@email@example.com Well I doubt any of the larger mail services are without IPv6, but there's probably a lot of corporate internal mail servers that are.
I'm not an expert so someone please correct me if I'm out of turn. My understanding with IPv6 is that ISP support is not quite ubiquitous so depending on your relay/mail path emails may black hole.
In short I'd say it's probably too early, but as I said above I could be completely mistaken.
@ilja @rysiek There are IPv6 only blacklists (I've complained on masto before about the bad interaction of OVH and spamhaus), but google does not block all ipv6 mail. A quick check of the logs suggests it's about 50/50 from one mailing list server to gmail. It could also be the case the less people have IPv6 reverse DNS set up, which would cause not just gmail but most smtp servers to block.
@rysiek The problem is that every time I have been considering doing IPV6 only stuff, a bit of FOMO comes creeping, as I worry that someone who happens to run an ipv4 only server wants to send me an important email.
@rysiek I came much closer to go #ipv6 only with fed.im a few months ago, but ultimately decided against me as I discovered that a few of the bigger players in the fediverse did not have IPV6 DNS entries.
Of course, that does not mean they have no connection at all and is unable to reach an IPv6-only system, but I took it as a bad sign.
@firstname.lastname@example.org Maybe in a very far future, until the ipv4 won't be enought...
But there are some problems with the IPv6 ><
Have not done this myself.
It’s not, if you want to actually receive any emails. What I see in my Postfix log is that while Google and Microsoft MTAs run on IPv6, most of the smaller entities don’t even bother.
@rysiek Looking at the logs from the last month on my personal mail server, there are incoming connections from 135 unique IPv6 addresses and 2068 unique IPv4 addresses. Of course, most incoming mail is spam, so those number might not mean much.
@jec in a way that makes such an e-mail server actually useful, in practical sense, as an e-mail server.
@rysiek I have a dual stack server. I send and receive mails to/from Gmail via ipv6.
But it looks like most SMTP servers work only with ipv4.
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