New self host email tech


#1

so my first time post here so think should start with something cool so i know most people might not know how run there own email services or setup there own vps so found this new tech i find realy cool becaseu i think every one start take closer look all date that be sold to biggest bider seens 2013 edward snowden stuff came out facebook crazy stuff that been happen lately


#2

Self hosting email is probably the hardest thing to do and keep secure. I see products like this as merely capitalizing on a current trend.

This appears to require a subscription to keep it somewhat secure. Using something you don’t fully understand is not secure no matter how you frame it.


#3

From the video:

“Most Internet service providers won’t let you run your own servers [at home]”

This brings up a deeper issue than the idea of running your own mail server; it can probably be lumped into the broader net neutrality discussion, but I digress.

I echo @2disbetter and their concerns; in addition, all your Helm traffic is designed to funnel through Helm cloud servers anyway, so… what are you even gaining here?

If you administer through a mobile app, I also worry about yet another system on my network that broadens my attack surface without access to updating / logging / forensics on the core OS.


#4

here if you want more read this does way better job then could at explaying https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/10/meet-helm-the-startup-taking-on-gmail-with-a-server-that-runs-in-your-home/


#5

yes does cost 100 doller year but if think about if you would same specs as vps like say let a2hosting it would be a let more money and you dont techley control your date if gov ask a2hosting for date they could get but if you have a helm they have to come get form you becaseu you own the keys so i think cool idea


#6

i mean if dont feel safe all code going be open source buy next year so i think they have great idea that could easy take off if done right there doing most of it right so far becaseu there sell alot


#7

Are you related to the company (Helm) in any way or earn some benefit from the sale of their products? It’s starting to sound that way.