This doesn't only affect contrarian nerds: Email deliverability is deliberately nerfed by Big Tech https://cfenollosa.com/blog/after-self-hosting-my-email-for-twenty-three-years-i-have-thrown-in-the-towel-the-oligopoly-has-won.html
@CCC Same experience, similar also with my not-anymore-selfhosted email server at a middlesized German provider – impossible to reach AOL, Hotmail, Yahoo users, even if my provider’s admins have me de-listed every other month. (Even that is impossible with AOL, since you have to pay their SBL service for de-listing!)
And don’t talk about mailing lists.
@CCC "I lost. We lost. One cannot reliably deploy independent email servers." — "One strike and you're out. For the rest of your life." https://cfenollosa.com/blog/after-self-hosting-my-email-for-twenty-three-years-i-have-thrown-in-the-towel-the-oligopoly-has-won.html
@CCC In other words: Big Tech's mailservers are broken and they are unwilling to fix it because (other) Big Tech customers won't notice.
One learning is not to use Big Tech's services to receive email.
@CCC There's also https://vadosware.io/post/its-never-been-easier-or-harder-to-self-host-email/. It doesn't address the issues raised in the article you linked, but it's another argument that *technically* it doesn't have to be hard
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