#GMail is harmful to e-mail ecosystem; its antispam blocking policy matches too many valid messages as spam.

It blocked LastPass email leak warning email, because it contained "a link" to a leaked site.

It blocked an e-mail from goverment agency addressed directly to me.

It discriminates all non-gmail servers, and it's pretty much impossible to own a private SMTP server these days, because GMail will classify everything as spam.

It's not how e-mail should work.

Consider dropping GMail.

@antekone I agree with you on most points but "pretty much impossible" does not fully match my experience. I manage my own SMTP server and I interact with Gmail people.

@bortzmeyer @antekone

Same, and by run I mean cheat and run mail in a box. But after some initial bounces and spam labelling, I now can send email to new Gmail users without issue.

@robjloranger Same here, too - but I agree with the sentiment in general. @bortzmeyer @antekone

@jamie @bortzmeyer @antekone

Ya it was disheartening when I had to sometimes use a different email.


@jamie @bortzmeyer @antekone

I would love to. anybody has some how-to/guidelines/tutorial on how to achieve it?


To run your own mail server? Mail in a box is super easy. You just need a small virtual server running Ubuntu 18.04, their setup guide is really good. mailinabox.email

oh nice! I'll take a look. thanks very much!!

no problem, let me know if you have questions.

email is faster usually if it's semi urgent, hello@robloranger.ca

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