ownCloud Gmail alternative?

feature-request

#1

ownCloud is an amazing project. It replaces Google Drive and Google Calendar with open source alternatives. But from what I understand, it doesn't provide a Gmail alternative?

Wouldn't this be quite powerful to provide people with the the complete package? I guess those three are what most people need.

Thanks!


#2

I personally switched over to rainloop some weeks back: https://apps.owncloud.com/content/show.php/RainLoop+Webmail?content=165254

We try to get in touch with the devs to get an updated version into the marketplace for ownCloud 10


#3

Thanks!

How easy or difficult is it to get started?

Let's say I am coming from Google and want a replacement for all those three mentioned above.

How do I get started? Is there a place I can sign up and get those three alternatives within 5 minutes to work?


#4

The most important first step to understand is that you need a server to host the system yourself - as an alternative there are providers/hosters available as well.

So - 5 minutes might not be enough :wink:

here is the installation manual - just in case - https://doc.owncloud.org/server/latest/admin_manual/installation/index.html


#5

I guess this is what I am looking for!

Is there a provider that provides an (easy) setup like https://kolabnow.com/?

Basically, I don't want to configure anything. Just pay for this open source alternative and have it all run out of the box.