Message boards via e-mail, not Gemini

nothien at uber.space nothien at uber.space
Fri Jan 8 15:43:17 GMT 2021


Nicolò Balzarotti <anothersms at gmail.com> wrote:
> Right now, it's quite the opposite.  Google & Yahoo & Microsoft & co.
> control the vast majority of email addresses.  Also, they don't like
> emails sent from dynamic ips.  Try to setup a mail server nowadays.  I
> have, but my internet provider gives me a dynamic ip. Fine? Nope, my
> mail is blocked by 90% of providers, even if my setup is correct and
> my score on [1] is excellent, google refuses to accept my emails.   So
> here I am, sending a mail from a google account.  Email was
> decentralized, now it is not.  But if you can prove me wrong (host a
> mail server with a dynamic ip and being able to send emails to
> anybody) please do, I'd really like to ditch google mail.
> 
> [1] https://www.mail-tester.com/

You're right, the situation right now is not ideal.  But there are some
alternative solutions.  For example, I'm using Uberspace, which is a
pretty cheap hosting platform.  E-mails from my Uberspace address are
generally accepted by Google and the like.  ProtonMail is also pretty
good (but you'll want emersion's hydroxide for IMAP/SMTP on free plans).

You could probably crawl through all the addresses on this mailing list
and find some suitable domains - I just did so for the last 2011 e-mails
on this list, with the following domains and counts of e-mail addresses:

```
$ mlist us/list/gemini | mseq -S
$ mhdr -h To:Cc -A : |
    sed -e 's/^.* <\(.*\)>$/\1/' -e 's/^\(.*\)@\(.*\)$/\2 \1/' |
    sort -u |
    awk 'BEG{p="";c=0}{if(p==$1){c++}else{if (length(p))print c,p;p=$1;c=1}}END{print c,p}' |
    sort -nr
18 gmail.com
5 protonmail.com
3 tilde.team
3 posteo.net
3 disroot.org
2 riseup.net
2 lists.orbitalfox.eu
1 ybad.name
1 yandex.ru
1 worrbase.com
1 welz.org.za
1 ur.gs
1 uber.space
1 typed-hole.org
1 twistfold.it
1 talon.computer
1 systemli.org
1 susa.net
1 stillspinning.cc
1 stellarbound.space
1 sources.org
1 shit.cx
1 shadowfacts.net
1 SDF.ORG
1 sdf.org
1 scotdoyle.com
1 rwv.io
1 royniang.com
1 rkumar-dekstop
1 randomroad.net
1 qwertqwefsday.eu
1 posteo.de
1 perso.pw
1 paulgorman.org
1 openwork.nz
1 omarpolo.com
1 nytpu.com
1 nuegia.net
1 no.ucant.org
1 nothien.uber.space
1 nerdtracker.com
1 nassur.net
1 namu.blue
1 monocles.de
1 meff.me
1 maxxk.me
1 marmaladefoo.com
1 lavabit.com
1 kaction.cc
1 idiomdrottning.org
1 gugod.fr
1 gph.dk
1 g-n.site
1 gkbrk.com
1 fastmail.se
1 emmah.net
1 emilis.net
1 ecmelberk.com
1 drsudo.com
1 depar.is
1 dengine.net
1 ctrl-c.club
1 crowesnest.io
1 coopdot.com
1 conman.org
1 cmpwn.com
1 chilliet.eu
1 ccil.org
1 carcosa.net
1 caolan.uk
1 benthor.name
1 benburwell.com
1 benaaron.dev
1 asciiking.com
1 apetre.sc
1 anemon.es
1 alexwennerberg.com
1 adnano.co
1 activ.ism.rocks
1 acdw.net
1 202x.moe
```

But even if e-mail is not the right protocol to use, Gemini is
definitely worse.  If you have suggestions beyond either one, please do
share.

~aravk | ~nothien


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