[Chugalug] Laptop SMTP server vs UUCP over TCP

Dave Brockman dave at brockmans.com
Wed Oct 23 23:09:03 UTC 2013


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On 10/23/2013 2:20 PM, Darren Breidigan wrote:
> Laptop SMTP server vs UUCP over TCP
> 
> either/or with local.host
> 
> I am looking into the cutting the web mail services out of the
> picture and using my laptop to directly receive and send emails.
> 
> Has anybody done this?
> 
> Darren

I have used UUCP over TCP.  I hope I never have to see UUCP in any
flavor ever again.  I don't think you will have anything to gain, and
you still have to have something with an MX to actually receive the
email, and then UUCP it to you, or wait for you to UUCP it from them.

SMTP requires a static IP address, an MX record in DNS, a matching
reverse PTR in RDNS, so you really need 3 static and stable IP
addresses to receive email.  Two DNS servers and your MX itself.
Having an MX record < 60 minutes will get you flagged as a spammer and
rejected at connection anywhere you really want to send email.  If
your laptop is not connected 24/7 with a static IP address, I don't
see how you would actually receive email on it....

I encourage you and everyone on this list to self-host your own email.
 I know at least one Datacenter in town that doesn't have any extra
black boxes or fiber taps....

Regards,

dtb


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