Suggestions for a more privacy conscious email provider
gtaylor at tnetconsulting.net
Mon Dec 4 23:00:11 CST 2017
On 12/04/2017 03:47 PM, Brad Knowles wrote:
> The concept is sound, but attempting to use your $5 VPS as your outbound
> mail relay is only going to end in pain and tears -- your VPS cannot have
> or build a good enough reputation to get reliable delivery to the big mail
> providers. You need to use an outbound mail relay that already has a good
> reputation, and that works hard to continue to maintain that reputation.
My experience shows otherwise.
I've been using a VPS as my primary mail server for > 2 years and have
only been black listed once. Even that was a 12 hour automated listing
because I sent one message to an address I had not used in 7 years,
which had since been converted into a spam trap.
I've also known others that use VPSs for this exact thing with
> As for handling your inbound mail, use something like imapsync and then
> effectively treat your IMAP provider as a POP3 provider instead, and
> download/delete the messages from their system as soon as they have been
> copied to your local system.
Why? Having a different provider handle inbound will require them
supporting your domain(s). Why not handle inbound email directly?
> The bad guys could tap into the stream of mail that flows through that
> system, but they wouldn't be able to get into your archive of old mail
> without breaking into the box sitting in your house.
S/MIME / PGP }:-)
Grant. . . .
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