[MlMt] Non MM related question about email hosting and web hosting

Randall Gellens mailmate at randy.pensive.org
Sun Jan 6 14:46:46 EST 2019

On 5 Jan 2019, at 9:57, Bharath M Palavalli wrote:

> - Due to logistical reasons I cannot self-host a box at home. Also, I 
> would like to host my email and the static website with two different 
> providers as a failsafe.

Another option, with its own advantages and disadvantages, would be to 
contract for virtual machine / cloud service from a provider with 
suitable Internet connectivity (which should be almost all of them).  
You can have a virtual Linux (or other OS) box on which you run a web 
server, IMAP server, and SMTP server of your choice, configured however 
you like.  The advantage is that you would be completely in control, 
able to operate as you wish.  The disadvantage is that you are 
completely in control, responsible for configuring the servers.  But 
most Linux boxes come with or have easy package installers for several 
popular servers, and recipes for various configurations are widely 

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