RT @[email protected]

Actually, do the opposite.

-Host your own mail server

-Host your own matrix homeserver

-Host your own mastodon instance

-Host your own DNS server if you can

Just do it securely and follow the good practices

Fight back on the centralization of the web.


@matrix "Just" is doing an Atlas-sized amount of work there. The reason more people don't do it is because it's incredibly non-straightforward, and way more energy should be going into making that less the case.

@jplebreton It is. For whatever reason, techies love to make things as inaccessible and convoluted as possible.

Also, money and ISPs. Hosting costs money, and ISPs limit ports on residential customers (for good reason).

Everyone would need access to free compute and hosting space for this to work, or this functionality would need to be pushed to the home router. Baking this into the home router would require nationalizing the ISPs and running the networks like a corporate network.

@jplebreton @jollyrogue I'm not not sure how high the privilege mound you are saying self-hosting is straightforward from is, but I'm sure you can think of a couple reason why it isn't right now if you tried.

@hypolite ????? How did you come to that conclusion from what I wrote?

I’m on the side of self-hosting being impractical for most people due to knowledge, money, and time.

@hypolite @jollyrogue I'm truly sorry, I interpreted your "It is" as a counterpoint to JP's argument that it should be more straightforward as if it already was.

@matrix bruhv I don't even know what a DNS server is, I'd for sure put myself in a bad security space if I hosted anything right now (but I am learning!)

What is the point of running your own email server though if 99% of your emails go through google and Microsoft?

Also there is the privacy problems with it that the organization doesn't seem to care to fix. Its better to use something like tutanota or protonmail at this point. Or even pybitmessage or i2pbote if you wanna go hard core.

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