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Sun 01 Dec 2013

The day I left GMail

On Saturday 2013-11-30 at 16:06 I left GMail. Now all (or at least most of them) of my emails are sent to my own email server based on Postfix, Dovecot and a Debian server.

It is increased burden to have to manage such a server. It was much easier for me to let Google administrators handle all the issues. But now at least I know where my emails are stored (in France) and how they are handled. I will less fear to see my Google GMail emails read by American spy agencies through PRISM program. Or at least, it will be a little more difficult for those agencies to access them. Hopefully, I won't have too many administration issues with this server.

Mon 08 Apr 2013

  • David Mentré

A new machine for this blog

I recently migrated this blog to a new machine and changed some configuration parameters. The new server is a bit less powerful also less expensive. :-)

The new URL of this blog is now blog.bentobako.org. All previous links should be correctly forwarded to and handled by the new web server.

For the technically inclined, I use Postfix as SMTP server, Dovecot as IMAP server, Nginx as web server and Dotclear as blog software. I am quite happy with Nginx which is light, well documented and of which configuration is easy to understand. I was using Lighttpd previously but dropped it because is was not well maintained (no new version for a long time) and not well documented.

My Dovecot and Postfix configuration allow virtual users (as many users as you like) with shared authentication between them (same login and password). I might publish my configuration if some are interested. Let me know!