vendredi 30 mars 2012

Let's try to get out of Google Mail / Talk

Since Google offers Mail and Talk services, I've been a fervent user of those services. I also moved a domain I own to Google Apps and I was very fine with that for some time. Google offers privacy and all sort of things which are very nice,  and for standard user it's really all that there is as a need for online mailing service and talking service.
Of course, there are many other providers and they also do a great job about their services.

I'm probably not the only one to think that I don't like my mails and talks to depend from third party services. Since I've got some knowledge about mail server and instant messaging server, I've decided to get myself out of those third party mail providers. I know perfectly it's not something I can do instantly, and also that I'll have to take some time to make it complete and working.

Most people want something they can rely on without having to do anything (configuration, administration, security, privacy). That's very nice for some cases, but for mine it's not anymore. I need to know what's going on for my mails, I need to be sure no one will ever be able to check my mails, even not on purpose or for any commercial use, and I know that I'm best placed to check my own security for my mails. I also need to be sure that e-mail addresses from the domain I own won't be used for spams, and I can tell you that when a mail server is configured for relaying, it's more than harassment that your server would receive.

In a near future, when I'll think my mail server configuration is good enough to share, I'll write a serie of posts about how to install a mail server and add some security. So, stay tuned.

UPDATED :

I really want to thank FreeBSD for giving us such an exceptional OS with great tools and services.

Post 1 : Secured Sendmail with SMTP Authentication
Post 2 : Sendmail, the SPF, the DKIM, and the Spam
Post 3 : IMAP with Dovecot2, and Sendmail
To be continued...

vendredi 23 mars 2012

Nos vies sont bien misérables


Plus ça va, plus je deviens un vieux con très probablement :

J'en ai franchement plus que marre des personnes qui ouvrent leur bouche pour raconter des conneries sur un sujet alors qu'ils n'ont même pas pris 2 secondes pour y réfléchir. Balancer des accusations sans savoir ou balancer de fausses vérités sur un évènement, c'est quoi le but "pauvres gens" ?

Il y a une expression qui dit "Tournez 7 fois votre langue dans votre bouche avant de dire quelque chose". Cette expression a un vrai sens, et à l'heure actuelle, en 2012, bien des personnes ont oublié cette expression ou n'en comprennent tout simplement pas le sens car la plupart des personnes en ont juste rien à faire des autres et préfèrent juste se faire plaisir en balançant des insanités sur des sujets qu'ils ne maîtrisent pas du tout.

Alors je comprend bien qu'avoir un avis c'est intéressant. Mais avoir un avis sur tout, et en plus de ça un avis de débile profond sur un sujet bien plus complexe que ceux-ci n'y réfléchissent, ça fait avancer le schmilblick ?
Clairement : NON.

Arrêtons d'être tellement con que nos ancêtres s'en retournent dans leur tombe. Nos vies sont bien misérables.