Suggestions for a more privacy conscious email provider

amuse nanog-amuse at foofus.com
Mon Dec 4 23:23:58 CST 2017


I run my own mailserver...


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On Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 3:00 PM, Grant Taylor via NANOG <nanog at nanog.org>
wrote:

> 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
> considerable success.
>
> 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  }:-)
>
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>
> --
> Grant. . . .
> unix || die
>
>


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