Update of the mailbox.org web interface on 25/11/2015

Update 26/11/2015 at 8 am (CET): Our colleagues worked hard. The update is done. – But there are still some things to fix today.

Dear mailbox.org customers,

We are writing to you today to let you know that there we are going to perform an update of our web interface later at 9 pm (Central European Time) tonight. There is a possibility that this might lead to temporary delays in the processing of logins to the cloud office, and we would like to apologise for any inconvenience this might cause. We will do our utmost to keep any interference between the update process and user operations as minimal as possible.

On the positive side, the new updated version of the web interface will bring a number of exciting changes and improvements.

What’s new?

Sharing of files, calendars, tasks, and contacts

The updated version introduces a new way to collaborate and share content with both internal and external users of mailbox.org. These are the different options:

Guest Access: Users can be given access to shared content via a slimmed-down office interface. This lets them access shared data, and edit, create and upload content. Note that real-time collaboration between internal users and guest users is also possible.

Invitation: To share something outside of the Office suite, a mailbox.org user can grant access permissions to external users by adding their e-mail address.

Permissions Management: Through the user permissions view, both mailbox.org users and external users can be granted permanent sharing permissions for accessing data.


The sharing of calendars has improved considerably, in that different colours can now be assigned to appointments, folders and calendars (at last!). Further, there is a new folder for “All my appointments” that consolidates the information contained in different calendars into a single view.


Users can now display presentations using their cloud office interface.


A whole range of usability enhancements have been implemented in order to improve the display of folders and image files. When uploading files, users can now see the estimated upload time. Further, users can connect their mailbox.org drive with other cloud storage services such as Google Drive, DropBox, Box, and OneDrive, and move files between these via drag&drop.


The most obvious change is the simplified page layout. Note that all previous features are still present. We also updated the design of our special icons that indicate the encrypted transmission of e-mails via SSL/DANE.