[TUHS] Who is running their own mail server and what do you run?

Steve Nickolas usotsuki at buric.co
Thu Sep 21 03:01:55 AEST 2017


On Wed, 20 Sep 2017, Warner Losh wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 10:25 AM, Larry McVoy <lm at mcvoy.com> wrote:
>
>> I tried running my own server on mcvoy.com but eventually gave up, the
>> spam filtering was a non-ending task.
>>
>
> I ran my own server for bsdimp.com and village.org form the early 90s until
> 2009 or so. I switched to gmail when I was seriously looking at dropping
> $10k for a server that had enough horse power to filter the 50k-75k spam I
> was getting a month at that time. Switching to google was easier and I
> didn't have to spend the $10k nor the 4 hours a week on the care and
> feeding of the black lists, etc.
>
> Warner
>

I've run my own server for over a decade.  I don't get an unmanageable 
amount of spam, though if there's a way I can make it easier to filter the 
crud out using the tools (postfix, alpine) I have, ...sure

-uso.


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