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Maddy: the five-minute mail server

Published on 2022-01-09 by flewkey

I am waiting at the airport this evening, cursing the weather for delaying my flight for so long. I’ve already bumped my packages, so I might as well gush about some software that I adore.

A few months ago, cricket published a blog post outlining how he configured his mail server on OpenBSD. Reading this post made me consider self-hosting my email as well, since Yandex is a pain in the neck to deal with. However, configuring a mail server seemed annoying as well, so I put it off.

A few weeks later, I learned about the Maddy Mail Server, a moment which forever changed my life. The server is a single daemon with a sane default configuration, requiring no significant dependencies by default. It is so simple and foolproof that even I could set it up. After packaging it for Debian, guided by the installation instructions, it was smooth sailing.

Installing maddy

Conclusion

Setting up maddy is as easy as configuring NGINX. It only took me five minutes to get up and running. There are no more excuses: self-hosting email is easy now. If you are interested, please give it a go.


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