Runbox Celebrates 20 Years with 2 Years for the price of 1 through October 2020

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 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.

17 thoughts on “Runbox Celebrates 20 Years with 2 Years for the price of 1 through October 2020”

      1. It looks like renewals have to be purchased one at a time right? So Just do multiple transactions? Or am I missing something?

          1. When I go there the “Quantity” column is set to 1 and can’t be changed. When I hit “Renew” under the “Renew now” column it states “Added to shopping cart”… No way on that page to hit more.

            When I go to shopping cart page ( the “Quantity” column is set to 1 and can’t be changed. The only option is “Remove”. Or checking out.

            I did the first two renewals by just going through the above twice and checking out twice. Figured that probably costs you more from a processing fee point of view and I wanted to see if you could talk me through multiple at one time.

            If I/we can’t figure it out, I’ll just do what I did before the offer expires… But I’d just as soon see if I missed something. Thanks

          2. Hmmm, just to be clear: I want to renew each account 3 times with this. Not three accounts at the same time.

            As the OP Fred said: “renew for 10 years for the price of 5”

          3. Well, I set an alarm to renew the way I did before, just so I don’t forget… That way if I don’t see a reply I don’t lose out.

  1. I have Medium 3 years plan. If I renew, will I get 6 years instead of three?

    What about subscribe to a new Medium 3 years plan and pay within 24 hour? How many years will I get? 4 years or 8 years?

    1. Yes, purchasing the Medium 3-year plan through October will give you 6 years’ subscription time.

      The 24-hour offer for new subscribers is replaced with this 20th Anniversary offer during October.

  2. Well done for your effort along the last 20 years, and for providing us with an excellent and unparalleled service!

  3. Excellent service, you folks rock! I was temped to renew 10 times but being in my 60’s and with Covid-19 lurking out there I might not last that long so I didn’t push my luck. Why tempt fate?

  4. Congratulations!

    We’ve been with you for quite awhile… Though the “Active from” only shows from 2010, I think that was last time we changed our account packages.

    In any case, here’s to another 20 years of great email service… Or at least 10+ since that’s my plan on how many I’m renewing for 🙂

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