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  • Mail-in-a-Box

    Mail-in-a-Box helps individuals take back control of their email by defining a one-click, easy-to-deploy SMTP+everything else server: a mail server in a box.

    Looks good. Fair pricing. I hope it works out for them.

    I started out with self-hosting mail-in-a-box [1]. If you really want to self-host, I can highly recommend it. Would be the cheapest option. At some point I decided to let go of it, because maintenance and configuration can still be a bit cumbersome. There was one thing (DMARC or DNSSEC?) which I never was able to set up properly for some unknown reason, even after long hours tinkering around with it...

    So I started to look at other mail hosting offerings with custom domain. One thing I like is that gandi offers free mail hosting for a domain you order through them. [2] That's quite unique for a domain registrar.

    Also, be aware that free 3rd-party mail hosting with a custom domain does not exist. I started out with the free plan at migadu, but they switched to a paid plan soon after. [3]

    The same happened to postale.io after a while. [4] At least I could keep my free plan there.

    [1] https://mailinabox.email/

    [2] https://www.gandi.net/en/domain/email

    [3] https://www.migadu.com/pricing/#what-happened-to-the-free-pl...

    [4] https://postale.io/faq#What%20happened%20to%20the%20free%20p...?

  • hashwall

    Clientside web library to implement spam and rate limiting using proof of work

  • WorkOS

    The modern API for authentication & user identity. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

  • shade

    Highly experimental web framework (by ScottPeterJohnson)

    In general yes I do contribute to open source, although there's not too much to contribute back to open source _yet_, so the main contribution has just filing Roundcube bugs. (The main mailserver code has diverged too much from Apache James to really be useful.)

    Some of the libraries I wrote are open sourced and on my Github account, e.g. the web framework: https://github.com/ScottPeterJohnson/shade

  • filter-spfgreylist

    OpenSMTPD filter for SPF-aware greylisting

  • ImapSync

    Imapsync is an IMAP transfers tool. The purpose of imapsync is to migrate IMAP accounts or to backup IMAP accounts. IMAP is one of the three current standard protocols to access mailboxes, the two others are POP3 and HTTP with webmails, webmails are often tied to an IMAP server. Upstream website is

    The client has download a copy already and wont sync back what it is already download. You can look into tools like imapsync https://github.com/imapsync/imapsync to copy data from two imap account

  • syncthing-android

    Wrapper of syncthing for Android.

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