To regain control of my data, I will need them under control. The best way is to self-host my data for a while until I have a bright full migration plan in place.
For that, I have decided to host my server.
As a transition, I will use a System on a Chip to build it.
Requirements are simples:
- Low energy (reduce my energy footprint)
- Powerful enough
- Good support for a few operating systems
- Enough storage to hold my email and a few other things (more than 50Gb)
I choose the Raspberry Pi 3 B+ for that not because it is the best option for the job but because it's a well supported and versatile option which can be re-used later for something else.
FreeBSD is going to be the OS of choice for this task.
- Posftix for SMTP
- Dovecot for IMAP
No remote access to my email for security