Title : prose - Blogging with email Author: Solène Date : 11 June 2020 Tags : blog email blog plaintext The software developer prx, his website is available at [https://ybad.name/ (en/fr)](https://ybad.name/), released a new software called **prose** to publish a blog by sending emails. I really like this idea, while this doesn't suit my needs at all, I wanted to write about it. The code can be downloaded from this address https://dev.ybad.name/prose/ . I will briefly introduce how it works but the README file is well explaining, prose must be started from the mail server, upon email receival in `/etc/mail/aliases` the email will be piped into prose which will produce the html output. On the security side, **prose** doesn't use any external command and on OpenBSD it will use unveil and pledge features to reduce privileges of **prose**, unveil will restrict the process file system accesses outside of the html output directory. I would also congrats prx who demonstrates again that writing good software isn't exclusive to IT professionnal.