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    I would link to https://delta.chat/en/ instead of https://github.com/deltachat/ because the GitHub page doesn’t explain at all what Delta Chat is.

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      Are there any alternative clients without Javascript?

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        It seems like this is just an email client, so you could presumably use any email client?

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          Yes, this is the whole point. It’s an e-mail client that has UI affordances for instant messaging.

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        Does that mean I have to hand over my email credentials to a 3rd party?

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          It’s just an email client… only presented differently.

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            Thx. Your sentence has more information in it than their entire website.

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          Too many people already treat email as chat, let’s not encourage this behavior.

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            I’ve seen this before and looked a little bit into it, can anyone share their experience with this?

            Email is becoming such a liability for me. When I switched off gmail a while ago (now I have completed de-googlifying my life!) I had some trouble finding another provider.

            I did not dare to self-host (figured it would be labor intensive…) but the paid services are basically:

            • FastMail :: Australian policy on software is probably some of the worst informed decision making on the planet. Also this is pretty much the only recommendation made when people talk about finding an alternative to google, so it’ll just repeat the same problem of one provider owning email.
            • Protonmail :: in my opinion they act in bad faith by not packaging for fdroid and they have this tinge of corporatism (more than a tinge tbh..) that I don’t trust.
            • Something else? DDGing just now gave me Yandex, AOL, Yahoo and some other things that are obviously out of the question. Ooh actually there is something called tutanota, going to look more into this I guess..

            I’d be interested in a NixOS flake that has configured an email server for you so that self-hosting can be made easy, please let me know if there is something like this out there! :)

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              I’ve seen this before and looked a little bit into it, can anyone share their experience with this?

              I gave it a shot. It’s very nicely implemented except for the fact that, well, email isn’t the best backend for instant communications. It’s slow, and the delay really affects conversation.

              I did not dare to self-host (figured it would be labor intensive…) […]

              I’ve been self-hosting for the better part of 3 months now, and it’s really not that hard. The first time setup will take you a couple of hours tops, but that’s it. It’s very low maintenance.

              Ooh actually there is something called tutanota, going to look more into this I guess..

              I’d recommend against using Tutanota, they don’t offer IMAP/SMTP support.

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                The major concern is most email providers doesn’t like sending tons of mail in a short period. And the latency for this method is much higher than plain tcp.

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                  The latency for Push IMAP? I don’t think I’ve used any public server that supported it.