Home IMAP server

Jeffrey F. Bloss jbloss at tampabay.rr.com
Sat Dec 30 00:03:25 UTC 2006

Avi Schwartz wrote:

> > Then you're not using your home server as your primary mail
> > transport. It's nothing more than a staging area between your mail
> > client and something else. Convenient, and useful in many ways, but
> > you just confirmed my assertion that you can't cut your ISP or some
> > other "real" server out of the equation and still expect to
> > maintain any sort of reliability.
> >
> >   
> It all depends on the ISP when I was using Speakeasy, I had a static

It doesn't just depend on the ISP, it depends on every mail server you
have any contact with at all. Even the "big boys" have occasional
problems getting mail through. The nice thing for them is they have the
leverage to get things fixed in a timely manner. That's yet another
reason not to run a primary mail server on a residential account.
People are more likely to tell you to go fly a kite if you do have
trouble. Starting with your own ISP.

If your Speakeasy assigned IP worked for your needs that's great for
you, but anecdotal evidence from one or two ISP accounts is hardly what
anyone could call a "big picture". After more than 20 years of getting
computers to play nice with each other in every way shape and form
imaginable I can *guarantee* you it's not the big picture. You were
lucky to be the exception to a rule, and the situation is getting
worse not better.

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