I'm trying to take more control of my data (i.e. stop using Google for everything), so I'm trying to figure out what to do.
Does anyone know of a checklist or an extensive guide to self-hosting and related things?
I've looked into a few services but it's confusing, there are so many things out there. Does anyone use NextCloud?
@mprv yes I use Nextcloud on my Yunohost. What do you want to know?
I suggest looking into Yunohost or Freedombox if you have an extra computer around.
Self hosting you can: use webdav to replace Google calendar and contacts, use Nextcloud to get rid of Google Drive, SearX to aggregate searching, pi-hole to block ads. You can easily install the aforementioned things using Yunohost scripts or install stuff yourself if your handy with Debian.
@mprv for email you can host your own, but seems a lot of work for little payoff. Probably easier to just use Protonmail or Tutanota.
I have a ProtonMail account, I wouldn't self-host email because I think that would be less reliable (for now) than the service offered by a company.
Thank you for your suggestion. Have you tried any of the other "privacy aware" email providers like tutanota and fastmail?
@mprv tried Tutanota as well. For me I don't user email much so I don't care that much about it. Both seem pretty similar.
@mprv @tootbrute Here my review of mailbox.org email provider : https://plume.mastodon.host/~/GlanceAwayReviews/review-mailbox-dot-org-email-provider/
I've played a bit with some of these, I'll do something more systematic in the next weeks.
What about notes/todo?
@mprv I use Tasks, from fdroid, to sync with Nextcloud. It's very slow to load though so I don't use it much.
The sys requirements for an extra computer are very low, anything from the last 10 years will do. Unfortunately for privacy you need to pay with your data (use free things like Facebook) or dollars.
@mprv I use Nextcloud for everything (contacts, calendar, files, you name it!)
@mprv I found this article very helpful: https://piware.de/post/2018-05-01-android-degoogle/
@mprv Using posteo.de for quite some time now, they offer calendar & contacts sync which (at the moment ) I don't want to host myself.
@mprv I use Cloudron. Of all platforms I’ve tried it’s the most solid one (I’ve tried most, I dare say).
@mprv Here's a few web-links that might be useful : https://degooglisons-internet.org/en/
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I'm using ProtonMail, what do you suggest?
@mprv protonmail/vpn is a great service, I would say , stay where you are unless you also want to selfhost email.. (totally doable in 2019)
@mprv using nextcloud for personal files (but also at work) using yunohost for personal self hosting, cloudron.io for work related self hosting. secure, signed, self hosted Email with cloudron is a piece of cake :)
both Yunohost & Cloudron have an amazing community and app's list to try and find your best approach to all these questions.
Nextcloud is also really cool with Davx (ex davdroid) to reclaim your contacts, calendars and have them sync with your phone.
@noorul DO can unblock the SMTP port on request, I did this once when launching CIN server..
but personally I'm using Contabo (german)
@noorul also have remains of domains at dreamhost, currently in the process of moving more domains to my own vps
@noorul open a ticket from the dashboard and this should be fixed in no time..
@noorul you'll finally be able to stop that, I know how it is, I still have email at DM too, this year I'm stopping all my "shared-hosting" usage and will move personally and at work to self-hosted (work is already the case) make sure to setup SPF, DKIM & DMARC in your dns zone to have perfect emails (mail-terster is your friend)
@noorul no idea, I would need to know more about the inbox to be able to infer on why it happened..are you talking about one of the shared hosting email inbox ?
Yeah I do. Nextcloud is pretty awesome and having this, host your own mail and then the services you need. Check out kabi.tk, that's my project on selfhosted services for the family. It's not that hard to implement and maintain.
@mprv I've been doing this in varying degrees for about 8 years. I use self-hosted Nextcloud for files, contacts and calendar with Plex for serving media from there (I did use Emby for a while). I've never found a decent Google Docs replacement, and I've decided that it's easier to pay for an email account. I use Gandi as they include email with there domain, and it has a good feature set.
Yes, I definitely need to divide up the setup in small steps. I'll probably post a road map on my personal blog.
I'm in the same situation and have been using NextCloud as replacement for Google Drive, Contacts and Calender. It can sync seamlessly with my Android using an app called Davx5. If you're using iOS I think it has native support for the protocols used by NextCloud.
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