Getting started with MailerQ
To get MailerQ up and running on your own computer or on a server you need to take four simple steps:
- Download and install MailerQ
- Get access to a RabbitMQ message broker (or run one yourself)
- Obtain a valid "license.txt" file from the MailerQ website
- Modify your local MailerQ config file
That's all. After these steps you're ready to start MailerQ and inject emails.
To start MailerQ, just enter
mailerq on the command line and your MTA is running.
MailerQ comes with a web based management console
that you can use to monitor exactly what is happening, and to adjust all
your delivery settings. The default location is
MailerQ runs on Linux, so you need a Linux server or Linux computer to be able to start and run MailerQ. We distribute the software in binary form for Debian/Ubuntu based systems and for Red Hat based systems. Please drop us a message if you need a version for a different type of system.
The binary executable that you can download is statically linked against most libraries. This means that all the libraries required by MailerQ are embedded into the binary code, and that MailerQ runs straight out of the box with no need for you to fix all kinds of dependencies. However, when MailerQ starts, it does do a scan of your system to detect which libraries are available. If MailerQ happens to find out that one or more of the following libraries are available on your system, it does load them to use specific features from these libs:
|libopenssl||Used for TLS encryption, license checking and base64 encoding|
|libz||Used for compression algorithms|
|libmagic||Used to detect the mime-type of files|
|libuuid1||Used for generating globally unique identifiers|
|libidn||Used for parsing international domain names|
|libxml2||Used for parsing and modifying XML/HTML code|
|libcurl||Used to download resources from the internet|
|libimagemagick||Used to find out the dimensions of images|
|libmysqlclient||Used to connect to a mysql/mariadb database|
|libmariadbclient||Used to connect to a mysql/mariadb database|
|libpq||Used to to connect to a Postgresql database|
|libsqlite3||Used to process sqlite3 database files|
|libmongo-c-driver||Used to connect to a MongoDB NoSQL server|
|libcouchbase||Used to connect to a Couchbase server|
From the above list, only the openssl, libz and libidn libraries are required. All other libraries are optional, and MailerQ can run without them. If a library is missing, MailerQ will either fall back on its own implementation, or will run without the features from the specific library.
Most of the MailerQ runtime settings are stored in a relational database. This means that you must have at least one of the mysql, mariadb, postgresql or sqlite3 libraries installed on your system.