I’ve recently been setting up some infrastructure and needed to run a mail server. I quickly realised how difficult that is. You finally get everything setup and then you are blacklisted by some random $megacorp. Also, for the purpose of recommending self-hosting to beginner sysadmins, it is not feasible for them to run their own mail server. But we should all still be able to send email.
So, I am using a SMTP relay. It’s a quick 4 line change in the postfix configuration and two TXT records set on the DNS configuration and it’s done. I can recommend this.
However, it is terrible for privacy when you have to use something like https://www.mailjet.com/ who track all your emails. Mailjet is interesting because you do not require a PTR record (which you sometimes have to ask your ISP for, and sometimes you pay more for). Nearly anyone can understand and use it.
So, who knows of trustworthy and privacy respecting SMTP relays? And can they match this ease of setup? I’d happily be paying for this. I’d really appreciate any pointers in this regard.