Announcing Service Window: Deploying new User administration

Posted on: September 9th, 2020 by

It’s time!

If you followed our blog over the latest months, surely you have seen that we are working on our new user management module (called HKCCP). This is the module that manage your cockpit; it is where you login when you want to set and change the features supported by your subscription such as Mobile Connectivity, 2FA, Disk space’, etc..

We are now in a position to release and deploy the first production iteration of the module, and we therefore announce a service window for:

Sunday 13th of September 2020, between 07:00 UTC and 11:00 UTC 17:30 UTC. 

During that period the cockpit will be unavailable for a short period, but there will be no impact on other feature or functionality of the service. If you are not working with the cockpit during that time you will not experience any issues at all.

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I lost my phone..

Posted on: September 1st, 2020 by

This happened.

I lost my phone. It happened. In modern days fast paced life on the road you lose your phone.

But this is not about me losing my phone or how sad I was. It is about how my Kolab Now account helped me to recover fast and effective…

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The Future of Kolab Now: Part V

Posted on: August 26th, 2020 by

For a long time we planned to migrate user data and move over to the new account management this coming weekend (29/30 of August, 2020). Many cogs were spinning and we worked hard. Our application worked well in our test environment. Much effort went into assuring that the new payment methodology and preparations for upcoming improvements worked well and  that your data really could get migrated without troubles. As we moved into the transition phase however we realized that the preparation and deployment into the production environment was going to need a few more iterations of innovation. We have this thing with what we do: We do it right, or we do not do it at all!

Hence we decided to move the release day back a week – into September.

More information to come about that very soon.

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:

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

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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The Future of Kolab Now: Part II

Posted on: July 12th, 2020 by

Kolab Now is a paid online service, where users can pay for their subscription and used resources via credit card, PayPal, bank transfer (and in the future, bitcoin). It is the task of a centerpiece module called the Hosted Kolab Customer Control Panel (HKCCP) to manage and administer the subscriptions and payments (among other tasks).

Over the years we have received feedback from users with constructive, honest criticism about the level of flexibility in the payment system. Users have wanted greater control of when to pay, and the actual services and resources paid for. As we always strive to improve the user experience, we listened and made accommodating changes to the payment system in the new updated HKCCP.

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The Future of Kolab Now: Part I

Posted on: July 7th, 2020 by

This is an introduction to the Kolab Now roadmap, and what the future is going to bring. I’ll give you a high-level overview of our future plans.

It’ll constitute the first in a series of blog posts, and different people will speak in more detail about individual topics.

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How Kolab Now Deals with SARS-Cov-2 (aka. Covid-19, Corona Virus)

Posted on: April 16th, 2020 by

There’s been four distinct aspects of the current pandemic we’ve needed to deal with, and I’ll attempt to state where they come from, and what the consequences are or have been or will be.

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Bleib sicher Zuhause mit Kolab Now

Posted on: March 22nd, 2020 by

Kolab Now unterstützt alle, die auf Homeoffice nicht vorbereitet sind, indem wir unseren Service für die Dauer der Krise gratis zur Verfügung stellen.

Email, Kalender, Office-Dokumente und mehr, helfen Ihnen Ihre Arbeitsabläufe auch Zuhause aufrecht zu erhalten.

Registriere dich jetzt mit dem Voucher Code KOLABFROMHOMENOW.

Dieses Angebot werden wir so lange wie möglich aufrechterhalten und nachdem sich die Lage beruhigt hat wieder entfernen.