Suggestions for a more privacy conscious email provider

Michael S. Singh michael at
Sun Dec 3 17:57:00 CST 2017

Hi Filip I appreciate the response!

Do you host the mail server with a third party provider (e.g Rackspace) 
or do you have an 'in-house' solution. If you're able to elaborate more
on your setup, I would love to read more about it.

I am considering purchasing a Raspberry Pi and hosting my own, as it
seems worth the experience. However does it require that I have my own
DNS server and a static IP address in order to connect to the mail
server from anywhere in the world?

On 12/03/2017 09:08 AM, Filip Hruska wrote:
> 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 blacklists,
> 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

Sincerely Michael S Singh,
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