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Wanted: Virtual Personal Email Servers, obviously made with Free Software

May 28, 2010, 08:02 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marco Fioretti)

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"The way email is normally used today has several serious limits that I recently explained in another article. I also pointed out that one of the biggest obstacles to personal email management is lack of user demand for Virtual Personal Email Server (VPES) software and hosting packages. A VPES may run into any computer in your home or in some external datacenter, but that is another issue. Here I only want to look at the software side, that is to explain what are, in my opinion, the technical requirements and features of the perfect VPES. You are welcome to add your own in the comments and, if you're a hosting provider already offering VPES, to add a link to your offer in the same way. Web hosting providers only offer... web packages

"Today, hosting providers (including those who "sell" virtual machines with full root access) offer packages that are optimized for easy set up and management of websites: bandwidth, virtual RAM, disk space and therefore price of those offers are only dimensioned for people who want to publish online some content. The only choice you have is between "cheap but slow and small website" and "very expensive, but very big and fast website""

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