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I've been hosting my own emails for 8 years and haven't had any problems.

If you host something "awfully similar to Facebook" you can't communicate with Facebook users. If you host your own emails, you can still communicate with Gmail users. Surely you weren't intending that retort as a serious argument?

The second argument follows the first. If the first isn't true, then the second also isn't true and it seems you've been fortunate in that regard. But if the first is true (that spam lists block addresses from shared hosting providers), then you can email but not to Gmail. Sort of like hosting Facebook without communicating to Facebook users.

Seems like a solveable problem.

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