New blog post: My e-mail setup Part 0. Going to be at least 3 more parts. As always, replies to this toot show up as comments on my blog. Sorry, twitter friends, your replies won't ;)

@jwildeboer i just switched from #Spamassassin to #Rspamd. Currently I dont feel it works better and I have trouble finding the right settings so that mails are erased above a level. Documentation seems to be focused on special cases. But I believe it will be better. Habe used Spamassassin since I guess since it was released. And it was great so far. But every software has its limits. And new software can start from scratch.

@kielkontrovers I have to admit - I don't use any spam filter stuff. It was never needed. The few spams I get are reliably matched by my mail client and don't justify the extra burden of running stuff on my server. I am lucky, I guess.

@kielkontrovers Greylisting still works for the stupid spammers. DKIM/SPF helps my local mail client to make good decisions.Fail2ban on the mail server is also still quite helpful. And maybe I am whitelisted by the Spam Mafia? Who knows :)

@kielkontrovers I'm an atheist, I don't believe. I verify. I see around 20 connects a day since many years of weird mail servers with no working PTR in DNS that never come back as I greylist them. I consider that "it works".

@kielkontrovers This is one week of not checking my junk folder. Quite OK for a postmaster account responsible for 25 domains, I guess?


Looking forward for the mail encryption part 👍

@Billie Actually quite simple. Configure the dovecot mail-crypt plugin, make sure all incoming mail goes to lmtp so dovecot sees them, done.


I think the e-mail protocols themselves are fairly robust to failure. Most well behaved servers trying to send mail will keep trying for several days, so outages of a few hours might be inconvenient but aren't likely to cause any data loss.

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