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Discussion on: Running own private email server and the problems?

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Erick Ruiz de Chavez

Unless this is for some educational or testing purposes I would not recommend doing this yourself.

Seems to me that you want/need to implement an Email to Webhook integration which services like Email Parser by Zapier or Mailgun Routes.

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Naveen Honest Raj Author

Thanks for your valuable inputs, Erick. But, say I am trying to build a functionality like, something in a ticket management systems like Zendesk, where each organisation has their own incoming email address, which they receives emails and creates ticket. So, for N organisation, there are N email, but the catch here is, everything is sent to one single server with all the information.

Do you think, this particular case could possibly fit in the case you mentioned? Or do you know any other services that can fit one?

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Erick Ruiz de Chavez

If this is mission critical (which seems it is) I would definitely go with something like Mailgun Routes instead of Zapier. You can setup custom routes for many incoming domains and email addresses, and forward those as POST requests to wherever you need, but you need a paid account on Mailgun to setup and use those routes (they used to be free, but no more).

Unfortunately I do not know any open source project that does something similar to what you need.

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Naveen Honest Raj Author

I'll try giving it a shot this weekend. Thanks for pointing me there. Meanwhile if I figure out a new thing or learn something from others too, I'll keep this discussion thread updated with that.

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Erick Ruiz de Chavez

I just read your blog post with your setup and is is very nice! You took the time and effort to install, setup, and get postfix working as you needed.

This link will probably be less useful for you but still wanted to share it. I found it yesterday while browsing GitHub. It is a small SMTP server written in Go and it sends everything it gets to a pre-configured webhook. I haven't tried it yet but I want to do some tests probably later today or in the next days.

github.com/alash3al/smtp2http

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Naveen Honest Raj Author

Wow., thanks for taking time to read the article and sharing your thoughts, Erick 😁

Sure, I'll take a look at the repo as well. If not it serves the current purpose, it will definitely going to be a good learning and might come in handy at some other point of time. Thanks again for the share. :))