@zxv I guess the went too close to the "creepy line". who would have thought it's a bad idea?

@zxv Hmm. Where am I at on this?

βœ… Run my own e-mail server
❓ DuckDuckGo (60%~70%; Google the rest)
βœ… Firefox
πŸ‘Ž Still haven't setup a PeerTube Server
πŸ‘Ž Here Maps is Okay, but doesn't work with Android Auto (fuck you Google)
❓ Mostly use MEGA, but still have some things that only support Drive

I still have one phone I want to try miniG (Android with fake Google Services) on and I'd like to switch to KDE Plasma Mobile once I get a Purism 5.

@djsumdog Email and Phone are my main challenges. For email I worry about GMail dropping email I send to people still on the platform.

Do you have a sense of how much of your email is getting lost?

@zxv I wrote a post about that:

battlepenguin.com/tech/how-goo

It sucks. I usually tell people I sent them an e-mail on some other medium. After the first one is marked as 'not spam', the rest get through fine. To be fair, even before 2013 when I Was on gmail ... I'd have e-mail to other gmail addresses marked as spam .. and I've been on gmail since like 2004!

@djsumdog yea that's what I'm afraid of. I use a mail forward from domains I own so no one has had my gmail email address basically ever. But that sucks if I can't email someone without needing to tell them somehow that my first email will be in the spam folder. Fuck Google.

@zxv GMail is no big problem. Set up SPF/DKIM/DMARC and it just works.
But to get Microsoft to accept E-Mails usually involves filling in an appeal form to get your IP whitelisted.

@allo will something like github.com/tomav/docker-mailse do everything?

I know there are like a dozen mail-in-a-box solutions. I picked that one largely since its README was the longest.

@zxv Hard to tell from the readme alone.
The list of services looks good and the Dockerfile is not too complicated, but without trying it I cannot recommend or recommend against it.

But I would recommend using it only when you have a good enough understanding what's happening there, when you want to use it for more than a pet project. Otherwise you will have problems when some part of the mail-in-a-box solution does not work as expected and you do not know which one.

@zxv on second though.. 151 gbp for a subscription to canada is pretty steep

@zxv I believe this is their website ? They seem to have work to do to free themselves from google too. Don't know if what they say in issue 490 is good or not though.

@zxv
Looks nice
Did you open the magazine? What did it recommend?

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