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[ale] Very cheap basic mail hosting with IMAP

I think that's a bit much, I don't really need to double up like that, I
just want to boomerang a select set of automated messages from my
systems to my phone.  Having a server pulling from Protonmail seems like
a few extra hoops.

I was really hoping for something like a $10/year cheap plan with maybe
a dozen MB of storage space and IMAP.

On 2020-02-24 05:56, Jim Kinney via Ale wrote:
> +1
> Set up a mail service on a cheap vps using the protonmail bridge that you connect your phone to.
> On February 24, 2020 7:14:08 AM EST, Jeff Hubbs via Ale <ale at ale.org> wrote:
>> It's also wholly dependent on a corporation that merely grants you, by 
>> its providence and favor, continuous permission to use as *they* see 
>> fit. The service is theirs to control at their whim, and you have no 
>> leverage over them whatsoever. That it is also the "much easier 
>> solution" is no accident.
>> On 2/23/20 11:49 PM, Alex Carver via Ale wrote:
>>> I already use Gmail and it's not fully reliable.  Every time I come
>> off
>>> wifi and onto the cellular network Google blocks my mail access until
>> I
>>> respond to an email asking me if it was me that connected to my
>> email.
>>> It happens Every. Single. Day.  It's really frustrating which is why
>> I
>>> wanted something else.
>>> It's also very slow.  Sometimes I don't get updated for half an hour
>> or
>>> more because they don't support IMAP push where the other server I'm
>>> using will send me the notification in a matter of seconds.
>>> On 2020-02-23 20:13, SpaXpert, Inc. wrote:
>>>> Gmail is a much easier solution.
>>>> On Sun, Feb 23, 2020 at 1:00 PM Alex Carver via Ale <ale at ale.org>
>> wrote:
>>>>> The bridge won't work with my phone.  Currently I have my phone
>> making
>>>>> the direct IMAP access (and also IMAP push) to retrieve the
>> messages.
>>>>> On 2020-02-23 05:06, Jim Kinney wrote:
>>>>>> Protonmail free account with the imap bridge?
>>>>>> On February 23, 2020 3:34:12 AM EST, Alex Carver via Ale
>> <ale at ale.org>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>> Anyone have a suggestion for a very cheap mail host that can
>> handle
>>>>>>> just
>>>>>>> a couple messages per day with IMAP capability?  I have domains
>>>>>>> registered through Godaddy right now and they've suddenly decided
>> that
>>>>>>> the basic single mail address they provide with domains is going
>> away
>>>>>>> in
>>>>>>> favor of MS Exchange/Office 365 and they will be charging for it.
>>>>>>> I use it to send time critical messages that my machines generate
>> to my
>>>>>>> phone (monitored by K9 mail) because it's cheaper than sending
>> text
>>>>>>> messages to my phone (I pay per message).  I don't need much at
>> all,
>>>>>>> the
>>>>>>> messages are stripped down by procmail before sending them out so
>>>>>>> they're only like 1 kB or so and I delete them shortly after
>> receiving
>>>>>>> them so I don't even need much storage.  I already run my mail
>> server
>>>>>>> at
>>>>>>> home but this is a secondary path that exists outside of my
>> network for
>>>>>>> a little redundancy.  I don't need to transfer the domains or buy
>>>>>>> another one necessarily, I can just point the MX records at the
>> host.