Management and economics issues of hosting virtual private email servers


After I published “Wanted: Virtual Personal Email Servers (VPES)” I got lots of feedback. Among others, John made very interesting comments, for example:

  • … The most user friendly free email management interface is from Zimbra, but the setup is a bear and the system requirements are huge for what it provides
  • …I (John) spent 20 min earlier today considering whether I could make any profit creating an easy VPES setup script with a fairly low monthly price point.
  • … BTW, the laws for email metadata retention are different in the EU than in the USA…

The summary of this discussion is at Virtual Personal Email Servers: legal, management and economics issues.