@trom Well, yes, I don't think they have the choice too tbh. What is to be ashamed is services like Contabo just ignoring e-mails at all which I hope Hetzner won't do if such a thing had to happen to me.
From what I read from the blog post you've linked, they're using automated tools to do so (crawling the web?), don't you think that using a custom robots.txt file disallowing web crawlers would help?
Btw, the use of Basic Auth was pretty clever from them
@trom I'm sorry I don't know any other cheap alternatives. The hosting provider I now use is Hetzner because it has some many options and has a really powerful API, but it is more expensive than Contabo I'm afraid
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