Get your RSS feeds as email

When it comes too keeping informed about the (IT) world, I tried using Twitter ; and found it to be too noisy. I tried using newsboat ; but it’s not nice when you only have a phone. I tried using Feedly and ; but it often seems slow and redundant ; when not off-topic. Then I tried IFTTT to get my RSS feeds items send by email. And it worked really nice for a month a two. Then suddenly… it stopped working. No error message in the console, no error email, nothing… Strain As A Service…

Then I discovered rss2email. And guess what… it’s available on OpenBSD. So I went for it. Simple and straightforward: configure the RSS feeds and receive the items in your mailbox.

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Send email with chrooted PHP in OpenBSD

OpenBSD highly enables chrooting daemons. I try to do it as much as possible. But lazy software sometime fail to work out of the box. Here’s my notes to enable sending email via chroot PHP (in my case, hear WordPress).

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Back to the sea ; the mail server (SMTP, IMAP, GreyList, RBL…), episode X

Like I did with NetBSD, this is how to build an almost complete Mail Server with OpenBSD.

We’re gonna use a Dovecot IMAP server and a Postfix SMTP server. Postfix will use Dovecot as a SASL service. Both will use LDAP to identify valid users and e-mail aliases. Mail sanitization will be provided by RBL, from Postfix, and by the spamd shipped with OpenBSD.

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Complete (almost) Mail Server with NetBSD

Those are the directions I used to setup an almost complete OpenSource Mail server running NetBSD and pkgsrc.
The Mail server will feature:

  • E-mail exchange (MX) role on the Internet;
  • E-mail gateway (SMTP) for internal LAN users ;
  • E-mail access (IMAP) for internal LAN users ;
  • Secured (TLS and SASL) access for internal users;
  • Greylisting, RFC check and RBL mail filtering ;
  • Directory (LDAP) for e-mail entries ;

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