@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.
@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 Found a DigitalOcean article.
Willing to give this a shot.
@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
@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 email@example.com 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/
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