Jun 17, 2020
Saw a tweet from Evan You about the hey.com mail service recently. I got interested in having a short and nice email address. My current one in Hotmail is just too long to even being spell out in talk.
hey.com looks very nice but $99/year is not a very good deal to me. I decide to use my own domain for receiving emails.
I did this couple years ago for another domain, I kind remember an open-source tool allowing forwarding emails by justing adding DNS record. I took some time to search for it but I didn't find the page match with my memory. I went Github to search in my stared projects, it turns out the tool now becomes and Freemium SaaS forwardemail.net with a fresh new logo and website design that I can't even recognize it.
The DNS forwarding feature just works the same, but it requires you to log in and register your domain now. I am glad it now being more well documented and charging for premium supports which can help it sustain.
The config is quite simple as usual, just 3 DNS record:
MX @ mx1.forwardemail.net 10 MX @ mx2.forwardemail.net 20 TXT @ email@example.com
and you are done! It also provides a lot more advanced config, you can check this doc.
And now, you can say hi to me at firstname.lastname@example.org!