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VPN + Storage + Mail Setup
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VPN + Storage + Mail Setup

Last few hours of deals left so I thought I'd get some feedback. I was about to take a plunge into ProtonMail Visionary plan but then realised that meant putting all my eggs in one basket.

So which one would you pick and why?

  1. Proton Visionary plan that includes storage, mail and VPN
  2. OVPN + Mxroute/Mailbox.org + Filen
  3. Or setup everything on your own on a dedi

Just looking for opinions from the great folks here before I take the plunge.

Comments

  • No.2 but replace OVPN with either Mullvad or IVPN.

  • @kidrock said:
    No.2 but replace OVPN with either Mullvad or IVPN.

    Anything wrong with ovpn?

  • @kidrock said:
    No.2 but replace OVPN with either Mullvad or IVPN.

    why?

    what about azire?

  • HayashimaHayashima Member
    edited November 2022

    MXROUTE + Mullvad + Set up vpns on vpses around the globe and use a server as jump tower to randomly connect me to 1 of the vpn servers then route all my traffic on the vps to the closest mullvad server + use failover on the jumptower. For storage, just use a storage vps.

    How do you like that?

  • @Astro said:

    @kidrock said:
    No.2 but replace OVPN with either Mullvad or IVPN.

    Anything wrong with ovpn?

    @hyperblast said:

    @kidrock said:
    No.2 but replace OVPN with either Mullvad or IVPN.

    why?

    what about azire?

    In terms of privacy and security, they are recommended by Privacyguides
    https://www.privacyguides.org/vpn/

    Azire is also recommended here
    https://security-list.js.org/#/5_Privacy_Respecting_Software?id=virtual-private-networks

  • @kidrock said:

    @Astro said:

    @kidrock said:
    No.2 but replace OVPN with either Mullvad or IVPN.

    Anything wrong with ovpn?

    @hyperblast said:

    @kidrock said:
    No.2 but replace OVPN with either Mullvad or IVPN.

    why?

    what about azire?

    In terms of privacy and security, they are recommended by Privacyguides
    https://www.privacyguides.org/vpn/

    Azire is also recommended here
    https://security-list.js.org/#/5_Privacy_Respecting_Software?id=virtual-private-networks

    Azire seems too new

  • @kidrock said:
    No.2 but replace OVPN with either Mullvad or IVPN.

    OVPN is solid. As is Mullvad and IVPN. I just don't think PrivacyGuides has heard of it, OVPN runs under the radar for one reason or another.

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  • Depends on your skill.
    I always prefer to be in control of my storage, so use nextcloud and enable e2e encryption.
    I would recommend using a public VPN provider suchs as OVPN, Mullvad or Windscribe.
    Email is good either way, there are scripts such as iRedMail which the config super easy but self-hosting email is not for everyone.

  • @the_doctor said: OVPN is solid. As is Mullvad and IVPN. I just don't think PrivacyGuides has heard of it, OVPN runs under the radar for one reason or another.

    Agreed, plus they are court-proven that they have 0 logs. Which is nice to hear.

  • Mullvad is not great for streaming, but for privacy - as mentioned above - they are proven to be reliable.

    If you're after privacy - mullvad is where its at.

  • the_doctorthe_doctor Member
    edited November 2022

    @GreenRuby said:
    Depends on your skill.
    I always prefer to be in control of my storage, so use nextcloud and enable e2e encryption.
    I would recommend using a public VPN provider suchs as OVPN, Mullvad or Windscribe.
    Email is good either way, there are scripts such as iRedMail which the config super easy but self-hosting email is not for everyone.

    Have you tried Seafile for file hosting? Thought it was better than Nextcloud.

    Also MailInABox is my go-to for mail hosting. :)

  • @the_doctor said:

    @GreenRuby said:
    Depends on your skill.
    I always prefer to be in control of my storage, so use nextcloud and enable e2e encryption.
    I would recommend using a public VPN provider suchs as OVPN, Mullvad or Windscribe.
    Email is good either way, there are scripts such as iRedMail which the config super easy but self-hosting email is not for everyone.

    Have you tried Seafile for file hosting? Thought it was better than Nextcloud.

    Also MailInABox is my go-to for mail hosting. :)

    I love seafile but I couldn't find an automated way to back that fucker up with property file storage system

  • @the_doctor said:

    @GreenRuby said:
    Depends on your skill.
    I always prefer to be in control of my storage, so use nextcloud and enable e2e encryption.
    I would recommend using a public VPN provider suchs as OVPN, Mullvad or Windscribe.
    Email is good either way, there are scripts such as iRedMail which the config super easy but self-hosting email is not for everyone.

    Have you tried Seafile for file hosting? Thought it was better than Nextcloud.

    Also MailInABox is my go-to for mail hosting. :)

    Seafile is convenient for just files but I prefer nextcloud's due to its extra features, namely calendar

  • @Astro said:

    @the_doctor said:

    @GreenRuby said:
    Depends on your skill.
    I always prefer to be in control of my storage, so use nextcloud and enable e2e encryption.
    I would recommend using a public VPN provider suchs as OVPN, Mullvad or Windscribe.
    Email is good either way, there are scripts such as iRedMail which the config super easy but self-hosting email is not for everyone.

    Have you tried Seafile for file hosting? Thought it was better than Nextcloud.

    Also MailInABox is my go-to for mail hosting. :)

    I love seafile but I couldn't find an automated way to back that fucker up with property file storage system

    What do you mean the file storage system is proprietary?

  • If you can't trust an app's file encryption, encrypt them yourself. Cryptomator works great with cloud storages since each file is encrypted individually, and their programs got audited by Case53. At this point, all they can read is just gibberish, unless your concern lies with the exact size of each individual files.

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