…and 2021 is just around the corner! 🎆

It’s an understatement to say that 2020 was a strange year and, for sure, challenging for many of us in so many different aspects. I hope you’re fine and enjoyed your recent days with your loved ones.

If you don’t want to read further:
We wish you a very happy New Year! 🎉

😻 To focus on the positive things from a mailcow point-of-view, there were indeed quite some highlights in 2020:

  • Early this year external open relay checks were implemented for SAL users (supporting the development) was introduced. (see news)
  • In February 2020 our own fuzzy storage was launched, improving spam detection for all mailcow users and allowing to contribute spam emails. (see news)
  • In March 2020 we’ve started a official community forum with great success.
  • In July 2020 our sponsored improvements for the new identity management to SOGo made it into the public release: check it out!
  • Access to IMAP, POP3 and SMTP can now be controlled on a per-user level, also last logins for each service can be seen in the webinterface. (see news)
  • FIDO2/WebAuthn support was added to mailcow in November 2020. (see news)
  • You can easily integrate your mailpiler instance – open-source-based email archiving solution – with mailcow: see docs.
  • Also good to know: Deprecated TLS versions TLSv1.0 and TLSv1.1 were disabled, mailcow can now speak Romanian and Chinese.

📝 Two more things I want to note…

✍️ First… Telegram.
In July 2019 we’ve started with a Telegram group for mailcow, where – to date – joined over 920 individual, awesome people! The positive feedback, how people help each other and the new friendships found this way… It’s unbelievable!

Thanks for being part of this community. This is what makes our community that great: It’s made up by awesome people – like YOU.

❤️ Second… Contributors.
THANKS for every contribution – and it doesn’t matter if it’s helping other people, sharing the mooo, contributing code or simply silently using mailcow somewhere.

Also there’s something what we might often take for granted: mailcow consists out of so many different components, where people invest their valuable time in and provide it for free to everyone.

Thanks for all the good work from people behind Postfix, Dovecot, rspamd, Docker, SOGo, unbound, clamav, LetsEncrypt and so many more. Mailcow wouldn’t exist without you.

That being said…
Thanks for all, stay healthy and Happy New Year. 😘

Patrik and Andre