Re-enable TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1

On February 12th, 2020, we disabled the deprecated protocols TLS 1.0 and 1.1 in Dovecot (POP3, POP3S, IMAP, IMAPS) and Postfix (SMTPS, SUBMISSION).

With the June 2024 Patch (2024-06), TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 were also disabled for unauthenticated mail via SMTP on port 25/tcp, as most modern and well-configured email servers on the internet now use better encryptions than TLS 1.0/1.1.

How to re-enable weak protocols if necessary?

Edit data/conf/postfix/

# For SMTPS/Submission
submission_smtpd_tls_mandatory_protocols = !SSLv2, !SSLv3
smtps_smtpd_tls_mandatory_protocols = !SSLv2, !SSLv3

smtp_tls_protocols = !SSLv2, !SSLv3
smtpd_tls_protocols = !SSLv2, !SSLv3

Edit data/conf/dovecot/extra.conf:

ssl_min_protocol = TLSv1

Restart the affected services:

docker compose restart postfix-mailcow dovecot-mailcow
docker-compose restart postfix-mailcow dovecot-mailcow

Hint: You can enable TLS 1.2 in Windows 7.