"After self-hosting my email for twenty-three years I have thrown in the towel. The oligopoly has won. "
"Those who would sacrifice security for a little bit of convenience deserve neither security nor convenience, and will lose both."
@eric If your email requirements don't include things like "exchanging emails with gmail users" then yeah I think you can do pretty much whatever you want with your email. I don't think this is a reasonable suggestion for other people.
@yojimbo @cancel My e-mail server is a cheap VPS at OVH. I can happily send e-mails to and receive from Google, Microsoft etc. My article series describes how I run my server with all the things needed nowadays, like SPF/DKIM/DMARC, which is definitely not that simple. So both sides are valid. That's all.
@cancel this is a rant with some errors like the fact that blocklists are forever, etc. I've sent emails from a shitty IP range at OVH for years w/o issues so what can I say: YMMV.
On the other hand, if you're sending email, you're dealing with rules set by Gmail, Yahoo!, and Microsoft... So yes, fuck that centralized bullshit.
Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo! their shit is totally arbitrary, other than using their trash product, there is no real way to create an email that won't end up in their spam folders (or silently dropped) at some point without warning
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