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I'm learning so much about how much of a pain in the ass it is to run your own mail server.

Still, also don't know how/why tf do I still do it.

@ryan I gave up on that years ago. Practically it's an oligopoly with lots of manual work as the price of entry IMHO.

@J12t I actually have been using hmailserver for many years, but recently discovered a really rare/annoying bug caused by quirks between the host and a couple mail clients (different combinations behaved differently). I decided to ditch hmailserver and try mail in a box (postfix/dovecot/etc) and it seems much more stable across clients.

@ryan I go through this same exercise every 3 or 4 years and eventually go back to using a hosting provider. I think it's a great skill to have and to understand how to secure it properly.

@ryan
I've been hosting my own email for over 5 years now, most recently, and other than dealing with some Microsoft domains, it is a set it and forget it kind of thing. Updates, maintenance of every once in a while, but really no big deal. iRedmail is a great system to get started with, I recently migrated off of that for something more lightweight but much of it was the same. Break free from monopoly email!

@ryan
OpenBSD with smtpd, Dovecot, mariadb, spamd, httpd, roundcube and Baikal to replace all of what I used in iRedmail. I wanted to get it all to packages native or part of the pkg system for consistency. So far I've managed to migrate to a far less expensive VPS because performance requirements are lower but it's been a bit of a rocky transition while I'm learning the ins and outs. But it all works well when I'm telling it to do the right thing!

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