Is it safe to store email on a cloud based VPS host?
I know its not 100% like the unplugged server buried underground and that the Host has a big deal to do with it but, in the broader sense of avoiding snooping and data mining, how do people protect their data? I'm sure not everyone uses dedicated servers~
Is it even common to run email servers on a VPS? I DO want to be able to tell my clients that their data is relatively secure (assuming I take the proper precautions)~
I'm currently setting up email on one of these:
with Ubuntu Server installed.
I'm thinking of encrypting the home folder of the email service user but, I'm wondering if accessing the encrypted data will make an imap/smtp email server slow~