2011/07/14: something I just found in my email backups of the 90’s, when ADSL wasn’t available as today.
un quaderno sull’uso efficace delle email
Why there is joy behind a system of hierarchies and formalised rules
This page describes my configuration of the famous Mutt mailreader.
2014/05/11: if all of your friends use Gmail, Google has your email anyway.
For almost 15 years, I have run my own email server which I use for all of my non-work correspondence. Despite the fact that I spend hundreds of dollars a year and hours of work to host my own email server, Google has about half of my personal email!
2018/06/11: whatever requires people use their phone number for everything is the messaging world’s equivalent of the widely despised Facebook Real Name Policy. If you ever needed a clear example of why the lack of diversity (and empathy) in tech is a problem, there it is!
Compartmentalization, presenting different identities in different contexts, is a fundamental, necessary part of human behaviour; it is one of the basics.
Eight years ago, I wrote that, when it comes to email, the more interesting barrier to its proper usage may be laws that only see companies and individuals, but nothing in between. A case under appeal now in the USA shows that, indeed, this may be the case.
Following on from my last post about Mutt, I have been tinkering more with the most suckless of mail clients to get it to deal with-of all things-
Take back control of your email with this easy-to-deploy mail server in a box.
An anonymous reader writes: As we consolidate on just a few major email services, it becomes more and more difficult to launch your own mail server. From the article: "Email perfectly embodies the spirit of the internet: independent mail hosts exchanging messages, no host more or less important than...
The reason this is happening is as the blurb from the MS postmaster help page: Your IP doesn't have a reputation yet.
I used SpamAssassin ca. 2000-2008, then moved to Gmail, and recently went back to maintaining my firstname.lastname@example.org addresses with my own mail setup, again with SA. In the last 30 days I got 43 spams delivered to my spam folders, 16 spams delivered to non-existing addresses at my domains (captured to prevent backscatter), and 101 spams rejected right away on the SMTP level due to high enough score, and IIRC zero delivered to my inbox (IIRC even across the last 2-3 months). I'm not sure why so few spams are even being sent to my handful of email@example.com addresses, I've been using some of them on mailing lists for about 8 years now, too. (My single @gmail.com address gets about 40 spams in the Gmail spam folder per day.) I got 2 false "half-positives" in the last 30 days from the same company before training them (and 0 fp to the spam folder); I say half-positives sine I'm filtering mails with a low enough score to a "possible spam" folder, with the idea of reducing the amount of work for checking.
One of the magical innovations of the Web 2.0 era was when the bigger social platforms opened their doors to third-party app developers. LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter widely touted ,and profited from, the concept of allowing consumers to plug their social graph into other applications. We saw the
As an email startup CEO, I hear it every week. "I hate email. Email sucks. Why can't anyone fix it? And why would you want to spend your life working on something everyone hates?" Email is an obvious target for blame, since we collectively send 183 billion of them every single day. But blaming emai
Quick tip if you are trying to deploy Dovecot on RHEL6 or CentOS6 and get an error message about an 'unknown CA' like this:
28/03/2015 - UPDATE- Steve Jenkins has created a more up-to-date version of this post which is definitely worth checking out if you are looking into deploying OpenDMARC. 240159153130 A few months ago, while trying to debug some SPF problems, I came across ""Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance" (DMARC). DMARC basically builds on top of two existing Continue reading Securing Your Postfix Mail Server with Greylisting, SPF, DKIM and DMARC and TLS
In this article we will walk you through the steps on how to setup a mailserver with Exim4 and DBMail on a Debian 7 (Wheezy) Linux VPS. What is Exim4? It is a