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[ale] Very cheap basic mail hosting with IMAP

As I said, I'm not asking for much. :)  Literally the RAM alone in the
server would be enough.

On 2020-02-25 18:32, SpaXpert, Inc. wrote:
> $10 a year???
> Wow.
> On Tue, Feb 25, 2020 at 5:15 PM Alex Carver via Ale <ale at ale.org> wrote:
>> 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.
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