No problem.  Good luck!

 

 

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Geoff Wark

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As well, I'll take a look at mail-in-a-box. Thank you! It'll be helpful to get a working setup to study. 

 


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Thank you all for your well-thought responses! 

 

Truth be told, the main use-case for this is just a personal interest. I'm hoping to jump into the fire and learn what I'm able to as I'm able to. This isn't a production system that will be actually hosting any users' data, just intended to emulate a system where that would be the reality. I'm only looking into this from a hobbyist perspective to gain the knowledge on how this is done and how cumbersome upkeep may be before I actually take the plunge and migrate my communications to self-hosted mail. 

 

I agree that for the most part, encryption is useless. Most of the time you can't even guarantee end-to-end. I use PGP on the regular with a small amount of people, so I would be interested in supporting it for my setup, but it's not entirely necessary. 

 

As it would happen, I do use protonmail! It's sort of seldom that I use the address, but it's there at least. 

 


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Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 8:45 AM
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There’s always Mail-in-a-Box: https://mailinabox.email/

 

 

To be perfectly honest though, I think privacy and encryption over email is largely a waste of time.  Do you even know anyone who uses PGP?  The overwhelming majority of people (even tech folks) cannot be bothered.  I’ve never met a single person that actually uses PGP for email on a daily basis.

 

That and it’s a pain in the ass to deal with some people/organizations flagging your self-hosted mail as spam.  Email admin can be a lot of maintenance/troubleshooting.  Not good if you’re waiting on something important.

 

I don’t mean to be so gloomy, but just my honest thoughts on the issue.

 

If your primary goal is just not having your data be with the big G, then have you checked out ProtonMail?  https://protonmail.com/

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From: Platform Independent Linux List! [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Nick Strickland
Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 10:23 PM
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Subject: Mail Server Inquiry

 

Alright fellows,

 

I’ve been working off and on for a week or so trying to get a mail server up and running. Running CentOS 7 w/ postfix, dovecot, and a mariadb setup so I can support a good number of users, domains, and effectively manage from an admin website I’ll create later.

I just can’t get this working. Now and then I scrap my progress to start over, hoping that’ll set me on the right path, but I’ve gotten just about nowhere. Every time I have issues accessing externally, having postfix fail to configure new users added to the database properly, or something else.

 

I realize this is a pretty complicated setup for a (relative) novice to Linux server administration, but I’m determined at this point. Plus I’m tired of not being in control of my data flow or whether or not my mail is encrypted.

 

So what do you say? Help a brother out. Anyone have any tutorials, classes, or books I can take a look at to properly wrap my mind around this?

 

Thanks in advance,

NSS