[okfn-discuss] [OKFN-Local-Coord] Which e-mail service or mail transfer agent are you using/do you recommend?

stef s at ctrlc.hu
Sun Jun 30 20:45:37 UTC 2013

On Sun, Jun 30, 2013 at 02:59:23PM -0500, heath rezabek wrote:
> For hosting services, which includes the ability to set up and control your
> own mailserver (or any other service you can install as well as some
> quick-setup options), I recommend Dreamhost with highest recommendations.

i think it is also important to check if the servers are in europe, or in the
us. i think dreamhost is in the us, no?

i use postfix also. if you want to protect your correspondence then a vps wont
do, you need to control your own physical hw.  is a bit more expensive, but
also a lot more safe. there's other ways around this, by using custom crypto,
but it's not as good as real hw.

i'd also avoid web-based interfaces, and stick with local clients, avoiding
also phones.

so you need only a postfix and a dovecot imap server, which after setting up
only needs the occasional security update. but if you already have something
like this, why not run your own xmpp server and yacy/seeks search engine.

pgp: https://www.ctrlc.hu/~stef/stef.gpg
pgp fp: FD52 DABD 5224 7F9C 63C6  3C12 FC97 D29F CA05 57EF
otr fp: https://www.ctrlc.hu/~stef/otr.txt

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