On Thu, 7 Jul 2016, John Stoffel wrote:
>>>>>> "David" == David Lang <***@lang.hm> writes:
> David> On Wed, 6 Jul 2016, Yves Dorfsman wrote:
>>> On 2016-07-06 10:17, Ted Cabeen wrote:
>>>> You've gotten lots of good answers. The only other one I'd want to mention is
>>>> that you can also host your personal email out of your home server and use an
>>>> AWS t2.nano instance to proxy the email in and out. That eliminates storage
>>>> charges for those of us with rather large email archives. At $72 for a 3-year
>>>> reserved AWS t2.nano instance, the cost is super-low.
>>> The issue with this, is that you no longer have access to email when your ISP
>>> is down. This used not to be a problem, because no ISP meant no internet
>>> anyway, but these days with internet access via your phone, and the usefulness
>>> of email especially when there is an ISP outage, I think it is better to host
>>> outside home.
> David> I live in a place with not-so-good internet connectivity, and I
> David> think I would have a horrible time dealing with all my mail
> David> from home over such a connection (I currently have it all
> David> hosted at the house and ssh into the house when I'm away to run
> David> pine, sometimes from my phone/tablet)
> Usually you have better down connectivity than up, so I would think
> that hosting in the cloud would work pretty well. That's what I'm
> doing now, which is setting up a digital ocean droplet.
'better down than up' can still result in too little down. Think four geeks with
3Mb down :-(
I still am subscribed to linux-kernel amoung other things. dealing with 1k+
messages/day locally with cyrus/pine is no big deal. Doing the same thing over a
congested link, competing with browsing/streaming/etc is not a nice thing.
At work they went from a local exchange server to office365 and there was a
significant degredation in service for dealing with large amounts of mail.
> David> I've though about trying to setup the Cyrus replication
> David> features so that I would have a copy both at home and hosted
> David> outside, with the two copies syncing changes. Has anyone done
> David> anything along those lines?
> I'm not sure I'd bother. But... have you looked at Dovecot instead of
> Cyrus, and if so, which did you choose and why?
I started with Cyrus. How would Dovecot be any better? Does it have back-end
replication/clustering/failover like Cyrus does? or some other feature that
would let me replicate/split my mail repository?
I routinely have high tens of thousands, to low hundreds of thousands of mail in
a single folder, cyrus handles that well (even without a SSD), how would Dovecot
> I really think I want IMAP so that I can read home email on my phone
> more easily. Right now it's purely text based, which is awesome over
> a simple SSH connection, but getting more and more difficult as more
> and more images are sent in emails, and links to emails, etc.
I absolutly require IMAP so that I can access the same mail from multiple
devices and keep it stored on the server.
I haven't found an android imap client I'm happy with yet, let alone anything
that would be sane to point at my mail volume
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