For people looking for a guide on how to set up a modern XMPP server, take a look at the homebrewserver.club #howto:
It was updated at the recent Dusseldorf XMPP sprint.
My main public servers are Prosody and running as well as ever, and I run ejabberd at work with the company LDAP directory backing it.
Honestly they're both great and stable and I'd suggest reading their docs and seeing which one you feel most comfortable with.
@tigase Want brutal honesty? At one point 90% of the spam I was seeing coming in to my servers was from Tigase-hosted, unmaintained XMPP servers with invalid SSL certificates. I recall reaching out at some point with concerns and not getting much back.
"Tigase" and "spam" are pretty much linked in my mind these days. I know there's a difference between your hosted services and the server, but I've never looked into it much as a result.
@tigase you left me hanging here without any answers so I just ended up blocking a lot of your stuff.
As for jabber.me domain - while it was hosted on our installation we never owned it hence we had zero control over it (meaning we couldn't update DNS nor create proper certificate for it).
@mike unfortunatelly we had a huge problem with spam on our installation as well (we mitigated it since then); and as you stated - we can't controll other installations.
Fortunatelly things improved since then: we introcude anti-spam component and captcha when registering (those are also available in distribution packages when you download tigase-server!)
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