Author Archive for Michael Bohlender

The Future of Kolab Now: Part IV

Posted on: August 20th, 2020 by

With the new HKCCP, we are laying the groundwork for future improvements. It gives us a solid foundation to develop and deliver new features that would not have been possible or maintainable in the old system. One such feature is video conferencing.

We wanted to add a video conferencing to Kolab for a while, but we wanted to avoid the security and access issues seen elsewhere. COVID-19 has put it up in priority quite a bit. With our account management system overhaul reaching the final stages, we decided it was time to proceed working on it with more priority. The code can be found here.

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Interview with Safety Detectives

Posted on: July 24th, 2020 by

Kolab Now provides mail and groupware services for privacy and security minded customers around the world. With decades of experience under our belts, we have become a well established part of the Swiss cyber security community. We are dedicated to providing a transparent and ethical service to the highest standards and our security track record shows for it. Recently, our CTO, Jeroen van Meeuwen, was asked to share his insights with Safety Detectives. Their interview series with players in the community is well worth checking out. Here is the link to the interview with Jeroen:

https://www.safetydetectives.com/blog/interview-jeroen-van-meeuwen-kolab-now/

If you are interested in reading more of these kinds of personal perspectives on things, from the people behind Kolab Now, let us know at support@kolabnow.com.

The Future of Kolab Now: Part III

Posted on: July 16th, 2020 by

In this series, we take a look at upcoming changes and features for Kolab Now.  Part I gave a high level overview of our roadmap, Part II looked into changes to our payment system. In this post we are going to take a look at how users sign up for our service. We offer a 30 day money back guarantee for a while now. It has served us well in allowing potential customer to try our service without having commit to paying for a service that might not be a good fit for them in the end.

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Mobile friendly webmail is here and brings some changes

Posted on: September 2nd, 2019 by

We are happy to announce the coming release of our mobile friendly skin for Kolab Now. From 14th September 2019 on, your webmail will look a bit different. With the new skin, you will finally be able to use Kolab Now webmail with the browser on your phone. Check out our previous post for more information.

The default mail deletion behavior changes

We decided that the switch to the new skin would be a good opportunity also make another much requested change. We change the default way of deleting emails in the webclient.
Going forward, when you click on Delete, mails will be moved to your Trash folder, and you can then decide when to ’empty the trash’. Previously, deleted mails where only marked for deletion and hidden immediately without an obvious way to undo, and the hidden mails stuck around, clogging up your storage quota if they were not expunged. This led to a couple of support cases over the years. After some user testing we decided to go with what people are used to from other email clients and providers.

Our website gets a long needed update

Our website has been out-dated for quite some time so we decided to give it a major overhaul. For now, it is reduced to the bare necessities and we will add more content when needed. It should now be easier to find essential information and get access to support – among other things.

 

Feedback is always appreciated

We hope you like the changes we have been working on. Give us feedback by writing to support@kolabnow.com

Your Kolab Now team