Suggestions for a more privacy conscious email provider

Filip Hruska fhr at
Sun Dec 3 17:08:33 CST 2017

It's kind of a pain to manage a mail server.

Even if you have SPF, DKIM correctly setup and you are not on any common 
you constantly have to fight for good deliverability - some mail server 
solutions will simply reject you no matter what.
You might be on some obscure blacklist nobody uses and then you have to 
waste time sending blacklist removal requests.

I personally run my own mail server, but route outgoing emails via 
Amazon SES. Gives me all the benefits
of having my own mail server (domain aliases, extensions, custom spam 
filter etc) and saves me from the pain
of managing outgoing reputation.

Filip Hruska
Linux System Administrator

Dne 12/3/17 v 16:12 Jean | via NANOG napsal(a):
> If you plan to use it for a small group of people, you should consider
> hosting it yourself. You could set it up with SPF, dkim, dmarc, ipv6.
> It could be seen as a personal challenge to achieve.
> Then if you need real privacy, you will need to encrypt with public keys
> like PGP or S/MIME. You can upload your public key to the public pgp key
> servers. I guess that one day this thing will be very popular.
> Challenge accepted?
> Jean
> On 17-12-02 05:20 PM, Paul Ferguson wrote:
>> On Sat, Dec 2, 2017 at 1:35 PM, Michael S. Singh <michael at>
>> wrote:
>>> I am in need of some suggestions for some privacy conscious email
>>> providers. I am currently using Migadu [...]
>> I use KolabNow, based in Switzerland, for a lot of personal e-mail
>> communications. They are very, very privacy conscious:
>> -->
>> They are *not* free, but quite reasonable, and I am quite happy with the
>> m.
>> - ferg

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