There are Thunderbird add-ons you can use that utilize existing cloud accounts to integrate cloud functionality such as calendars and file attachment storage into your mail client.
Since add-ons often evolve quite quickly, we don’t want to give step-by-step instructions for individual add-ons here, but instead describe in general how you can use such extensions.
How to get it
To install add-ons, go to Tools Add-ons and use the search bar on the top.
Once you have the listed results you can click on the green
You can use the following information to connect yourcloud account to add-ons or other applications:
|Username||m_yourname (same as e-mail account username)|
|Password||supersecurepass (same as e-mail account password)|
|App token (instead of password)||you can create an app token in your security settings: cloud.servus.at/settings/user/security|
Once you have your account connected, follow the instructions of the specific add-on you have installed.
For example, if you often send large file attachments via e-mail, it can be helpful to upload them to your cloud instead of sending them as e-mail attachments and send a link to the file via e-mail. You could do this manually, but it is cumbersome. With the help of an add-on, you can automate this procedure and specify the file size from which attachments are to be uploaded to the cloud.
If all e-mails have been deleted by mistake, a simple e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org is sufficient and we will restore your mail account.
By default every user is given 10 GB space. Of course if you really are in need of it on a regular basis, we will gladly raise the limit!
But please note that normally we kindly ask our members to reconsider how critical all the data they would like to keep on cloud is, before asking for an expansion. Also if it’s really necessary for their daily use for collaboration and important data.
As for the time being cloud.servus.at is not intended to be a data-storage solution for large archives, but rather for important documents and collaboration focused content for day-to-day workloads.
Even though we would love to offer unlimited storage to all our members, because of the limitations we have within the data center, it is not a sustainable or a realistic scenario for what we can currently offer.
You can drop an e-mail to email@example.com and request an increase if necessary.
Sure, you can also communicate encrypted in the cloud webmail. For this you need the browser extension Mailvelope. Mailvelope is available for Firefox, Chrome (also for Vivaldi) and Edge. Besides the key management you have to make sure to add to the preconfigured e-mail providers. To send an encrypted reply, you don’t click on the blue “Reply” button at the very bottom as usual, but there is a transparent button in the middle of the message that triggers a pop-up window to send an encrypted or signed message.
No, we did not enable server-side encryption. And this is for three main reasons:
- It was still in an experimental phase until very recently.
- It requires more server-side processing power.
- It is possible for you to make use of end-to-end encryption using the new versions of the clients.
This way we can make sure that for the average user there is no extra layer of complexity. And in case of a recovery from a disaster scenario, there aren’t additional potential issues.
For users who require encryption because of sensitive information: we are currently testing out the new production ready end-to-end encryption feature. Once it is enabled we will update the documentation on how to set it up.
In the meantime you can use a solution like VeraCrypt in order to encrypt folders and only decrypt them locally on your device while only synchronizing encrypted data.
Yes, you can connect to the cloud service via WebDav in your file browser.
Server: cloud.servus.at Type: SecureWebDAV(HTTPS) Folder or path: /remote.php/webdav/ User details: Username: m_name Password: The password you use to retrieve your mail.
Or on the other hand you can install desktop clients that automatically synchronize a folder in your file system with Nextcloud. See https://nextcloud.com/install/#install-clients.
Yes. You must provide a folder with the appropriate sharing rights and send the link to the specific person or group. Read more here.
Probably your file is too big. If you are uploading via the web interface files must not be larger than 512 MB. Otherwise you can use the desktop client, which does not have any upload limits. To avoid errors while uploading, we also recommend using the desktop client when dealing with many or large files.
Multiple files are downloaded from the Mac OSX and Windows (older than Windows 7) it can happen that these .zip files are not recognized correctly and cannot be unpacked. Only additional programs like 7-Zip can help. For OSX there is also keka which uses 7-Zip as a basis.cloud in archive form as .zip (top right download button). Under