suggestions on a self-hosted messaging server with end-to-end encryption for a small family

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    Dendrite is a second-generation Matrix homeserver written in Go!

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    Synapse: Matrix homeserver written in Python/Twisted.


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  • Element

    A glossy Matrix collaboration client for the web.

    Another nice thing is you can use the Element client application which is pretty mature compared to the options for, say, XMPP. It has desktop, Android, and iOS versions and they've all worked well in my experience.

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