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Re: Personal Recommendations for Free List Compatible Email Service



On Fri, 25 Apr 2014, Ralf Mardorf wrote:

> On Thu, 2014-04-24 at 23:33 -0700, Patrick Bartek wrote:
> > On Thu, 24 Apr 2014, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> > 
> > > On Thu, 2014-04-24 at 10:14 -0700, Patrick Bartek wrote:
> > > > On Thu, 24 Apr 2014, Jochen Spieker wrote:
> > > > 
> > > > > Patrick Bartek:
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > I don't need lots of storage or big attachment sizes (or any
> > > > > > attachments really), but I do need IMAP, so I can use
> > > > > > Claws.  It must be reasonably secure and dependable, i.e,
> > > > > > good "up" times.
> > > > > 
> > > > > I didn't read the whole thread, but I didn't see anyone
> > > > > stepping up and offering some space on their own servers.
> > > > > 
> > > > > I have a virtual server running wheezy with Dovecot, dspam,
> > > > > policyd-weight, ClamAV, Roundcube, OwnCloud and whatnot.
> > > > > Storage is becoming a little bit constrained but otherwise
> > > > > the machine is pretty much idle. I have only three other
> > > > > e-mail users beside myself plus the occasional web visitor.
> > > > > 
> > > > > So, if someone needs an account for mail, CardDAV/CalDAV
> > > > > (great for Android sync!) or little bit of web space: just
> > > > > ask. I do care about security and availability because I use
> > > > > this system heavily myself. Obviously, I cannot guarantee
> > > > > anything, though, and you have to trust me with your data. In
> > > > > any case I recommend encrypting and backing up your own stuff.
> > > > 
> > > > Thanks for the kind and considerate offer, but last night I was
> > > > successful in setting up a new gmail account (without Google+)
> > > > for my mail lists subscriptions.  I'll post here how I did it
> > > > as soon as everything is tested and configured.
> > > 
> > > I seem to have some Google thingy, just because I joined some
> > > mailing list, but without having a gmail account.
> > 
> > I don't understand.  Could you be a little more specific?  Are you
> > saying that you've been signed up for a Google or Google+ account by
> > joining some mail list?
> 
> Yesno, there was the need to have a Google account to open and/or to
> join a mailing list. Some time ago the Arch Linux mailing list was
> moderated and some users disliked it, so we searched for an
> alternative. Google provided it, but they want more data about the
> users, than a subscription with an email address only.

Okay. I see what you mean.  I'm familiar with what you're talking
about. Had a contract with a company that used it.  Google Forum, I
think it was called.

B


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