[owncloud-devel] ownCloud Mail 0.1 alpha

Randolph Carter RandolphCarter at fantasymail.de
Thu Sep 18 10:58:16 GMT 2014


Just trying the mail app, and despite its very early version number, 
it's already working very stably!
There are a few (minor) features I still miss, but I've already seen all 
of those entered in the issue
tracker ;).

Thanks a lot for the hard work!
Randolph

On 18.09.2014 12:15, Steffen Lindner wrote:
> Yeah! Its a real pleasure to work with you guys!
> 
> On 18.09.2014 11:25, Jan-Christoph Borchardt wrote:
>> 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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