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Date:      Fri, 4 May 2018 12:50:38 +0100
From:      Arthur Chance <freebsd@qeng-ho.org>
To:        Mayuresh Kathe <mayuresh@kathe.in>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: email service for a private domain!
Message-ID:  <4a4ccc42-a4fc-0e40-49b1-b6536fe99a18@qeng-ho.org>
In-Reply-To: <20180504083711.GB10324@wolfman.devio.us>
References:  <20180504083711.GB10324@wolfman.devio.us>

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On 04/05/2018 09:37, Mayuresh Kathe wrote:
> i own a domain (kathe.in) which i would like to setup for mail services.
> essentially, i should be able to log-in over ssh and work through my
> emails using mailx.
> 
> i have no idea about what is involved and don't know what the search for
> via google.
> 
> could i be pointed in the right direction?

If you don't know what's involved, I'd strongly suggest that you don't
try to do it yourself, otherwise you could find yourself and your domain
blacklisted as a spammer if you accidentally left your MTA open for
relaying.

Instead you'd be better off looking for a mail hosting service that
supports private domains. Most competent ISPs can do that, otherwise you
might want to look at an independent service provider like Mythic Beasts
(https://www.mythic-beasts.com/) - my wife and various friends use them
for mail and DNS as they're a local (to us) company.

> also, how do i evaluate hosting service providers?
> i only know of rootbsd and digitalocean.

The big three are AWS, Google Compute Engine and Azure, with
AlibabaCloud catching up with them. Other smaller providers are
VULTR.com, CloudSigma, OVH, Atlantic.net. I can't say how good any of
them are, I usually run servers in house, but I'm sure others round here
have experience of using them.

-- 
An amusing coincidence: log2(58) = 5.858 (to 0.0003% accuracy).



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