A Swiss Geek previously in Singapore, now in Portugal


My First Lambda Container

AWS announced the support for running containers inside Lambda. Since I had a little side project that would benefit from it, I dived in. I passed through the 4 stages of a typical Re:Invent announcement: excitement, disappointment, anger and resignation.

AWS SES Receive: It's Worse Than You Thought

No IMAP client. No forwarding capabilities. And worst of all, a useless SPAM detection algorithm.

Qmail: Routing outgoing SMTP through smarthost

If, like me, you are still using an old style LAMP stack combining Web and E-Mail, then you certainly made a “stay over” in SPAM-paradise. The Stack I self-host my E-Mails, using QMail and vpopmail with a bunch of intermediate tools like Spamassassin, Clamav, Greylisting, DNSBL checks. This helps to clean out incoming SPAM. Messages are delivered to users through courier-imap or qmail-pop3d. For outgoing messages, Qmail sends (via qmail-remote) the messages via SMTP to the concerned MX servers.

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