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2022-09-05

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Today's Hacker Newsโ€‹

After self-hosting my email for twenty-three years I have thrown in the towel. The oligopoly has won.โ€‹

  • Email is now an oligopoly, a service gatekept by a few big companies, which does not follow the principles of net neutrality.
  • Google has half a billion results for "my email goes directly to spam
  • email servers run bayesian filtering algorithms which protect you, and most spam doesn't reach your inbox.
  • Email deliverability is deliberately nerfed by Big Tech.
  • if you want to build services on top of the email, you have to pay for an email sending API which has been blessed by others in the industry. One of them.

Self-Hosted email is the hardest it's ever been, but also the easiest.โ€‹

  • Deliverability may be troubled, but the act of running your email server has never been easier. Struggling with postfix and dovecot configuration, semantics, and architecture isnโ€™t the only way to start using the email you control.
  • You donโ€™t have to postfix + dovecot in 2022.
  • An excellent recommendation from the original discussion on HN was to use ImprovMX as an outgoing email server.

How I tricked myself into exercising regularlyโ€‹

Every week you donโ€™t work out three times, you pay 20 USD.

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