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Mail-in-a-Box looks like a great solution for people with a bit of tech know-how who want to wean themselves off Gmail/MS/Apple's clown, I mean cloud: Mail server and contacts in a container: mailinabox.email/

@mjog Obviously bugs were filed. But maybe instead of writing a new completion engine for Vala, I'll just delete the code and go work on something else that doesn't involve self-righteous people trying to make me feel bad for being realistic about my experiences on my personal mastadon account.

Anyone know a post-only (i.e. write-only) app, ideally libre, for Android that submits posts both here and to the blue bird?

Well no shit, John Postel is to blame for RFC 822's use of CRLF for line endings, and maybe the DOS/Windows convention isn't that bad: rfc-editor.org/old/EOLstory.tx

Malware is of course a big reason why Flatpak is much better for app distribution (as opposed to say server component distribution) than Snaps — You can't mess with your system via Flatpak: omgubuntu.co.uk/2018/05/ubuntu

Apparently people use one of two basic email workflows: Pile or file. When it comes to email, are you a piler or a filer?

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Moxie Marlinspike, in his 2016 propaganda piece ignorantly bashing #XMPP, had one valid point: Enabling end-to-end encryption in a homogeneous environment is easier than introducing it in a heterogeneous #Jabber. Nobody is denying that. However, if something is hard to achieve, either try your best and don’t give up, or put your head in the sand and create yet another walled garden that is no different from other proprietary solutions.

The rocky road to #OMEMO by default

I think I am a bit late to the game, but wow, Geary email client is looking and working great for me. Thanks @mjog, #Yorba, and the rest of #Geary developers!

Developers, it's almost 2018! Better get ready to update all of the copyright headers in your source files as soon as the clock strikes midnight, otherwise the source fairy will come and steal your trade secrets!