We have recently upgraded Runbox 7 with a new message list action menu. Per popular request from our customers we have now implemented a new menu that is always shown above the message list, instead of as a popup menu shown only when messages are selected:
We have also upgraded the HTML editor in Compose and added font selections so that you can change the font face when writing messages.
And if you search for email often (like us) you will be happy to know that searches now support date ranges. Here are a few examples of date searches that you can use either directly in the basic search field or via the advanced search pane:
date:2023 All messages in 2023
date:202310 All messages in October 2023
date:20231001 All messages on October 1, 2023
date:2022..2023 All messages from 2022 to (and including) 2023
date:20231001..202311 All messages from October 1, 2023 to (and including) November 2023
Runbox was recently informed via our Internet Service Provider that a global botnet (robotnetwork) consisting of hundreds of thousands of computers has been disrupted by the FBI.
In a coordinated operation taking place on August 29 in the US and several European countries, the malware (malicious software) known as Qakbot was removed from a large number of infected computers around the world.
What is Qaknet?
Since 2008, Qakbot had spread to victim computers mainly through spam email messages that contained malicious attachments or links. The infected computers effectively comprised a multinational infrastructure that cybercriminals utilized to commit ransomware, financial fraud, and other criminal activities.
In recent years the Qaknet botnet grew rapidly and some estimates state that it was related to around 25% of malware websites and responsible for extorting their victims through ransom payments amounting to tens of millions of dollars over the past couple of years.
Protecting your email account
As a security and privacy conscious email service we welcome this news and congratulate law enforcement on disrupting a vast network of cyber criminals who have victimized individuals and businesses on a large scale for decades.
Qaknet has also impacted some Runbox customers and we are contacting those affected directly via email in order to ensure their accounts are secured.
We strongly recommend that all email users utilize antivirus and antimalware software in addition to the spam and virus filters that are available in your email account. You can find a comparison of such software for various platforms at Wikipedia.
More information about the dismantling of Qaknet can be found here:
This constitutes a major upgrade to the framework and libraries that Runbox 7 is built on, which will facilitate further continuous upgrades and features.
It also includes several bug fixes and improvements, including storing display preferences on the server. This will make the user interface work more consistently across browsers, devices, and sessions and result in a more streamlined experience.
Internal changes (deps): bump ua-parser-js from 0.7.31 to 0.7.33 (75df34d)
Internal changes (deps): bump jszip from 3.7.1 to 3.10.1 (ef32ab1)
Bug fix (drafts): Ensure we only refresh drafts once per folders update (f024af2)
Bug fix (delete): Catch/Prevent more errors by ensuring defaults (5e83f89)
New feature (mailviewer): Display incoming attachment sizes (926ab4b)
Bug fix (compose): More readable attachment file size display (e44fc63)
Visual changes (security): Specify which special characters are allowed in passwords. (#1401) (c575f06)
Internal changes (deps): Update angular2-hotkeys to v13 (85aee64)
Internal changes (deps): Upgrade to angular 12 (11b3aeb)
Internal changes (deps): Update nodejs version for CI (a5cd077)
Here at Runbox we have been hard at work over the past several months making improvements to Runbox 7, our cutting edge webmail app available at https://runbox.com/app.
Our goal is to develop the fastest and most user-friendly email service available, and as we’re winding down a bit for the holidays we take the opportunity to tell you all about the many bug fixes and other improvements we have made based on feedback from you, our customers.
The most noticeable change is that we have decreased the font sizes slightly, which allows a much more efficient use of the available space in your browser:
Based on your feedback we have fixed a large number of issues that makes the Runbox 7 app more streamlined in everyday use. Through a series of Quality Milestones and a thorough review of Runbox 7 feedback along with diverse support requests we have made over 70 improvements to:
The overall performance and reliability of the app
Folder and message list displays
Compose and the Draft Desk, including attachment handling
Message view including the display of HTML and images
Settings including Identities and Account Security
After this period dedicated to improving the quality of existing functionality in Runbox 7 we are gearing up to continue implementing the Runbox 7 Roadmap in 2023, so stay tuned for new features and improvements coming your way in 2023!