@yarmo I've spent too many years running email services for other people. I don't want that level of pain for myself any more, so I pay a provider to do it for me.

I don't want to use a 'free' provider, because they're not motivated to support me.

Time has a relationship to money :-)


@yojimbo perhaps you could write a blog post about it, I'd love to read about what exactly it is that causes trouble on a larger scale. I'm hosting only for myself and a brother but yeah, the email server, it'd be easy to add some more users… And you might just dissuade me from doing so!

@yarmo For outbound, it's the deliverability. Even major players can just vanish off the face of big name destinations like Microsoft; who accept SMTP but then decide to not give it to inbox (or even to spam).

But there's also the inbound - when 90% of the connections being made to you are for spam, what technique do you use to block them?

Paying for a reputation blacklist of IPs would be nice, but you only get that in an actual vendor product.

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