Would you pay for this? For the last 3 years I've been creating a platform for this kind of servers for a small spanish ISP. It has grown to 15 Openvz hosts. A rails app connects to the host to create the virtual machine. Centos is installed and configured with puppet. A rails app is installed in every server and used to configure the accounts, domains, etc.
Postfix, Cyrus, IMAPS, SMTPS, POP3S, HTTPS, Sieve for filters on the server, roundcube as webmail (on a new product I would pay for @mail), decent spam filter (right now we run our own system based on commtouch and spamassasin), etc. You can export the whole cyrus mail storage folder or export mail to other server with imapsync, same thing with the database that contains the account, domains and aliases, so you are not locked. Billing can be done by hard drive space or accounts. They are also good as outgoing mail servers because you are on your own ip.
I run everything by myself, right now we have 126 servers with about 12300 accounts and thanks to puppet it's really easy to admin. I've always thought that I should try to do it by myself.
It's easy to tell which mail servers are using SSL by looking at your mail server logs. He probably only cares that most of the mail servers talking to him use SSL (which is also true for every mail server I have administered).
yes, it's pretty stupid but it's the product that the commercial team sells (your own small managed private mail server). Some of the servers have more than 2000 accounts but others have 6 or 10... A few years ago, until 2006, the servers where small appliances installed on the client's office. Now they work the same way but mostly virtual and since most of the clients are small bussiness.. some have really few accounts.
On our shared mail system we have about 40k accounts in 2 cyrus servers (with 2 more for HA)
That's what I do, and it gives you a portable email address, but doesn't address the other concerns. Ultimately, email is a communication medium, not a filesystem. Using IMAP folders for long-term storage is tempting, but it's off-label.
Total number of times I have accidentally lost my own data: Way more than 0
Total number of times Google has in any way caused me harm by having "access" to my e-mails: 0
Total number of times I've been glad Google used intelligence gathered from my e-mails: Many (pre-populating Google+ circles, training a great spam filter, Priority Inbox, great search, decently appropriate and well-targeted ads)
Most victims were healthy young adults, in contrast to most influenza outbreaks, which predominantly affect juvenile, elderly, or weakened patients.
The pandemic lasted from June 1918 to December 1920, spreading even to the Arctic and remote Pacific islands. Between 50 and 100 million died, making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in human history. Even using the lower estimate of 50 million people, 3% of the world's population (1.86 billion at the time) died of the disease. Some 500 million, or 27% (≈1/4), were infected.
Pandemic flus are the exception, not the rule. None of us may see one in our lifetimes, even if we have (and recover from) a dozen cases of seasonal flus. Also, some believe the death rates from the 1918 pandemic were more due to concomitant bacterial infections than the flu strain itself.
They don't do that. I have my account blocked on adsense/adwords since 2006. Some "illegal" clicks bullshit that wasn't my fault. I can still use any other google service without problems, it just tell me I'm blocked if I go to adsense.
Because it's only legal to posses small quantities for personal use (about 10 days). Possession of bigger quantities has remained prohibited by Portuguese law, and criminal penalties are still applied to drug growers, dealers and traffickers. You cannot go into a coffeeshop and buy some weed as you do in netherlands so it doesn't make much sense to go there as a "drug" tourist.