The top three mail server problems (and how to avoid them so they don’t ruin your holidays)

Your suitcases are packed and your plane tickets neatly put away with your passport. This time, you haven’t forgotten the sunscreen or the mosquito repellent. Everything is just perfect. At work you’ve thought about everything too. A little while ago, you hired “Bob”, a former NSA hacker turned entreprise security expert. He keeps watch over … Continue reading “The top three mail server problems (and how to avoid them so they don’t ruin your holidays)”

Monitoring a BlueMind install

When a system breaks downs or malfunctions, finding the cause can often be tricky. This is why BlueMind 3.5.9 integrates a full (open-source) platform metrics, alerting and viewing stack A BlueMind system — or any email server in general — is extremely complex. It is made up of many components with very specific yet sometimes … Continue reading “Monitoring a BlueMind install”

Giving BlueMind’s webmail a facelift: a balancing act between innovation and user habits.

Designing a modern, accessible and user-friendly webmail system is one of BlueMind’s challenges for 2019. But how can we achieve this effectively? And what for? UX, just frills? UX — short for User eXperience – refers to users’ overall experience when interacting with a product or service. It encompasses the product’s visual aspect (design), usability (features … Continue reading “Giving BlueMind’s webmail a facelift: a balancing act between innovation and user habits.”

Why is being 100% Outlook-compatible so revolutionary?

For non-experts, email usually is just about what they see and use, i.e. the email client, typically Outlook. In fact, Outlook is what allows users to access messages and calendars stored and managed on the Microsoft Exchange server. Basically, these two applications work together, one on the server side (Exchange) and the other on the … Continue reading “Why is being 100% Outlook-compatible so revolutionary?”

Free softwares and free beers, legends and myths

When we talk about software, the word free can be taken to mean different things. As Richard Stallman famously said: “This is a matter of freedom, not price, so think of ‘free speech’, not ‘free beer’.” However, free in the sense of free of charge is always lurking in the background. In the collective imaginary, free software is software you’re not paying for. True or False?

When we talk about software, the word free can be taken to mean different things. As Richard Stallman famously said: “This is a matter of freedom, not price, so think of ‘free speech’, not ‘free beer’.” However, free in the sense of free of charge is always lurking in the background. In the collective imaginary, free software is software you’re not paying for. True or False?

The Blue Orange Mystery

The latest version of BlueMind’s mail solution was announced at the Paris Open Source Summit 2018, as we pressed oranges on our exhibition stand. The whole campaign was built around a blue orange, but… why? To understand the rationale behind the Blue Orange, you must understand BlueMind’s v.4.0’s mission and why it has taken so long – 5 years — to come out.

The latest version of BlueMind’s mail solution was announced at the Paris Open Source Summit 2018, as we pressed oranges on our exhibition stand. The whole campaign was built around a blue orange, but… why? To understand the rationale behind the Blue Orange, you must understand BlueMind’s v.4.0’s mission and why it has taken so long – 5 years — to come out.

Suggestion Box – a new approach to deal with new features

Our job as a software publisher is to listen to our users’ expectations and enhance our product to meet them. Being open source is what makes BlueMind unique. Yet openness can sometimes be detrimental to its development. As a result of our product’s success, we’ve had enormous amounts technical and functional feedback and we’ve had to … Continue reading “Suggestion Box – a new approach to deal with new features”

Tutorial: writing a BlueMind add-on

So here you are with your shiny BlueMind setup. You’ve heard about our grand architecture plans, extension points, p2 platform, REST API, but you find it hard to get started. Rejoice! This article has been written just for you. You need to know some java, and be more or less familiar with maven. Your goal: a dummy scheduled … Continue reading “Tutorial: writing a BlueMind add-on”

BlueMind turns Thunderbird into a true collaborative client!

A frequent obstacle to the adoption of an Open Source mail server is the predominance of Outlook as a thick client because Outlook always works differently – and therefore more or less smoothly – with severs other than Exchange… until BlueMind’s soon-to-come innovation which will bring native Outlook support! This is a matter of user habit, … Continue reading “BlueMind turns Thunderbird into a true collaborative client!”