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Create Your Own Self-Hosted Mailinator with inbucket

raindog308raindog308 Administrator, Moderator

Came across a very cool project and wrote it up as a tutorial for LEB:

https://lowendbox.com/blog/create-your-own-self-hosting-mailinator-with-inbucket/

Been using it for a month or so and it's worked great. Lots of places have apparently heard of mailinator and block signups, but with your own domain and self-hosted inbucket, you can cut down on junk email to your inbox.

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  • lowfanlowfan Member

    I love you :) thanks gonna try this one

  • imokimok Member

    Awesome. Thanks.

  • Any way to add extensive logging? I can imagine this project causing a lot of abuse even to a point law enforcement asks for ips and dates if this allows sending anything.

  • @stefeman said: sending anything

    I don't think you can reply - this is a receive only inbox (as I understand at least).

  • thedpthedp Member
    edited August 12

    Nice.

    Guess it's a good self-hosted alternative for https://temp-mail.org/.

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  • raindog308raindog308 Administrator, Moderator

    @stefeman said: Any way to add extensive logging? I can imagine this project causing a lot of abuse even to a point law enforcement asks for ips and dates if this allows sending anything.

    There are logging levels...I haven't played with them. See the configurator:

    https://www.inbucket.org/configurator/

    But as @nullnothere points out, there is no replying. It's designed to replicate Mailinator, etc. where you use it for those "confirm your email to continue" kinds of things or where you want to give out a throwaway email.

    https://www.inbucket.org/screenshots/

    Thanked by 1nullnothere

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  • @raindog308 Good one. Till date I was using a catch all mailbox with a cheap domain will try these out.

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  • CarneCarne Member

    Do you actually need a domain name for this if you just want to receive mails?

  • raindog308raindog308 Administrator, Moderator

    @Carne said: Do you actually need a domain name for this if you just want to receive mails?

    Yes.

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  • CarneCarne Member
    edited August 12

    Why? My google foo turned up that when you send emails without domain name you will end up in spam filters but it would work in principle. For receiving mails it should also work in principle, question is if whoever you register with allows sending mails to [email protected] .

  • jadenjaden Member

    @Carne said:
    Why? My google foo turned up that when you send emails without domain name you will end up in spam filters but it would work in principle. For receiving mails it should also work in principle, question is if whoever you register with allows sending mails to [email protected] .

    I never thought of using [email protected][###.###.###.###], but apparently it generally works, at least for receiving emails.

  • raindog308raindog308 Administrator, Moderator
    edited August 12

    @Carne said: Why? My google foo turned up that when you send emails without domain name you will end up in spam filters but it would work in principle. For receiving mails it should also work in principle, question is if whoever you register with allows sending mails to [email protected] .

    I just tested it and yes, sending to [email protected]_ADDRESS works.

    Whether the typical web page that validates if you entered a genuine email address will allow you to sign up like that is another issue. My guess is that most won't validate it, so practically speaking, yes you need a domain.

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  • @raindog308 said:
    Came across a very cool project and wrote it up as a tutorial for LEB:

    https://lowendbox.com/blog/create-your-own-self-hosting-mailinator-with-inbucket/

    Been using it for a month or so and it's worked great. Lots of places have apparently heard of mailinator and block signups, but with your own domain and self-hosted inbucket, you can cut down on junk email to your inbox.

    404 then error establishing database. I think @jbiloh is breaking WordPress.

  • jbilohjbiloh Administrator

    @TimboJones said:

    @raindog308 said:
    Came across a very cool project and wrote it up as a tutorial for LEB:

    https://lowendbox.com/blog/create-your-own-self-hosting-mailinator-with-inbucket/

    Been using it for a month or so and it's worked great. Lots of places have apparently heard of mailinator and block signups, but with your own domain and self-hosted inbucket, you can cut down on junk email to your inbox.

    404 then error establishing database. I think @jbiloh is breaking WordPress.

    Yeah we updated to WP 5.5 today and that broke comments on LowEndBox.

    We are trying to restore a cpanel backup from this morning, and go figure, cpanel is borked. So working on that now.

    Jon Biloh
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