OwnCloud Integration
Idea shared by Scarab - June 22, 2015 at 12:30 PM
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Thank you so very much for adding Google Drive, DropBox, and OneDrive integration with Smartermail. I am so grateful that I feel like I am the mouse that got a cookie by proposing that you add OwnCloud integration as well. A lot of Hosting Providers and ISPs run OwnCloud servers and offer accounts to their customers. There is an API for OwnCloud at http://api.owncloud.org/namespaces/OCP.html and shouldn't be much different than integrating the three big Cloud Storage Providers other than requiring a user-defined OwnCloud Server Address field.

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please!!!!
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Just curious is OwnCloud something that is run yourself as a piece of software or is it a service like the others? I could see adding it just looking for more information.
Matt Petty
Software Developer
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
www.smartertools.com
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OwnCloud is a self runned service
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Taking this a step further, how about building / enhancing the drive functionality of SmarterMail so it has built-in capabilities similar to OwnCloud?
 
Then SM would be integrated like Gmail is with Google Drive. In 2015, email is more than just Inbox, Contacts, & Calendar. It needs additional features to compete with Google Apps for Work and Office365.
 
Kevin
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Could you list me some of the highlights, sorry, I have no idea what OwnCloud is. I've only just heard about it. That way I can get an idea for what would need to be done.
Matt Petty
Software Developer
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
www.smartertools.com
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Be glad to write some specs for this. But if you're thinking about enhancements, here are some higher priorities IMO:

Remove trusted senders and just use contacts (8 votes)
http://portal.smartertools.com/community/a87117/replace-trusted-senders-with-contacts.aspx

Remove auto-complete list and just use contacts (8 votes)
http://portal.smartertools.com/community/a744/disable-auto-complete.aspx

Or fix this design flaw with Deleted Items (11 votes)
http://portal.smartertools.com/community/a1088/feature-suggestion-modification-to-auto-clean-process-1.aspx

Thanks,
Kevin
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Yes, as Webio said OwnCloud is an OSS self-run service that is an alternative to cloud-based providers such as DropBox or Google Drive.
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Just my .02 as an ISP that offers Shared/Reseller hosting, 99% of the OwnCloud installs we see on our systems are used for abuse and distribution of malicious or illegal assets
 
Not that it should sway you from considering integration, but as Smartermail is an enterprise product, I'd rather see more enterprise level integrations (Rushfiles comes to mind) first.
 
 
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We host several clients OwnCloud installations for their business use and do not have an issue with abuse with OwnCloud. Any product can be used in an abusive way if not managed properly with monitoring and clearly written terms and conditions. OwnCloud +1
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We do, it is and there are...

Again, my statement wasn't to dissuade but rather state my preference for integration of enterprise solutions above the homebrews...
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YAY OwnCloud ! Self Run. I will NEVER use one of the other guys and give them free unrestricted access to all of my data so they can pimp their advertising at me.

www.HawaiianHope.org - Providing technology services to non profit organizations, homeless shelters, clean and sober houses and prisoner reentry programs. To date we have given away over 1,000 free computers.

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Matt, Owncloud is a really powerful self hosted cloud storage option. 
Some features :
1) Scalable. fire up an owncloud server, add in a few extra hard drives and expand your capacity.
2) Sync what you want. you can syncronize a folder, a few directories, or an entire server.
3) Full Replication (real time ?). You can have 2 or 5 or 10 owncloud servers running anywhere on the internet, and have all of the data fully replicated across those servers. 
 
One of the setups we are looking at :
Client A has 2 locations. each has a fully replicated owncloud server. If one of the sites burns to the ground, the data is fully backed up at all times.  We have clients with 2, 3 and 4 locations.
 
We have 3 tech locations. each location has an owncloud and replicated. In addition, we replicate client A to our servers as well. so Cleint A data actually has 4 real time "backup" sites. Theirs, plus our 3.
 
Another complimentary product is
FreeNas boots and runs from a USB stick. Uses all available hard drives for storage.
 
Owncloud will run on FreeNas.
 

www.HawaiianHope.org - Providing technology services to non profit organizations, homeless shelters, clean and sober houses and prisoner reentry programs. To date we have given away over 1,000 free computers.

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I second this feature request. Would be great to be able to store data on an OwnCloud/NextCloud storage system. It provides integration points for other storage mediums already, so integration with it probably wouldn't be too difficult. 
Kyle Kerst Cameron Solutions LLC www.cameron-solutions.com

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