I just got an email from some African banker who wants to rescue some millions from an abandoned bank account. So I checked where it comes from: Gmail.

Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, the probably biggest sources of spam these days. But the spam from those providers still makes it into millions of inboxes.

On the other hand there is my little mail server, running for years now and never send any spam mail… Way to often filtered out and put into a spam folder for no reason… it's just sad.

Agreed. It looks like they don’t filter out any outbound messages.

By the way do you have SPF, DKIM and DMARC set up on your domain? Just checking as I'd like to host my e-mail server too eventually.

@wiktor Yes, DKIM, SPF and DMARC are the minimal requirements in order to get your emails delivered anywhere these days.

If you want to setup a mailserver I usually recommend to look at this tutorial:

Take 2 days to set things up right, you won't regret it :)

Wow, looks comprehensive! I’ll see what I can do with it. I had some interesting ideas on what to do once I’ve got my own e-mail server (such as GPG-encrypt all incoming e-mails etc.).

@sheogorath @wiktor Nonsense. I do not support either of these garbage schemes at, most importantly not SPF, and my mail is delivered just fine. Just refuse to participate.
@sheogorath Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo are the biggest sources of spam, and DKIM, SPF, and DMARC work perfectly with them. How does it make you feel? These bogus schemes do absolutely nothitng to reduce spam.
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