On October 12, 2000 the Runbox email service was officially launched, on an Internet that was quite different from what we are used to today.
Initially, Runbox was a basic email forwarding service with a permanent @runbox.com email address. The original idea was to eliminate the need for email users to inform their contacts about a new email address when they changed schools or work places.
We soon expanded the Runbox service with a custom made Webmail interface, and offered a whopping 100 MB storage space. This was substantial compared to the 2 MB offered by Hotmail, who was the market leader at the time.
At that time Runbox was a free service, and the offering brought international attention and a large number of users. We then expanded with POP, SMTP, and IMAP access, email retrieval and filtering management, file storage, and support for email domains and domain hosting.
In 2012 we were once again at the forefront by strengthening the security and privacy aspects of our services following the surveillance revelations especially in the US.
Since those early years we have founded a new employee-owned company, continued hardening the security and privacy of our services, and built new partnerships and new server infrastructures, while broadening the foundation of our operations to embrace strong environmental and ethical principles, a diverse and dedicated team, a global customer base, and an inclusive virtual organization.
Now we are hard at work making Runbox 7 the fastest webmail app on the planet. In a world that is experiencing several global crises simultaneously we are increasingly focusing on features that facilitate global interconnectedness, telecommuting, and remote work by making our service more people and activity centric.
In an uncertain future one thing is for sure: Runbox will reinforce our mission to help people communicate better, more efficiently, and in a more organized way.
To demonstrate this we celebrate our 20th anniversary by doubling the subscription time on all Runbox products and renewals free of charge through October.
This means that when you purchase a subscription or add-on you get 2 years for the price of 1 year!
Proceed to our Product page right away to take advantage of this offer.
Thank you to all the customers who have supported us through the years — here’s to the next 20!
- The additional subscription time will be applied automatically upon subscribing.
- All initial subscriptions come with a full 60-day money back guarantee.
- Hosted domains and other third party purchases are exempt.