ownCloud Gmail alternative?

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.


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



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?

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

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.

I know that it’s an old post but I just wanted to add.

Sorry to say. The more control you want to more involved in the nuts and bolts you have to be and that costs in Time, Equipment and Service. All of that dose not and can not = easy, quick, no configuring, out of the box or no house keeping. As far as I know Easy, Quick = Something like google, yahoo, hotmail.