Docker for Plex Email
This is the Dockerfile setup for plexEmail.
To build the image locally:
git clone https://github.com/blackbarn/docker-plexemail.git; cd docker-plexemail; docker build -t plex-email .
docker run -d -v /your_config_location:/config -v /your_plex_folder:/plex -p 80:80 --name plexEmail plex-email
Or you can replace
blackbarn/plex-email in your
run command to use the pre-built image from docker hub.
docker run -d -v /your_config_location:/config -v /your_plex_folder:/plex -p 80:80 --name plexEmail blackbarn/plex-email
Change the port mapping to suit your needs, for example to have the web listen on
8080 simply use
-p 8080:80 instead.
On first start up, it will create a default
After this, set the following properties to configure plex and nginx:
plex_data_folder = '/plex' web_folder = '/PlexEmail/web'
Be sure to modify the rest of this file to suit your needs.
Plex Email's script is triggered by a cron job. There is a default one that this will use and it will trigger every Sunday at 11PM.
If you wish to define your own, simply place a file called
crontab in your config directory. Be sure to ensure you have a blank line at the end otherwise it is not a true cron file :)
* * * * * root /PlexEmail/scripts/plexEmail.py --config /config/config.conf
This will run the script every minute (not recommended). Ensure you specify the custom config directory as shown above.See PlexEmail for additional command line options, such as
-t to run a test.
An example of a
web: build: . container_name: plex_email ports: - "8383:80" expose: - "8383" - "80" restart: always volumes: - /opt/data/plexemail:/config - /opt/data/plex/config:/plex
Obviously your volume mapping will vary.
If you go into your running docker you can fix it by using the following command:
pip install requests
(This of course should ideally get fixed in the docker itself)
This image does not seem to have all the right Python components installed. When trying to run the email script it says import is not available. I ran into this on another build I was testing for this same app. If you try to run
python plexEmail.py -t
You will see the error.