I’ve never been a heavy email user, nor have I ever given much thought to the tools I used to handle them. Lately though, as this pandemic carries on, I’ve been spending a lot more time ‘socially distanced’ in web-based email clients in an attempt to stay in contact with others. Fighting Google logins, account switching, and bouncing between providers is, at best, annoying. I came to the conclusion that it was time to consolidate my numerous email accounts into a single standalone client.
WireGuard has risen in popularity over the last year or so with several adoptions by commercial VPN services. Its simplicity and speed make it a great choice for a private VPN replacement and having recently been accepted into the net-next maintainer tree for inclusion in an upcoming kernel, I figured now was a good time to give it a try. So, I retired my Raspberry Pi running PiVPN at home and instead set up a LXC in Proxmox to tunnel all my mobile devices through.