Just aggregating some resources that helped me on my journey into Mastodon and the wider Federated net. I hope you enjoy:
- Fedi.tips has a great set of beginner resources about how the network works, safety, and etiquette.
- Looking for other federated net open source projects? This github list has a lot of options and comparable proprietary software.
- Running a Mastodon instance and need to learn how to set up an S3 bucket for storage? This github page is for you.
- Marc Kranat has a great resource on how to setup a Mastodon instance on Digital Ocean. This is the guide I used to spin up my instance.
- External SMTP config for Mastodon.