Spamgourmet, an inspiration for SimpleLogin

I learned about Spamgourmet via a friend who has been using the service for more than 10 years. Even though I couldn’t create a new account on Spamgourmet (the registration is closed), I only heard nice things about this service.

SpamGourmet logo

The website seems out of date with its yellowish background and it’s indeed old: it has been running since 2000! The service is free and if people like it, they could donate or buy a T-Shirt. Spamgourmet is also open-source so anyone could run it on their server.

A simple, honest, transparent service like Spamgourmet is a great inspiration for SimpleLogin because of several reasons:

Then I stumbled upon this sad topic. Josh, Spamgourmet maintainer got brain cancer at the terminal phase. It’s touching to see how people appreciate his works. I hope one day I would be able to create a service that has so much love from its users.

For those who might ask, is SimpleLogin a concurrent to Spamgourmet? Actually no because:

SimpleLogin UI
SimpleLogin UI

All the best to Josh.


Update on Jan 20 2020:

Update on June 14 2020: - Josh has passed away … - SpamGourmet is now open to registration again.

Written by Author Image Son Nguyen Kim [Follow on Twitter]

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