Just subscribed to Fastmail, moving off of Apple because of how they already scan email content. The Protonmail issue doesn't deter me because my goal isn't total protection from governments; a better privacy approach is all I'm looking for. 9to5mac.com/2021/08/23/apple-s


@CodingItWrong Remember to use your own domain name for your email! Then you can move provider whenever you want.

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@da I've tried that in the past, but I've had such an absolutely abysmal time getting SMTP server authentication to work successfully that I'm tempted to just stick with what's simple

@CodingItWrong @da I've been using Fastmail for 4 years with my own domain name and haven't had any issues.

@whami @da If I want to send email from my own domain name, that needs to go through my domain's SMTP server, right? So the fact that your domain's SMTP server hasn't given you issues has no bearing on whether my SMTP server would.

@CodingItWrong @da Ah. I didn't catch that you wanted to use your own SMTP server. But yeah, I'm using Fastmail for SMTP as well.

@CodingItWrong @whami No, you set FastMail as your domain's MX DNS records. That makes them your domain's SMTP server. There are some more DNS records required for anti-spam and authentication, but your email provider (FastMail) will help you set that up. Check the Settings page if there's a section for custom domains.

@CodingItWrong @whami No server or maintenance required. (Just some DNS changes for your domain each time you migrate to a new email provider.)

@da @whami I don't want to configure multiple DNS records for anti-spam and authentication, and I don't want to explain why

@CodingItWrong @da @whami Why don’t you just use the free mailboxes provided by GANDI for every domain name?

@af @whami @da why is everyone trying to solve a problem I don't have with email?

@CodingItWrong @whami @da I really like Fastmail but all I've understood in your earlier messages was that DNS was too complicated for you, and there's nothing wrong in that because DNS and email in particular and computers in general are really complicated. So I was just suggesting you to consider GANDI's mailboxes since they work OOTB.

@af @da @whami what's missing in what you just said is any mention of me wanting to do anything different. I am perfectly happy with my email setup, and I never said otherwise on the thread. It's just been a sequence of unsolicited advice from multiple parties I don't know to solve a problem I don't have.

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