Below you can see the 5 most recent changes to Uberspace 7. For older changes, please refer to the Changelog Archive.


Sometimes the version shown on your host may be higher than the newest version here. In this case we might have applied additional fixes shortly after a release or did internal changes without user impact. We deem updates like these hotfixes and they are not necessarily included in this changelog.

[7.13] - 2022-08-08


  • provide espeak

  • support for plussed mail addresses


  • various stability and performance imporvements for uberspace web traffic

  • handling of mail addresses with dots using uberspace mail


  • changes to make deployments faster by not copying all let’s encrypt certs on every deployment.

  • fully removed spamdyke, in favor of haraka/rspamd

  • removed cityfan YUM repository

[7.12.3] - 2022-07-14


  • new command: uberspace web traffic to check the used web traffic.


  • we now reject mail where the IP/rDNS or HELO name do not match.

[7.12.2] - 2022-05-23

🌱 Spring cleaning: this release we were mostly busy updating and polishing internals, e.g. our CI pipeline and container images. We also took first steps towards a new metric and alerting system. Nonetheless we also have a couple of user facing features for you.


  • Python 3.10 and a preview for 3.11.

  • New tools: ranger, oauth2-proxy, mtail and chromium-headless.

  • Even more metrics to play with in the future.


  • Sieve vacation autoreplies should now work. You can see our mail filter documentation for an updated example.

  • When you authenticate with SMTP, we implement penalties for failed attemps (further ones are delayed). Because our authentication backend used the proxy’s IP (which is the same for all users), not the one for your connection, you could be affected by penalties caused by other user’s failed login attemps. This is now fixed.

  • You can now use the ErrorDocument directive in .htaccess files.

  • Dovecot can now correctly handle mailboxes containing colons (:), i.e. automatically clean their spam folder.

[7.12.1] - 2022-02-16

💌 We’ve been busy to hand craft you a nice litte release which is mainly about tweaking our new outgoing mail server Haraka and combating SPAM. If you had issues with SMTP since U7.12 this one is for you.


  • A Sieve editor in our webmail.

  • Dotnet 6

  • MongoDB 5

  • Commandline Tools: as-tree, skim, bottom, elinks, links, alpine, git-lfs, bash-completion-extras

  • PHP Modules: php-gnupg

  • Lots of lots of lots of metrics to play with in the future.


  • SMTP rate limits: 500/1h for SMTP with auth and 60/h for sendmail

  • Add ~all to suggested TXT record for mail domains

  • Remove anti-fast-talker delay from Haraka config for SMTP submit

  • Decrease Rspamd score for SPOOF_REPLYTO`

  • Decrease Rspamd score for SUBJ_EXCESS_BASE64

  • Increase Rspamd score threshold for SMTP submit

  • Disable spam filtering for outgoing mails

  • Anonymyze Received header inbound and outbound

  • Remove MongoDB 3.6 because it’s end of life since April 2021

  • Deprecated PHP 7.3


  • A missing symlink /usr/local/bin/dotnet

  • A Dovecot reboot issue

  • for PHP 8.1

  • MySQL backup for DBs with hyphens in their name

  • No more auth-imap timeouts

  • postfix clients for SMTP now work with our new mail setup

  • Symlink old ImageMagick to our new one

[7.12.hotfix] - 2021-12-13


  • we reset the maillimit to 500/h