Hi, MIAB community,
I really enjoy having my own private mail server and Mail-in-a-box does a really good job of providing a fully functional, lightweight, secure orientated and easy to set up now for a number of years I have served me and my family and a few close friends very well.
Much appreciate Josh all the developers plus the awesome MIAB community that makes this possible!
Sometimes life happens and it gets busy [ no time to maintain a secure private server with all updates ] and other times one may suddenly transition to eternity…
Looking at it from a point to provide resiliency and a good legacy/coherence for my family and close friends who had built a dependency on the personal mail server I’m running now.
So I’m contemplating the unthinkable find or creating an easy way to migrate MIAB [ only the mail server functionality ] to a third-party managed provider [ I know this won’t provide the same privacy/security*/ as offered by the self-hosted solution ] but will assure continuity.
How easy is it to migrate the main MIAB domain with all users and mail 1:1?
Has anyone done it or thought about it? What are the options?
The best option as I see it, would be if “One-click migration” is achieved, as I know it’s possible for me currently but it will take at least a few steps to complete. There are a few challenges that I can think of mainly around the current payments.
I’m paying for:
- The domain/s ownership ( this renews every few years ) is ~ $25 annually [ can add here 3 more domains ]
- VM hosting (monthly or annually) is - $86.4 annually
- AWS S3 backup of less than $2 annually
Not paying for MIAB development/documentation and community resources, my time for occasional server updates and support and monitoring of the server etc.
After third-party potential migrations payments for a non-technical user, it’s important all the above to be consolidated as a single payment.
One of the major issues may be the DNS glue records - as MIAB works as an Authoritative DNS server for the domains it’s hosting.
Some of the potential third-party cloud hosting candidates:
- Get a professional email address – Getting Started - Google Domains
- Add a domain to Microsoft 365 - Microsoft 365 admin | Microsoft Learn
- Adding a domain - Amazon WorkMail
Secure business email | Proton
Are any other Mail dedicated providers that offer only mail [ not general web hosting ]?
Any thoughts are welcome!