I've been running a postfix mail server on my VPS for years, and use roundcube alongside it. The biggest issue with the big email providers seems to be ensuring the DNS is set up properly and setting up such things as SPF and DKIM. The workaround.org takes you through all this from the simplest principles

On Wed, 27 Oct 2021 at 10:31, Ashley Norris <ashley@norris.org.au> wrote:
Sorry to dig up an old thread, but I was hoping to ask the list about
email sending services.

I'm looking to migrate my email from a paid host to my BitFolk VPS. I
know (and note the links in the thread below) how to get the nuts and
bolts going on the server, however everything I have read suggests that
server config is only half the battle.

The real issue comes with getting your outgoing mail recognised by the
"big guys" so that your users can send email successfully.

Previously, my old host (netvirtue.com.au, recently been bought out,
hence my desire to migrate) would send mail via www.mailchannels.com.
I've looked at their pricing and it's obviously scaled for enterprise
customers or ISPs/resellers dealing with heavy volume.

So, my question for this list is whether anyone can suggest an email
service provider that has pricing suitable for a smaller customer
sending/receiving only 1k-5k emails per month?

Or, are the guides against setting up your own email infrastructure
exaggerating the issues?

Any comments welcome, thanks,


On 21/5/20 9:31 pm, Russ Phillips wrote:
> I've been using sympl for some time (started when it was called
> symbiosis), and I've always been happy with it.
> Russell
> On Thu, 2020-05-21 at 09:50 +0100, Anahata via users wrote:
>> On Thu, May 21, 2020 at 09:16:23AM +0100, Hugh Frostick wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am a (delighted!) relatively new BF user and run two dozen websites
>> under Centos and Virtualmin, with no email as I keep email off my
>> webserver.  I am fed up with Cpanel in multiple ways and want to drop
>> the server where I currently have all my email and mail forwarders.
>> Is another VPS on Centos with Virtualmin a good route to manage my and
>> my clients’ email?  Or is there a better solution for a mail server?
>> Consider Sympl (https://sympl.host  <https://sympl.host>  )
>> I switched to Sympl from Virtualmin. It handles web and mail but there's
>> no reason you shouldn't use it for mail only. All admin done by ssh, so
>> forget it if you really want a web based interface.
>> Sympl is designed for Debian and uses exim4 and dovecot for mail.
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