And for €40/year you can sign up five users onto your very own professionally maintained domain:
If you're privacy conscious chances are you're already paying for email hosting, and you're definitely paying for your phone + #SMS service, so why wouldn't you pay for instant messaging?
@0 Yeah. It requires some effort and only a little money to not use WhatsApp and use something open which can federate.
According to a recent survey, a third of users would pay 5€ a month for services like Whatsapp and even Google search, if it would be more privacy friendly.
And i'm not saying everyone should run their own server, its good enough when one does it for their circle.
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