As the saying goes:
Just because you can do something, doesn’t mean you should
well, at least that’s how I think it goes – Google wasn’t being helpful in finding a citation. So, back to the post.
I’ve run my own mail server ever since I could afford to pay for a remote server – heck, even before VM slices were common. That also means that i’ve managed my own anti-spam set of tools and have had to maintain them on a regular basis to keep up with the changes in tech.
No more. I’ve tossed in the proverbial towel!
I’ve been listening to Leo rave about Mailroute.net for a long time but it’s always gone in one ear and out the other as, you know: I don’t need that service – ha! After spending another couple of hours today updating my server, checking logs and looking thru my spam folders (yes, folders – one on the server and a couple on my local IMAP server) I realized that was time that I could be doing writing code or something, heck anything, else.
Sure it’s a subscription service and sure I am now losing some control, but it seems to make sense at this point in time. I’ll check back in later to see if it still seems like a good idea after a couple months.