I’m a huge fan of GitLab and thats why I want to host my own instance in a docker container. Sadly I’m not able to setup the smtp configuration properly. It is the first own linux server I own > root cause found
So because I don’t know exactly where to start, I’ll just write down everything which maybe is important.
I do have an MX record setup pointing to: mail.foo.de
I did follow this guide: https://docs.gitlab.com/ce/administration/reply_by_email_postfix_setup.html
myhostname = mail.foo.de inet_interfaces = all inet_protocols = all mydestination = gitlab.foo.de, foo.de, localhost.localdomain, localhost home_mailbox = Maildir/
Now I’m able to send me and E-Mail via Telnet locally and receive it via mail. I’m not able to send me an E-Mail to my Gmail account with this telnet command. --> First problem
Second problem: I got a HTTP 500, if I want to e.g. verify my email address of a user in GitLab.
Sent mail to email@example.com (31.6ms)
Completed 500 Internal Server Error in 1094ms (ActiveRecord: 6.4ms)
Errno::ENETUNREACH (Network is unreachable - connect(2) for “localhost” port 25):
I changed the following parts in the gitlab.rb, went into the container and ran a reconfigure.
gitlab_rails['smtp_enable'] = true gitlab_rails['smtp_address'] = "mail.foo.de" gitlab_rails['smtp_port'] = 25 # gitlab_rails['smtp_user_name'] = "smtp user" # gitlab_rails['smtp_password'] = "smtp password" gitlab_rails['smtp_domain'] = foo.de" # gitlab_rails['smtp_authentication'] = "login" # gitlab_rails['smtp_enable_starttls_auto'] = true # gitlab_rails['smtp_tls'] = false
I’m a little bit confused at the moment.
I guess I should look at postfix first, because I can’t send mails outside of my server atm.
Second would be to take a look at the gitlab config and the HTTP 500 with the connection problem due to port 25. I’m wondering here, because there is not a single documentation that you have to open that port while starting the container, or am I blind?
Please check my configurations and tell me if something is wrong there.
Best regards from Berlin,
iptables -I INPUT -p tcp -m tcp --dport 25 -j ACCEPT
sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --add-service=smtp