[ale] Very cheap basic mail hosting with IMAP

Alex Carver agcarver+ale at acarver.net
Wed Feb 26 15:24:15 EST 2020

Thanks, no I do need to have the storage that allows logging in and
fetching the mail.  I'm already sending to Gmail which doesn't work.

On 2020-02-26 03:25, Leam Hall wrote:
> Hover.com has a mail forwarder for $5 a year. Not sure if that meets your
> technical requirements.
> On Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 3:07 AM Alex Carver via Ale <ale at ale.org> wrote:
>> 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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