@box0rox
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82Y

I use nextcloud, for a lot more than sharing files; I keep my bookmarks and grocery lists on it, use it as a webmail client, and I wrote an add on to remote control lights in my house. If you just want to share files, especially big ones, syncthing is great, and doesn’t take up any space on a server.

@andycuccaro
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42Y

How it is the webmail? Is it hard/easy to setup? I’m amazed by NextCloud features, but I’m also scared to use it, since I’m not an IT professional.

dandelion
creator
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32Y

Nextcloud has its own email app and there is the nice RainLoop app, but Nextcloud does not come with its own imap/pop3 mail server. A relatively easy way to install and configure Nextcloud is to use Yunohost though still not for the faint of heart. Yunohost comes with email and XMPP services by default. And note that running your own email server can be interesting but to get your emails delivered properly can be difficult. If you set the DNS settings right for your Yunohost install you will have dealt with DKIM and SPF via Yunohost, but reverse DNS must be set via your VPS provider. You can also decide to rent a preinstalled Nextcloud from a provider. See here : https://nextcloud.com/providers/

@andycuccaro
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32Y

Thanks a lot! I’ll look into Yunohost. Seems rather interesting and promising for folks like me, without IT background.

Maya
admin
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22Y

It’s truly the most straightforward path to self hosting, and can let you sample a whole buffet of options. One call out, though, is that it often doesn’t have the absolute newest versions of things, which is probably not a problem unless you’re obsessively following feature releases…but which is absolutely disqualifying if you are . :winking face with tongue:

@andycuccaro
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21Y

Yeah, I don’t think that will be an issue for me, since I’d be dipping my feet into the whole thing for now. I’ll have to wait until I have a computer connected by cable to the router, though, because right now I’m just with a laptop :grimacing face:

Maya
admin
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21Y

Some people think VPSes (digital ocean, EC2, w/e) don’t count as self-hosting but I think it’s a great way to get started and it does move your data more under your control. Raspberry pis are also great tho so you’ve got options!

@andycuccaro
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21Y

I only miss some money! lol But things are turning around, so I think I’ll be able to do it not too long from now :) Thanks for the help!

@Shura
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82Y

As far I use firefox, I would also suggest http://send.firefox.com/

@SirLotsaLocks
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11Y

yess shoutout to firefox send! its really good for this.

Dessalines
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52Y

Torrents or syncthing.

@SirLotsaLocks
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21Y

I use nextcloud personally, not the fastest (thats on me though not the service) but its self hosted and I can add as much storage as I need. Personally I don’t use cloud storage for storing most things just a couple backups and sharing files so it does just fine for me.

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