[owncloud-devel] ownCloud Mail 0.1 alpha

David A. Velasco dvelasco at owncloud.com
Thu Sep 18 09:31:33 GMT 2014


Congratulations!!! Sounds really cool!!

El 18/09/2014 a las #4, Jan-Christoph Borchardt escribió:
> Almost 3 years ago Thomas originally started to work on the Mail app. 
> He said that’s how he got into ownCloud – it was clearly missing email 
> functionality.
> But then he got sucked into core development (luckily ;) and the Mail 
> app was on the backburner.
>
> In early 2013 Thomas and I worked on the app a bit here and there, but 
> nothing substantial. We still knew it was important.
>
> Two months ago we started picking it up again and worked on it more 
> seriously in our free time. We overhauled the code, streamlined the 
> interface, and integrated it better into the other parts of ownCloud. 
> If you were at the ownCloud Conf you probably saw our first teaser 
> lightning talk about it.
>
> We know ownCloud needs an email app. Simply look at the Roundcube app: 
> It is our highest rated and most downloaded app on the store. 
> Unfortunately Martin can not maintain it anymore.
>
>
>
> Today we are proud to announce ownCloud Mail 0.1 alpha!
>
> It’s a simple IMAP client with which you can connect to your mail 
> server. Be it on the same server (then it’s superfast) or just your 
> ordinary webmail account. And it integrates nicely with other ownCloud 
> apps.
>
>
>
> Please download it and help us test: https://github.com/owncloud/mail
> Report any issues you have to https://github.com/owncloud/mail/issues
> Note that we have some known issues (nothing dangerous) we want to fix 
> before a proper 0.1 release. Any help is appreciated: 
> https://github.com/owncloud/mail/milestones/0.1
>
>
> Some of the features and integration of ownCloud Mail are:
> * basic email stuff …
> * connect multiple email accounts
> * handle mailto links for integration with the browser
> * attach files from the Files app and also save received attachments 
> there
> * address autocompletion of Contact names and emails, and show contact 
> pictures
>
>
> Future plans include:
> * attach files from ownCloud via share link only so they don’t leave 
> your ownCloud, are quicker to send, and better to collaborate on 
> https://github.com/owncloud/mail/issues/251
> * add events / ics attachments directly to the Calendar 
> https://github.com/owncloud/mail/issues/79
> * view addresses directly in ownCloud Maps 
> https://github.com/owncloud/mail/issues/130
> * unified inbox https://github.com/owncloud/mail/issues/120
> * conversation view of email threads 
> https://github.com/owncloud/mail/issues/21
> * search/filter mails https://github.com/owncloud/mail/issues/161
> * (encryption is far in the future for now. We recommend 
> https://mailpile.is for that :)
>
>
> A big thanks to everyone involved so far!
> Especially Thomas Imbreckx (zinks-), PoPoutdoor, Lukas Reschke and 
> Steffen Lindner (Gomez).
>
>
> Tom & Jan
>
> (This mail was sent using ownCloud Mail.)
>
>
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