain folder and build the image.
cd mailtrain-* sudo docker build -t mailtrain-node:latest .
Navigate back home.
Copy and paste the content below into a file called
version: '2' services: mailtrain-node: image: mailtrain-node:latest container_name: "mailtrain-node" restart: always ports: - "80:3000" volumes: - "./volumes/production.toml:/app/config/production.toml" - "./volumes/mailtrain-node-data:/app/public/grapejs/uploads" - "./volumes/mailtrain-node-data:/app/public/mosaico/uploads"
Create a folder called volumes.
Copy the default toml config file into your volumes folder to be used.
cp mailtrain/config/default.toml \ volumes/production.toml
Update MySQL credentials in the config file you just created.
... [mysql] host="MYSQL_HOSTNAME" user="mailtrain" password="MYSQL_USER_PASSWORD" database="mailtrain" port=3306 charset="utf8mb4" timezone="UTC" ... [redis] enabled=false ...
host field for it to work with the docker container.
You will also need to ensure your MySQL server allows remote connections by commenting out the
bind-address line in the
/etc/mysql/mysql.conf.d/mysqld.cnf config file.
Now deploy the docker containers with:
docker-compose up -d
You now have a working mailtrain server. Be sure to open your web browser to the ip or hostname of your server and authenticate with
test before going to the settings area to change your login credentials, and plug in your SMTP or AWS SES credentials for sending emails.
First published: 16th August 2018