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Installing on Linux

Pre-built releases are available for CentOS 7, Rocky Linux 8/9, and Ubuntu 20.04/22.04.

A repository is provided to ease installation on supported platforms.

The install instructions for supported platforms are shown below. If your platform is not listed, you can build from source.

Note

Note that Red Hat full support for RHEL 7 ended in August 2019 and CentOS 7 full support ended in August 2020. We ended automated builds for RHEL 7 with the 2023.08.22-4d895015 release.

We recommend upgrading to a newer OS as soon as possible.

$ sudo yum install -y yum-utils
$ sudo yum-config-manager --add-repo=\
    https://openrepo.kumomta.com/files/kumomta-centos.repo
$ sudo yum install kumomta
$ sudo dnf -y install dnf-plugins-core
$ sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo \
    https://openrepo.kumomta.com/files/kumomta-rocky.repo
$ sudo yum install kumomta
$ sudo apt install -y curl gnupg ca-certificates
$ curl -fsSL https://openrepo.kumomta.com/kumomta-ubuntu-22/public.gpg | sudo gpg --yes --dearmor -o /usr/share/keyrings/kumomta.gpg
$ curl -fsSL https://openrepo.kumomta.com/files/kumomta-ubuntu22.list | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/kumomta.list > /dev/null
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install -y kumomta
$ sudo apt install -y curl gnupg ca-certificates
$ curl -fsSL https://openrepo.kumomta.com/kumomta-ubuntu-20/public.gpg | sudo gpg --yes --dearmor -o /usr/share/keyrings/kumomta.gpg
$ curl -fsSL https://openrepo.kumomta.com/files/kumomta-ubuntu20.list | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/kumomta.list > /dev/null
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install -y kumomta
$ sudo yum install -y yum-utils
$ sudo yum-config-manager --add-repo=\
    https://openrepo.kumomta.com/files/kumomta-amazon.repo
$ sudo yum install kumomta
$ sudo dnf -y install dnf-plugins-core
$ sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo \
    https://openrepo.kumomta.com/files/kumomta-amazon2023.repo
$ sudo yum install kumomta

Installing from a Dev Repository

If you want to test the latest additions and improvements to KumoMTA, you can instead install from the dev repository on your platform of choice. The dev repository is rebuilt after each commit to the KumoMTA repository, which means the dev repository will always include the latest changes.

Warning

While we do our best to test all commits, dev repositories should never be installed in production environments.

Note

Note that Red Hat full support for RHEL 7 ended in August 2019 and CentOS 7 full support ended in August 2020.

We recommend upgrading to a newer OS as soon as possible.

$ sudo yum install -y yum-utils
$ sudo yum-config-manager --add-repo=\
    https://openrepo.kumomta.com/files/kumomta-centos.repo
$ sudo yum install kumomta-dev
$ sudo dnf -y install dnf-plugins-core
$ sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo \
    https://openrepo.kumomta.com/files/kumomta-rocky.repo
$ sudo yum install kumomta-dev
$ sudo apt install -y curl gnupg ca-certificates
$ curl -fsSL https://openrepo.kumomta.com/kumomta-ubuntu-22/public.gpg | sudo gpg --yes --dearmor -o /usr/share/keyrings/kumomta.gpg
$ curl -fsSL https://openrepo.kumomta.com/files/kumomta-ubuntu22.list | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/kumomta.list > /dev/null
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install -y kumomta-dev
$ sudo apt install -y curl gnupg ca-certificates
$ curl -fsSL https://openrepo.kumomta.com/kumomta-ubuntu-20/public.gpg | sudo gpg --yes --dearmor -o /usr/share/keyrings/kumomta.gpg
$ curl -fsSL https://openrepo.kumomta.com/files/kumomta-ubuntu20.list | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/kumomta.list > /dev/null
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install -y kumomta-dev
$ sudo yum install -y yum-utils
$ sudo yum-config-manager --add-repo=\
    https://openrepo.kumomta.com/files/kumomta-amazon.repo
$ sudo yum install kumomta-dev
$ sudo dnf -y install dnf-plugins-core
$ sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo \
    https://openrepo.kumomta.com/files/kumomta-amazon2023.repo
$ sudo yum install kumomta-dev

The Initial Config File

KumoMTA is now installed, but it requires a configuration policy so it knows how to behave. The installer creates a minimal configuration policy file at /opt/kumomta/etc/policy/init.lua that enables basic localhost relaying and logging.

See the configuration chapter for more information on creating your own configuration policy.

Starting KumoMTA

To start KumoMTA using systemd, execute the following command:

$ sudo systemctl start kumomta

If you also intend to use the TSA shaping service, start that as well:

$ sudo systemctl start kumo-tsa-daemon

For additional details on starting KumoMTA, including as a persistent service, see the Starting KumoMTA chapter.