[oxse-announce] Pre Launch Information - Open-Xchange to release OX Mail v2 for OX App Suite

Open-Xchange Server Edition Maintenance Announcements oxse-announce at open-xchange.com
Mon May 14 08:13:08 CEST 2018

Dear Customer and Partner of Open-Xchange,

Open-Xchange is excited to announce the upcoming release of OX Mail v2. OX Mail v2 is the next generation of our native mobile phone app and will be available in May 2018.

In a mobile first world, with a growing number of devices per user, service providers are under increasing pressure to offer customers email services across a wide range of devices. The OX Mail app, for iOS and Android, provides fast and robust email access on both smartphones and tablets. It is designed to work seamlessly with OX App Suite.

OX Mail v2 is a native mobile app built specifically for smartphone and tablet users who already have a valid OX App Suite account. OX Mail v2 is an entirely new generation of email app when compared with the current OX Mail v1.
This app lets users access their OX App Suite email environment directly from a native mobile client. It provides the following:

- Available for iOS and Android on both mobile and tablet devices.
- Quick and easy onboarding.
- Incoming emails are displayed instantly (subject to the appropriate configuration of the server).
- Preview messages with the help of teaser texts.
- User-friendly, due to native design, with state of the art gestures.
- Offline capable – answer and manage previously read emails offline. Everything is synchronized once you are online again.
- Privacy features such as certificate pinning (Android only), securely stored credentials, securely stored email bodies, securely stored attachments and integration with Dovecot Anti-Abuse Shield.

What’s New in General and Feature Overview
Open-Xchange now provides a more detailed Feature Overview document relating to the new app as pre-information. Please find the document at https://software.open-xchange.com/products/mail/doc/Product_Guide_OX_Mail_v2.pdf

To use OX Mail v2 you need to be running OX App Suite v7.8.4, or above, together with the new Mobile API Facade. The Facade module provides an API optimized for mobile use-cases.

OX App Suite v7.8.4
OX App Suite is an advanced platform designed for telcos, hosters, and other service providers to deliver a wide range of cloud-based services. These include email, file sharing, collaborative document editing, document management, time management, cloud storage and metrics for insight into end-user behavior. Further information can be found at https://www.open-xchange.com/portfolio/whats-new/

Mobile API Facade
The Mobile API Facade is a server component that optimally connects the new mail app with OX App Suite. Facade is based on existing technology that is already in use and proven in the OX App Suite middleware. The Facade is developed in Java, utilizing the OSGI-Framework. Further information can be found at: https://oxpedia.org/wiki/index.php?title=AppSuite:Mobile_API_Facade

Pricing and Availability
OX Mail will be available in May 2018. Users will be able to download their respective client for their device from the corresponding app store free of charge. The availability of the various clients depends on the approval process of the store provider. Clients for iOS and Android will be made available from the App Store and Google Play. The availability of the various clients will be confirmed by Open-Xchange via the usual communication channels. 
Please message oxmailapp at open-xchange.com, or contact Open-Xchange Sales, for more information and pricing details about OX Mail v2.

Branding for Partners and Customers
With OX Mail v2 it is possible for customers and partners to request the addition, and change, of a variety of branding elements in the app. This includes changing colors, graphical assets and icons.
For more information about branding, the cost of this service and what can be done please message oxmailapp at open-xchange.com, or contact Open-Xchange Sales.

OX Mail v1 Availability
In accordance with the supported platform policy, Open-Xchange will discontinue maintenance and support for OX Mail v1 by end of Q2 2018 with OX App Suite v7.10. Existing customers who have OX Mail v1 in their portfolio should message oxmailapp at open-xchange.com, or contact Open-Xchange Sales, for further information.

Best regards,
Your Open-Xchange Team

Open-Xchange AG, Rollnerstr. 14, 90408 Nuremberg, District Court Nuremberg HRB 24738
Managing Board: Rafael Laguna de la Vera, Carsten Dirks, Michael Knapstein, Stephan Martin
Chairman of the Board: Richard Seibt

European Office: 
Open-Xchange GmbH, Olper Huette 5f, D-57462 Olpe, Germany, District Court Siegen, HRB 8718 
Managing Directors: Frank Hoberg, 

US Office: 
Open-Xchange. Inc., 530 Lytton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA 

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