I've been running my own SMTP server for 19 years but despite having everything seemingly setup perfectly, Google saying my domain has a high reputation, etc etc, much of my email to gmail users has been going to spam for the past two weeks.
I'm pissed, but I'm also not sure there's anything else I can do to fix this. I'm not sure how I can continue to work without email, and so I guess I'm going to have to start using someone else's centralized SMTP server. 😠
My dislike for G👀gle should surprise no one, but I suspect this is fully intentional.
Earlier today I read about 'censoring' by G👀gle of (links to the homepage of) Tutanova.
And I've read/heard others who gave up on self-hosting email ... because G👀gle was basically making it impossible to do so.
@FreePietje @abloo Yeah, I use Gandi for all my domain registrations, so I'm probably going to switch to sending my email through them. If I'm feeling ambitious, I'll see if my mail server software lets me only route email for gmail/google-biz-services through Gandi and still send everything else directly from my server.
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@harding google is alright for me. My problem is Microsoft Exchange (365 and hotmail/outlook)
@harding Same. Dkim helped somewhat. Big5 send out most of the spam and block anyone else. It's brokena. My only idea is to ask people to move to small companies and servers for mailing because when this trend keeps up mail will be no longer decentralized.
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