Em@il Dr@m@s

Posted on 2020-12-13 on Vaovao OH.MG.


I've been having some issues with my mailcow install after a Ubuntu update and it's become suddenly less reliable than before. Therefore this evening has been panic backing up my emails over to my ProtonMail account (along side importing YEARS worth of shit from gmail) and moving those domains over to Tutanota.


I updated something like 10 domains and I already hate my life, but it did give me a chance to do a few things.


  • I moved my DMARC records to a central one controlled by OH.MG (including where the RUA and RUF reports go)
  • I finally found a use for the domain mmn.email, it's now my whitelabel domain (hurrah)
  • Setting proper needs within my email providers, each has a fixed purpose

The one outlier has been Delta Chat, I'm not going to lie, I really like Delta Chat the only problem is limitations from email hosts. Because one group chat can swallow anti-SPAM limits fast. I used to use my runbox account for that but I kept on getting uncomfortably close to the 500 email a day limit, other providers are even more picky than that. I'm trying it out with my ZohoMail account but the filtering there is shite so I keep on getting a billion notifications in my inbox before DeltaChat moves it to it's folder, plus it also exposes my device's IP address in the headers, which is rich from me as I self host things here (top tip : find me with dig a oh.mg). I was going to give it a whirrl with Proton Bridge but that really strips headers and might be an issue for autocrypt within DC (and I can't use it on my phone for when I may possibly leave the house maybe).


If Zoho doesn't work out I'll need to try another hosting account, which at least has better filtering. But it's annoying to create a new account in Delta Chat then sync it with another device.


I've started to move my subscriptions to mailing lists over to Tutanota now, I did try it on Criptext but really not feeling the Criptext client, there is a lot of work to do there.