@arghyadeep Tutanota is free, although I recommend supporting free services you use, and offers secure encrypted email.
@Tay0 Will it allow custom domain?
@arghyadeep I have self-hosted my email for the post 6-7 years, using a handcrafted setup till recently when I switched to using Mailcow (mailcow.email) on a 5€/month Hetzner VPS. Ymmv.
@arghyadeep I'm mid-migration over to Mailbox.org and have Burner Mail with a custom domain in-front so my actual address is never shared.
@gray That's what I'm thinking to do.
How do you run your burner mail with the custom domain?
@arghyadeep You'll need a "Premium" account with them. Once you have that, you'll get an option to add a custom domain. You add some MX records and away it goes. Incredibly simple.
The browser extension adds a small button in any email field on a page. When you sign up to something, just click that and it will generate a servicename.324jl3@yourdomain and autofill the form.
Overall, pleasant experience for the last few months. Need to contact them about maybe adding a second domain though :/.
@gray @arghyadeep I use Mailbox.org as well. They're cheap (1 euro per month) and they work good. I'm not sure what to think about no spambox and the web interface is horrendous. It makes me cry every time I have to use.
I also miss application passwords and a few other features, but they're overall alright.
@reto How do you host? Mailcow or anything similar?
@reto Found a DigitalOcean article.
Willing to give this a shot.
@arghyadeep I hope that article includes a good amount of information on securing the installation.
Beware of HOWTOs containing incomplete or inaccurate information.
I've been running a Postfix/Cyrus-IMAPd setup for many years now. The initial setup (involving SASL and LDAP) was lengthy and you need to add milters to do things like DKIM, SPF and DMARC (and integrate those into DNS) to have the slightest chance of delivering your email these days.
@neildarlow It did look too simple to be secure.
Thanks for the advice, I'll be careful. :)
@arghyadeep migadu.com, they allow custom domain, smtp/imap and are very simple and open about how and what they provide.
Also, there's this post: https://drewdevault.com/2020/06/19/Mail-service-provider-recommendations.html
@arghyadeep i also want to know
@lopeztel Yunohost looks promising but how secure is it?
Also, I can only point my subdomain to the Yunohost server. Can I get a mail address like firstname.lastname@example.org inspite of that?
@arghyadeep I'm no expert but I know they automatically configure a firewall and fail2ban for you + SSL certificates. You'd have to check subdomain support per app. At least I know that the ones I use do (nextcloud, piwigo, gitea, rain loop, shell in a box) with the only exception being wordpress
@wyatwerp What if I told you you can get your own mail for free or maybe an euro/month.
Would you do it? Or still choose to ignore Google's monstrosity?
@arghyadeep I run a mail server with 175 users (currently) and pay $20/mo for the VPS that can easily accomodate many more. If you were to run your own, you would likely be fine with something that costs $5/mo.
If you’re interested in running a mail server, this is by far the best guide I’ve found. Google, Yahoo, etc. will mark your emails as spam for the first month or so but, as your reputation is established, they’ll gradually go straight to the recipient’s inbox. https://workaround.org/ispmail/buster/
@arghyadeep posteo.de (1 EUR per month)
@andre posteo looked good but doesn’t have custom domain support
@arghyadeep I see
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