[ILUG] Best Email Server to Use
colm at tuatha.org
Fri Aug 1 13:05:05 IST 2008
On Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 12:50 PM, Michael Watterson <watty at eircom.net> wrote:
> Why would I want to use a mail service where droids read all my mail?
As opposed to simply having "SMTP servers" read them?
> Why would I want to use Apps that may be less private and less secure less
> private than MS's?
Why would I want to listen to someone who doesn't actually include any data
backing up their insinuations?
I use Google for search out of need. Otherwise why would I deal with what is
> really a very very closed doors advertising agency? The only ilug connection
> IMO is that Google is a heavy Linux user. But so are lots of other
> commercial entities. Don't get me started on Android either.
Ah, bunker mentality. Gotta love it.
> I'd agree, that for *public email* I'd use a provider and only use my own
> mail server as a hidden convenience on my own LAN for multi-pop,
> pre-filtering, archiving and forwarding for a family or an office. Don't
> have to worry about relaying or other exploits. Behind firewall and no ports
> forwarded to it. To "the internet" it behaves like an email pop/smtp client
> application. I have a large list of endings that are executable on
> Windows/DOS. The home mail server eats them. If people really want need to
> send me binary, it's for linux etc without a forbidden ending so no problem
> or in a zip. Zips are checked manually to see if they have a lot of space
> in internal file(s) name :-)
Have you ever received a virus through GMail? Has anyone?
Remote image loading and remote HTML blocked on Thunderbird mail clients.
> Read/Reception ack turned off.
> I have two domains of my own for email too (hosted services with something
> like sendmail, remote web admind via HTTPS). But I mostly use three other
> domains for the bulk of my email with ordinary pop accounts. I have hotmail,
> gmail and yahoo mail I never use.
Er, with respect, "so what"? How is any of this relevant to the
discussion? How many hours per week do you devote to maintaining this
setup? How easy would it be to scale it to 100 users? 1,000? 100,000?
Colm Buckley / colm at tuatha.org / +353 87 2469146
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