Self-Hosted Email is Now Live!

Written By: Jake Bauer | Posted: 2020-05-19 | Last Updated: 2020-05-19

Following my experiments with self-hosting email, which I posted about in a previous blog post, I’ve now migrated email for this domain off of ProtonMail and onto my mail server.

Last night, I spun up a new mail server on Vultr, running OpenBSD (as previously discussed), and got the machine ready so that I could quickly get email up and running today. Humourously, I woke up this morning to the release of the next version of OpenBSD but upgrading was about as painless as could be; a sysupgrade followed by a pkg_add -u did the trick.

Thanks to my previous experiments, I was able to get this mail server up and running in about 20 minutes including switching over all of my DNS records. I’ve set up aerc with my mail account and I’m excited to now have completely hassle-free email.

As always, contact and GPG details can be found on the contact page. My email address did not change and is still I also made sure to have the appropriate RFC 2142 mailbox names for my domain, which are also listed on the contact page.

This is my twenty-fifth post for the #100DaysToOffload challenge. You can learn more about this challenge over at