Email Management

Hypha members are eligible for Hypha email addresses, such as joe@hypha.earth. Hypha does not provide full email support, so we suggest to forward messages from your Hypha account to your personal email account (e.g. at Gmail) as soon as you have access. 

The guide is incomplete as of 11/29/21. Following activities need to be performed:

1 Define new role for Email Management
2 Clean up unused mailboxes (purge and/or delete)
3 Enable forwarding for ALL remaining mailboxes
4 Improve on Mail server status
5 Set Postmark delivery to  broadcast for Seeds newsletters

Introduction

Cloudron has a built-in mail server that can send and receive email on behalf of users and applications. By default, most of it's functionality is disabled and it only sends out mails on behalf of apps (for example, password reset and notification emails). Hypha has enabled Cloudron Email and offers a full-fledged mail server solution. Each user can get a mailbox username@hypha.earth and can send mails using SMTP and receive mails using IMAP. Admins can also setup server side mail filtering rules using ManageSieve.

Features of this mail solution include:

Hypha's email configuration

Component Configuration Access
Webhost (.com)

Bluehost for joinseeds.com

Unknown

Webhost (.earth) Namecheap for joinseeds.earth and hypha.earth Locker
Mailserver  mail.hypha.earth Cloudron admins
Mailboxes Hypha Mailboxes Cloudron admins
Max email size 25MB



Incoming Mail (IMAP) Server: mail.hypha.earth
Port: 993 (TLS)
Cloudron admins
Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server: mail.hypha.earth
Port: 587 (STARTTLS)
Cloudron admins
Email filtering

ManageSieve

Server: mail.hypha.earth
Port: 4190 (STARTTLS)

Cloudron admins
Docs
Spam filtering

SpamAssassin

Cloudron admins

Docs

Email delivery

Postmark

smtp.postmarkapp.com

Port: 587 (STARTTLS)

Locker
Email clients Sogo Cloudron users
DNS Status

MX record
Hostname: @

Record type: MX

Expected value: 10 mail.hypha.earth.

Current value: 10 mail.hypha.earth.


DMARC record
Hostname: _dmarc

Record type: TXT

Expected value: v=DMARC1; p=reject; pct=100

Current value: v=DMARC1; p=reject; pct=100

Namecheap requires manual steps for MX records


SMTP Status

OK


How to add message streams to Postmark

We are using Postmark for email delivery (configured on Cloudron,  see below). Postmark requires setting up message streams which distinguishes transactional from broadcast messages. It is a good practice to create as many message streams as possible to check the performance on the different types of email we are sending. To attach our messages to the different streams in Postmark, we need to include the stream ID in the message header

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You can log into Postmark via Locker. Make sure to check the outbound delivery statistics from time to time. Postmark can block delivery if you are using the wrong stream or go over the message quota. We are currently at 50,000 emails per month. 

Here is the email configuration for Postmark on Cloudron:

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How to maintain mail server status

We currently have MX and DMARC records enabled. We want to enable SPF, DKIM and PTR as well.

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source: https://docs.cloudron.io/email/#mail-server-status 

How to create an email account

  1. Request a new user account on Cloudron (if you have not already done so)
  2. Request a new mailbox account from the Cloudron email administrator
  3. Open Sogo using your Cloudron credentials and new hypha.earth email
  4. Change the forwarding to your preferred email client
  5. Uncheck Keep a Copy (do not store emails in Sogo)

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