urn:uuid:0a575128-5ff1-5290-8dce-f53fe3b3a236 Topic: Email – Ctrl blog Daniel Aleksandersen https://www.daniel.priv.no/ Copyright © 2020 Daniel Aleksandersen. https://www.ctrl.blog/assets/favicon/favicon.svg 2020-09-12T12:09:00Z weekly 10 urn:uuid:03bacb5d-26b5-4a63-89b4-40001a9d6879 2020-09-12T12:09:00Z 2020-09-12T12:09:00Z KMail account trouble I’ve always wanted to use KMail. However, I always run into problems trying to use it. Unfortunately, this time was no different than my past experiences. <p>KMail is the open-source email client that I’ve always wanted to use. However, I’ve always given up on it after a few hours or days after running into critical bugs. I gave it another shot this month, and here’s how it went.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/kmail-account-trouble.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:61a14de2-111b-452a-8b2d-9b0d95067495 2020-02-10T10:39:00Z 2020-02-10T10:39:00Z Limit the impact of a security intrusion with systemd directives Limit the impact of a security intrusion with <code translate="no">systemd</code> directives OpenSMTPD recently had a critical remote code execution vulnerability. I look at how you can limit impact with systemd-service security directives. <p>Three weeks ago, I wrote <code>systemd</code> service sandboxing and security hardening 101: an introduction to Linux security features for service processes managed by <code>systemd</code>.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/systemd-opensmtpd-hardening.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:efa446a8-5a7b-4330-b76d-889cfab4e724 2020-02-05T12:25:00Z 2020-02-06T20:23:00Z Email politics, security, and why you got an empty newsletter Feb 2020 was full of email vows, both in the larger world and for the Ctrl blog newsletter. What happened and why you got an empty blog newsletter this week. <p>Last week was a busy week for me email server-wise. Here’s what happened and why you were sent an empty email newsletter this week.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/email-politics-security-newsletter.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:54f3cdff-789d-4034-93f9-477c07540a06 2019-11-28T04:38:00Z 2019-11-28T04:38:00Z Why I developed my own email newsletter system I wasn’t happy with MailChimp, and phpList didn’t do a good-enough job. So I developed my own automated RSS-to-email newsletter system instead. <p>An observant reader contacted me to ask about what he perceived as the automated personalization of the Ctrl blog email newsletter. He had subscribed to the newsletter with two different email addresses and noticed that he received two different versions of it and that they arrived hours apart.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/email-newsletter.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:04d80775-abe8-4162-92de-ddf57a8dc970 2019-08-30T15:12:00Z 2019-08-30T15:12:00Z Your online identity is owned by your email provider Your email provider owns your online identity by controlling your email address. You can’t port your email address to another provider as with phone numbers. <p>Many of the leading tech companies — including but not limited to Apple, Baidu, Google, Microsoft, and Yandex — offer free email services to their customers. Email was never designed to be your ubiquitous online identity. Nevertheless, it’s what most businesses and services use to fill that role today. Email service providers reap the benefits of a captive customer base.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/email-identity-provider.html">Read more …</a></p>