Using the Mailroom chart

The Mailroom Pod handles the ingestion of email into the GitLab application.


  # tag: v0.9.1
  pullSecrets: []
  # pullPolicy: IfNotPresent

enabled: true

  image: {}
    # repository:
    # tag:
      cpu: 50m

# Tolerations for pod scheduling
tolerations: []

podLabels: {}

  minReplicas: 1
  maxReplicas: 2
    targetAverageUtilization: 75

  # Note that the HPA is limited to autoscaling/v2beta1
  customMetrics: []

  enabled: false
    enabled: false
    rules: []
    enabled: false
    rules: []
  annotations: {}

  # limits:
  #  cpu: 1
  #  memory: 2G
    cpu: 50m
    memory: 150M

## Allow to overwrite under which User and Group we're running.
  runAsUser: 1000
  fsGroup: 1000

## Enable deployment to use a serviceAccount
  enabled: false
  create: false
  annotations: {}
  ## Name to be used for serviceAccount, otherwise defaults to chart fullname
  # name:
Parameter Description Default
enabled Mailroom enablement flag true
hpa.minReplicas Minimum number of replicas 1
hpa.maxReplicas Maximum number of replicas 2
hpa.cpu.targetAverageUtilization Target value of the average of the resource metric 75
hpa.customMetrics autoscaling/v2beta1 Metrics contains the specifications for which to use to calculate the desired replica count (overrides the default use of Average CPU Utilization configured in targetAverageUtilization) []
image.pullPolicy Mailroom image pull policy IfNotPresent
image.pullSecrets Mailroom image pull secrets  
image.repository Mailroom image repository
image.tag Mailroom image tag master
init.image.repository Mailroom init image repository  
init.image.tag Mailroom init image tag  
init.resources Mailroom init container resource requirements { requests: { cpu: 50m }}
podLabels Labels for running Mailroom Pods {}
common.labels Supplemental labels that are applied to all objects created by this chart. {}
resources Mailroom resource requirements { requests: { cpu: 50m, memory: 150M }}
networkpolicy.annotations Annotations to add to the NetworkPolicy {}
networkpolicy.egress.enabled Flag to enable egress rules of NetworkPolicy false
networkpolicy.egress.rules Define a list of egress rules for NetworkPolicy []
networkpolicy.enabled Flag for using NetworkPolicy false
networkpolicy.ingress.enabled Flag to enable ingress rules of NetworkPolicy false
networkpolicy.ingress.rules Define a list of ingress rules for NetworkPolicy []
securityContext.fsGroup Group ID under which the pod should be started 1000
securityContext.runAsUser User ID under which the pod should be started 1000
serviceAccount.annotations Annotations for ServiceAccount {}
serviceAccount.enabled Flag for using ServiceAccount false
serviceAccount.create Flag for creating a ServiceAccount false Name of ServiceAccount to use  
tolerations Tolerations to add to the Mailroom  

Incoming email

By default, incoming email is disabled. To enable it, provide details of your IMAP server and access credentials using the global.appConfig.incomingEmail settings. You can find details for these settings in the command line options.

In addition, the requirements for the IMAP email account should be reviewed to ensure that the targeted IMAP account can be used by GitLab for receiving email. Several common email services are also documented on the same page to aid in setting up incoming email.

The IMAP password will still need to be created as a Kubernetes Secret as described in the secrets guide.

To use the reply-by-email feature, where users can reply to notification emails to comment on issues and MRs, you need to configure both outgoing email and incoming email settings.

Service desk email

By default, the service desk email is disabled. To enable it, provide details of your IMAP server and access credentials using the global.appConfig.serviceDeskEmail settings. You can find details for these settings in the command line options. You will also have to create a Kubernetes secret containing IMAP password as described in the secrets guide.

Service desk email requires that Incoming email be configured.