Attach a Container

Attaching a Container to your Shell

To attach a container to your shell you can simply run

docker-compose exec $Service_Name /bin/bash

Connecting to Services

If you want to connect to a service / application directly it is always a good idea to source mailcow.conf to get all relevant variables into your environment.

MySQL

source mailcow.conf
docker-compose exec mysql-mailcow mysql -u${DBUSER} -p${DBPASS} ${DBNAME}

Redis

docker-compose exec redis-mailcow redis-cli

Service Descriptions

Here is a brief overview of what container / service does what:

Service Name Service Descriptions
unbound-mailcow Local (DNSSEC) DNS Resolver
mysql-mailcow Stores SOGo's and most of mailcow's settings
postfix-mailcow Receives and sends mails
dovecot-mailcow User logins and sieve filter
redis-mailcow Storage back-end for DKIM keys, Rmilter and Rspamd
rspamd-mailcow Mail filtering system. Used for av handling, dkim signing, spam handling
rmilter-mailcow Integrates Rspamd into postfix
clamd-mailcow Scans attachments for viruses
sogo-mailcow Webmail client that handles Microsoft ActiveSync and Cal- / CardDav
nginx-mailcow Nginx remote proxy that handles all mailcow related HTTP / HTTPS requests