Configure Email (SMTP) For Seafile Deployed Through Docker
Previously, we deployed Seafile through docker. Now we need to figure out how to configure it with SMTP.
Enter the seafile container:
docker exec -it seafile /bin/bash
and edit the seahub_settings.py file:
Add your settings to the end of the file. E.g.
EMAIL_USE_TLS=True EMAIL_HOST="email-smtp.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com" EMAIL_HOST_USER="AKIAXXXXXXXXXX" EMAIL_HOST_PASSWORD="xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" EMAIL_PORT=587 DEFAULT_FROM_EMAIL="firstname.lastname@example.org" SERVER_EMAIL="email@example.com"
Then just exit out of the container and you're done.
Persistant State / Volumes
Don't worry about losing this configuration if your containers were to be destroyed. The configuration file is within:
... and that conf folder is actually a symlink to:
... and everything under shared is stored in a docker volume from our composer config during deployment, so all settings will be kept persistent in a volume across container lifetimes.
If you wish to use AWS SES for your SMTP provider, you may wish to create a policy that will only allow emails from your server's specific IP.
First published: 22nd February 2021