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Author: Mike Tubby
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] ..devuan to the rescue? Easiest possible newbie email server setup, ideas?

On 24/09/2020 11:14, Mark Rousell wrote:
> On 24/09/2020 07:30, Dimitris via Dng wrote:
>> in my opinion a home connection server smtp+imap/pop will not be very
>> usable. most rbl's block dynamic addresses so you won't be able to
>> deliver much...
> In some areas (e.g. the UK), the better ISPs provide static IPs so
> this issue is bypassed.

... and I use this to my advantage by hosting a public machine with
Devuan 3.0 + Exim + Dovecot + MariaDB and have all my mail served to
'inside' my house and my mobile devices (laptop, Android mobile phone)
from my public IP.

The better ISPs in the UK also give you a /48 of IPv6 as well, which is
enough address space for anything I'm likely to need!

>> p.s. using isp's smtp seems in contradiction to privacy/keeping mail on
>> our own hands.. (?)
> I agree, it does rather but, from what I've seen, the greatest
> difficulty with running one's own mail server nowadays isn't spam
> prevention but is deliverability, especially to the larger service
> provider (e.g. MS/Gmail/Yahoo). Since MS now provides mail services
> via O365/M365 for a great many businesses, deliverability to these
> services really matters. Sending via an upstream ISP's SMTP server
> just makes the issue of deliverability much easier to handle.
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> Mark Rousell
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