@marco I have dabbled in setting up a home server with Matrix, but found the Riot client a bit clunky and hard to encourage non-tech folk to use. The encryption functionality in particular was a but much, having to constantly confirm keys and the like.
Signed up the public Riot server the other day again to speak with somebody from Fosstodon and it did seem as though the client had been improved, so maybe something I could have another look at.
However, I agree that E2EE is not yet highly polished if you want key / device verification. But an improvement is on their road map.
But still all chats which stays on you own server are a million more secure / private than any WhatsApp crap, even in rooms with E2EE disabled.
Rooms are only exchanged between the servers which have participants in the room. Which means the data of all rooms with family and friends, where the accounts are on your own server, will never leave your machine.
I like to separate services. For my own cloud I use Seafile Pro which had a perfect and stable sync client from the first day, contrary to Owncloud/Nextcloud.
@marco I thought as much but wasn't sure. I have had issues with Nextcloud too, and the mobile apps I find can have their own issues too, but I will persevere for now. Good to know Seafile is something I can look at if/when I become unhappy with NC.
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