It's just too freaking easy. Okay, you got a website and want to plug in some mail service to it, but can't figure out how to install it all. Mail in
You can figure out the install but aren't entirely sure your setup is as secure as you'd like. Mail in a box!
Let's say you're not paranoid, but just don't like the big corporations having all of your information and giving it out to who knows who (govt), or a
hacker sucking out your private creds. Mail in a box!
I'd consider myself a junior developer and sys admin at this point, but honestly don't like to mess with mail or DNS servers. Mail in a box does both
with ease. The creator is an Princeton grad and political activist. He created this to help "re-decentralize" the internet, as he puts it. I'm digging
If you get bored and want to try out a tech project for funzies, go get a $1-2 domain and point an A-host to a droplet. Total cost of project will be
less than the price of a latte from Starbucks, DO charges by the hour you can destroy the instance after playing around with it all.
Now, setting up mail or DNS isn't too difficult, but to do it right takes a lot of due diligence. Take a look at this diagram to see what I'm talking
That's what's up. You get mail right out of the box, secure, fully functional, and heck it'll rock it for multiple domain hosting as well. You also
get owncloud personal cloud services with file, contact, and calendar syncing. Personally have other means of doing the same thing, but it's nice to
have it nonetheless. Oh hey I forgot to mention it integrates right into your smartphone without the need to download a 3rd party app.
Sorry I'm just fascinated by all the evolving tech and projects people are pushing out there for free. Places like github and docker are blowing my
mind and really increasing the rate of advancement in research, development, and open source deployment.
edit on 10-2-2016 by pl3bscheese because: (no reason given)