- 1.0 2014-03-03 First version
- 1.1 2014-03-06 Added CalDavZAP + Thunderbird info
- 1.2 2015-01-29 Fixed formating
- 1.2 2015-06-04 Added password manager
- 1.3 2016-01-05 Informations regarding DAVDroid
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I like open-source as much as I like hacking.
In some cases, you might want to host your own content.
I won't justify the reasons since it would take more pages than the installation of some software and if you are here you just might be aware of that.
The following choices can be controversial: I used the most famous software instead searching for the best one.
You must keep in mind this article is here to show there are alternatives to big companies when you are a consumer.
It will not help you finding the best open-source software for a task but keep your hand on your data.
Furthermore, this article correspond to my use case, as a Windows user and Android phone owner. As of 2014, I have been hosting mail for more than 2 years and using successfully calendar on my all my devices for 1 year.
|OS||Debian 7||Lot of documentation|
|SMTP||Postfix||Many features (virtual aliases, conditional ), common choice|
|Webmail||Roundcube||Common choice, many features (with plugins)|
|Instant Messaging||Prosody||Very easy to configure (and ejabberd caused problems)|
|Passwords||Keepass + IOProtocolExt + KeepassHttp and PassIFox|