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Discussion on: Setting up my personal mailserver

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KP

Appreciate the diligence here but the broader question is, why would anyone want to set up their own mailserver?
Being somewhat of an indie developer myself, this approach does appeal to me, but to paraphrase Rob Walling:

"Managing email, blacklists, unsubscribes, spam filtering, deliverability, etc are best left to the companies that are in this game. Setting up your own mailserver is the single biggest mistake he sees entrepreneurs make."

Maybe I'm missing something, so I'd be interested in your thoughts, of course. I personally am going to be using Sendy + AWS.

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Reza • Edited on

Depends how many domains you have and how much money you want to spend. I manage more than 10 domains with few users on each. Financially it makes more sense for me to maintain my own mail server even though it's not an easy task.

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Anirudh Author

why would anyone want to set up their own mailserver?

I did mention this in the post -- privacy. Hosting your own mail is relatively more private than relying on a third party to do it for you.

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KP

I understand, that might be important to people that are concerned about security...but for most people it doesn't make much sense.
I do appreciate the article though!

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ArcticSpaceFox

Well unsubscribing is very easy.since the eu legislation and the spam filter models you can get from kaggle 😁

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KP

@sm03lebr00t do you have a link?