System Requirements

SophiMail QuickStart virtual machines (VMs) are available FREE of charge. Each VM comprises a fully featured Email Server including:

  • Email Server engine
  • AntiSpam engine
  • AntiVirus engine
  • Greylisting Policy engine*
  • DMARC email policy filter*
  • Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)*
  • Administration Dashboard
  • Shared Calendars and Contacts
  • Shared Folders
  • Quota Management
  • Email Filters (Sieve)
  • RoundCube Webmail

* These features require professional configuration. Feel free to contact us, to deploy on production environment.


These 64-bit VMs require a 64-bit host OS and a virtualization product that can support a 64-bit guest OS.
To use a VMware VM, you must use a player compatible with WorkStation 8.x or higher

  • CPU: 2 vCores
  • RAM: 4+ GiB
  • STORAGE: 4 GiB

Downloading a SophiMail QuickStart VM

SophMail QuickStart VMs are available as Zip archives in VMware and VirtualBox formats.

Getting Started

In most cases, the QuickStart VM requires no administration beyond managing the installed products and services. In the event that additional administration is required or that problems occur, this page provides information on accounts and possible explanations and solutions to some common problems.

Start the Virtual Appliance

Once you launch the VM and the boot sequence has been completed, you will see this screen:

Logging in
Once you see the boot splash screen shown above, you can access the server with direct access or via ssh by replacing the IP address ( with the one you see on your screen.

username: root
password: sophimail

Managing SophiMail server
For creating new domains and email accounts browse to https://<ip-address>/webadmin

username: admin
password: admin

Webmail access

For accessing webmail sending demo emails browse to https://<ip-address>/webmail

username: admin@demo.local
password: admin

Managing DaviCal Collaboration Server

For adding new principals and groups for shared calendars, contacts, tasks browse to https://<ip-address>

username: admin
password: eis7Tei.

QuickStart VMware Image

To launch the VMware image, you will either need VMware Player for Windows and Linux, or VMware Fusion for Mac. Note that VMware Fusion only works on Intel architectures, so older Macs with PowerPC processors cannot run the QuickStart VM.

SHA1 for VMware zip file: c3c2710be2ed4761ef5b896e9e8e95b52c1b0a01

QuickStart VirtualBox Image

To lanch the VirtualBox image, you will need Oracle VirtualBox for your platform found in

SHA1 for VirtualBox zip file: e3359afd5d5eb0566146180517b6ac8741d1a724

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