Mail-in-a-Box

Everything you need to manage your own e-mail

#Internet

Sun, Sep 7th, 2014 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

By running nothing more complex than a script on your completely fresh Ubuntu 14.04 machine, @JoshData's Mail-in-a-Box allows you instantly create your own mail server, calendar, address book and more, all easily accessible by mobile phone.

Mass electronic surveillance by governments revealed over the last year has spurred a new movement to re-decentralize the web: to empower individuals to be their own service providers again.

Although the core protocol of email, SMTP, is completely decentralized, in practice email has become highly centralized because it is so damn difficult to implement the dozens of modern protocols that surround it.

[...] I’ve been running my own mail server for 15 years and am tired of feeling like the last hold-out. So join me.

  855

 

You may also be interested in:

The Bastard Assistant Editor From Hell
They Haven't Got Mail
Convert Images Into Images Made of Random Letters
"We're back in the dot-com funny money era."
Google Mail now checks to see if you're drunk