How can we improve Kerio Connect?

Public folders for files / simple file sharing

File sharing to be used by people outside the office
only sharing not editing. Something like public folders but for files.
Accessible from WebMail (and KOFF).

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Eduard Šturdík shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
declined  ·  Heather P responded  · 

We may do some integration into third party file sharing services in the future, but we don’t have plans at this time to extend public folders so that they can be shared externally.

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  • Ronald Otto commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    And don't forget ownCloud!

    All the others do have a privacy problem!. The main reason that Kerio is choosen.
    I would say, start with ownCloud. It has an API and does webdav.

  • coretech commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Ransomware Problem: in this moment the attachment security is a big problem because there are every day mail delivered with ransomware!

    There are some workaround to this problem. Attachment management for all sent email..so who receive the email don't have attachment but only a link for download it.
    So the file storage integration should be a urgent priority, in or our from Kerio Connect (google drive, dropbox, samepage or other...)
    On the same way for all incoming email, should be a good idea to de-attach all file attached to the email and put it in a special folder.

    Anyway postpone attachment management is not very good

  • Scott Wilkins commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Declining this option IS A BIG MISTAKE!!!!!
    One of your biggest competitors, IceWarp, has this and it's a great idea. Allowing SMB network admins the ability to simply share a folder on the AD domain is brilliant. Kerio has just gained a BIG BLACK EYE due to this mistake.

  • Przemek Malik commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If there will be also possibility to edit word and/or excel files from webmail, it will be fantastic!

  • Administrator commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would be great to make API for file sharing, so we could export files from out servers to kerio and store them there)

  • acq commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Sometimes meeting requests have files attached (agenda, proposals, etc.). When accepting such a request it would be great if the attached files would automatically show up in the calendar entry.
    So, what I have in mind is the ability to add small files to calendar entries, e.g. an itinerary, directions, schedules, etc. Those are files which might already be in Kerio Connect because they had been sent as an attachment.
    Maybe Kerio could think of a clever way to link those attachments to a calendar entry. This would make it much easier to find the files when on the road. Instead of scrolling and searching through large mailboxes and/or folders because we cannot remember who had send this email or when one could just take a look at the calendar.

  • Administrator commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The ability to attach files to e-mails and have them handled outside of e-mails would be really beneficial. Increasingly attached files are breaking the limits of e-mail and even worse you get multiple copies of the file propagated within the e-mail system.

    Thunderbird does this really neatly using Filelink.

    Nigel

  • Kieran Chakravorty commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    To be honest why not set up a solution like ownCloud to act as file repository for inside and outside access? Trims your mailserver requirements as well. Hope that helps.

  • acq commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Other products have an option to attach files to calendar entries, e.g. directions for travel. A simple file share might be useful in the Calendar module. Maybe even in the Notes module (or Addressbook).

    However, I would limit the number and the size of files for the file share. I agree, in general, a mail server is not a file server and there are better options for it.

  • Kok-Hong Wong commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    In addition, consider having a workflow engine so that when large files are being sent, a designated manager can approve/deny the mail from being released.

  • howie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Mail servers are not file servers. Period. Users already hoard too much data in their email as it is. This would be a disaster.

  • UTS Support Team commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Wish there was a way to vote against a suggestion, mail servers are for mail not files and this is just asking for trouble.

    Now deduplication support would be very cool!

  • Jon Clayton commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I think an integration with Samepage would be ideal. Similar to how Exchange can integrate their Sharepoint servers. With that said, since I have a lot of users who use Sharepoint as well as Dropbox, maybe we can figure out a way to integrate with all three and in the web admin, we can go to domains and select which service they wish to integrate with. Similar to how we can setup active directory or open directory. Do this by domain, display the folder contents under Public Folders and allow users to select a file to attach to their email and you'll create a very useful tool. I have people request this all the time because they are not always on their desktop where their files are stored and do not wish to have to download a file to their desktop from their online cloud storage, just so they can attach it to a message. Allow this integration and you'll improve Connects desirability.

  • Markus Mohr commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    For something like that I would suggest to use something different from kerio or setup a owncloud server. Owncloud is easy to set up, easy to use and open source (means you don't have to buy anything). It's a "cloud" service like dropbox and can be accessed from windows, macos, linux, smartphones (windows, android, ios) etc. Also has a really good browser interface.

    The employees have their own share folder and putting a file in it will sync that file with all devices. The data itself is saved on the owncloud server (that you installed on your server/webspace) and can even be encrypted.

  • Bastian Middelveld commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Because of the German Law we cannot use Samepage here in Germany and Workspace was EOL.
    Also automatic deattaching files from Mails is a good idea for this.

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