Alinto, The European provider of email services and security solutions invests in opensource by taking over the SOGo webmail

Alinto, the European provider of email services and security solutions, becomes the reference for SOGo, the opensource webmail. Since May 2022, the editor provides a support service or cloud hosting of the opensource webmail SOGo. Created in 1998 by a German company, then taken over in 2009 by Inverse Inc (Montreal) and supported by a community of 1,450 people worldwide, the software now has more than 25,000 deployments. 

In addition to the webmail, Alinto offers a complete solution with an administration tool that was expected by customers attached to opensource solutions such as, for example, the editor of the collaborative platform Jamespot.

A sovereign alternative to GAFAM messaging companies

For several years, Alinto has been consolidating its position as an international player in secure professional messaging. The investment in the SOGo webmail confirms Alinto’s ambition to offer its customers a European, opensource and sovereign alternative to GAFAM. 

The opensource is an additional argument that convinced the editor to carry the project. Indeed, Alinto has always wanted to develop an opensource solution. This opportunity is the occasion to launch a solution that benefits from a large community and active contributors, as well as years of experience guaranteeing its reliability.

For the Alinto teams, opensource offers their customers the choice of digital sovereignty. It is also the will to offer them a serious alternative to GAFAM. 

Many Alinto customers have already chosen SOGo (international operators, local authorities, private sector companies…).

SOGo @ Alinto: professional support and services

Eager to propose exhaustive and opensource solutions, Alinto joins the SOGo community to propose a supported, complete, powerful and scalable webmail solution.

The SOGo webmail is above all an interface, which requires an integration carried out by specialists. It is these additional services that Alinto offers from May 2022. At the end, two products are available: 

  • SOGo webmail: free download of version 5 of SOGo, Maintenance integration and development in Option with a commercial offer.
  • SOGomail by Alinto: secure mail server for professional organisations looking for a recognised European alternative

“In our opinion, opensource is essential to give users the freedom of choice. It is an important element for diversity and for us it is a way to offer companies alternatives to the messaging tools of the American cloud players“, explains Philippe Gilbert, CEO of Alinto.

“We are working with Alinto to integrate SOGo into Jamespot and offer a complete collaborative platform, so the fact that Alinto now carries this solution is great news for us. The SOGo webmail is compact, ergonomic, easy to use, very fast and reactive, and the choice of open-source was an obvious choice for a core component. This is what drives us upwards, with this community where everyone can contribute at their own level and which progresses through its collective intelligence. Collaboration with the addition of bricks, the sharing of ideas… it’s an important step towards true sovereignty and beyond, towards software that reflects a model of society,” emphasises Alain Garnier, CEO of Jamespot.


About SOGo :

SOGo is a universal and responsive webmail with a rich AJAX-based interface. SOGo supports all client software using standard protocols such as CalDAV, CardDAV and GroupDAV, as well as Microsoft Outlook with efficient ActiveSync integration. It is therefore a fully supported and reliable groupware server with an emphasis on scalability and open standards.

About Alinto :

Founded in 2000, Alinto is a company specialised in the email business: email service in SaaS mode, antispam, email server… through several products:

  • Cleanmail: the secure email relay that protects against cyber threats by ensuring constant access to email.
  • Serenamail: SMTP mail relay allows servers or applications to send emails to provide so-called “clean” traffic.

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