[RCU] Point of information

Noel Butler noel.butler at ausics.net
Thu Feb 19 23:36:25 CET 2015


 

as an alternative, kind of between 1 and 2, you do "1", and setup your
own local server, just relay outbound via the VPS, and setup inbound on
VPS with a forward to your local server utilising different port than
25, assuming OP's ISP doesn't block all inbound ports 

On 20/02/2015 08:00, Oliver Welter wrote: 

> This is getting very off-topic, but I will try to explain.
> 
> 1) If you just want to make your own mailserver that is "somewhat secure", any VPS or hosted solution will likely fit as long as you dont run any really confidential or illegal/abusive stuff. Choosing a provider in a state with friendly law (Germany, Swiss, Skandinavia) will give a bit better feeling. No provider will read you mail "for fun" as long as they are not visited by officials.
> 
> 2) If you need to run a *really* confidential service, the "guys" will find ways to sniff your mail as long as you dont provide E2E encryption. Yes you are right, its a tedious task to push your contacts to use crypto, but its definitly the best chance to make it as hard as possible to any adversary.
> 
> regards
> 
> Oliver
> 
> Am 18.02.2015 um 12:49 schrieb jfmxl:
> Ain't that the truth. The difficulty is my correspondents. But it has to be done, doesn't it. And there's no time like the present. I guess a special gpg key-pair for each mail account, and a carefully crafted email containing the relevant public key together with a description of what to do with it, and how to reciprocate is the way to go? Do you have any experience to share in switching both yourself and your correspondents to encrypted email? Thanks for nudging me in the obvious direction. On 2015-02-18 13:51, Oliver Welter wrote: Use Mail encryption, anything else is snakeoil as there are lots of possibilities for others to get into your mail. Oliver Von Samsung-Tablet gesendet -------- Ursprüngliche Nachricht -------- Von: jfmxl <jfmxl at SDF.ORG> Datum: 18.02.2015 02:40 (GMT+01:00) An: Roundcube Users mailing list <users at lists.roundcube.net> Betreff: Re: [RCU] Point of information I'll look into it. Although I have little to no money and no means of paying for anything 
 other
than by international money order if I went for this. I had a vps with ... what turned out to be viaverio, after several rounds of merger ... for twenty years. But I never trusted them ... once it occurred to me to consider whether I did or not. Then I could no longer afford them, or pay them in any case, anyway. Why should I trust FileMedia? If I could afford them. I'll try to look them up. What I have now is a shell account and limited webserver, and mail as described, from this outfit, for a one-time fee of one dollar. I bought a buck and mailed it to him/them. I asked lots of questions, like are you the NSA? Got zero answers. I have to assume it's an NSA honeypot. But so may FileMedia be. Well not a honeypot, but a 'cooperative' commercial provider as are Google and the rest. At least the NSA won't bother to sell me out to the TNCs ... the sell-out traffic is all in the other direction. Maybe there's a way to run mail over i2p myself. I had a mail account there ... still 
 based on
trust ... but one day they just just me down. No notice, no nothing. They're a pretty arbitrary bunch of geek gatekeepers. And there's still the connection to the 'real' darpanet to negotiate. Oh well, there is no such thing as privacy, certainly not security, any longer in this web worldwide. I might as well stick with what I have. With those bastards from the NSA looking over my shoulder. collecting everything I do on the web 'for future reference'. At least with the NSA I'm not commercially compromised. Not so with Google. On 2015-02-18 07:59, Noel Butler wrote: Then get that unmanaged VPS, you will control it, although since it's not located locally there still exists a small risk, I use FileMedia for my personal offsite, reliable, and friendly service, you can then pop3 from it, keeping bulk of your mail local, and since you'd only need it for light storage, you could get away with the smallest plan, you wont need bells and whistles. On 18/02/2015 10:17, jfmxl wrote: Tha
 nks for
the advice. I tried to run my own mail server, tried dynamic dns, but my ISP won't allow it, apparently. Couldn't make a connection to an smtp port. _______________________________________________ Roundcube Users mailing list users at lists.roundcube.net http://lists.roundcube.net/mailman/listinfo/users [1]
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