I want to move IMAP to my VPS and move CalDAV and CardDav to the same VPS or possibly the homeserver.
A fortunate plus-side will be that my email address the same as my XMPP address.
If I ever get tired of self hosting or find it too inconvenient. I will just point the MX records of my domain at a new email host.
[*] Decide if I need a backup email provider. ( Example: Maybe a day will come when I will need to email the VPS support, while my VPS is down? )
[*] Setup mailservices on VPS. Possibly redoo the whole OS while we are at it. Setup MX records. Etc.
[*] Test email functionality. Possibly against a bunch of email hosts among family and friends. Make sure my smtp server isn’t being flagged as dangerous and other claptrap.
Local public library has issues with posteo.net. Specifically because of how their name resolution is setup on their domain. It’s extra peculiar. This should be tested.
[*] Migrate all various accounts that refrence the old address to the new.
Criticial accounts such as the VPS might need to be associated with the backup provider. If I decide I need one.
[*] Backup Calendar, Contacts, E-Mail folders migrate them to the new.
[*] Setup backup schedule for email via BorgBackup.
[*] Consider if I want to revise my current policy of not using GnuPG
VPS rebuilt, with email and XMPP up and running. Email seemingly working well.
I think I gotta have a backup email. Considering Protonmail or Tutanota. Tutanota has a FLOSS android client ; but no imap interface. Protonmail has a imap proxy you can run locally but a proprietary android client. May not matter for a true “break glass in case of emergency” account though.
Other email hosts confirming my hosts email signatures seems squirrely. It seems like other email hosts are eventually considering me valid; but not immediately. Work email clearly failed DKIM on first try, but has decided subsequent emails were safe.
It is neat! I wrote two entries, but some people were writing like 5+ a day, and it was exhausting so I stopped. However, it seems like things have slowed down there a little, so I might continue on with my story idea.
The biggest stumbling block is my Arena.net account. There is no automated way to request a deletion or change of email account. And the documented support path is a little more arduous than I really care to proceed with.
Considering that I haven’t seriously played in over three or four years; and im not sure im going to be well positioned to play again; and im not sure I want to play again. AND the game has gone free to play. I think abandoning the account seems like the thing to do.
DRM free technical book publisher APress gets a special note here too, for not having any publicly facing email change process, manual or automatic. I’ve got a ticket open with them though. Again though I can live with abandoning that account I think.
I spent some time getting to know my spam filter and dovecott a little better this past week. Leaving a roundcube instance in place. Less because I need a webmail interface and more like I think ill want a GUI for building Imapsieve rules.
Not actually receiving calendar invites from users who have outlook.com as their host. Though I can receive vanilla emails from them. I have double and tripple checked my logs and I can’t find any attempt at such invites even triggering any kind of connection to my server.
Ive noticed increasingly that megacorps-who-are-email hosts ; are creating whole seperate systems for handling their calendar invites independent of other emails.
For example calendar invites from icloud users, don’t come from their own email accounts anymore for example. They come from seemingly randomly generated email accounts, with their owner’s name and firstname.lastname@example.org as the forged “from” field.
However I only have one contact who regularly sends me calendar invites from outlook.com and they were thinking of moving elsewhere allready. So they have done so.
They chose yet another megacorp unfortunately… but atleast it’s one I can interoperate with.