123-reg partners with Open-Xchange to benefit over 500,000 business e-mail users
9th April 2012: In a move set to revolutionise the way its customers use webmail and manage personal and business email online, the UK’s number one domain registrar, 123-reg, has today announced an innovative partnership with Open-Xchange, the leading supplier of SaaS based business-class email for cloud providers.
The partnership is set to benefit 123-reg’s 500,000+ professional and business clients by consolidating its existing webmail solutions, such as @mail, Horde and Squirrel mail and replacing them with AJAX-based Open-Xchange webmail. The product is not only the most powerful email service available on the market, but includes integrated email, calendar and contact management features as well as more advanced collaboration functionality for small businesses and mobile synchronisation upgrades.
Thomas Vollrath, CEO of 123-reg commented: “We believe Open-Xchange is a market leader and the ideal partner for us to start offering Cloud applications. Its software integrates well with our existing hosting infrastructure and allows us to offer new premium features to our customers, including amalgamation of all contacts and integration of message feeds from a number of platforms. Its ‘in-app’ upsell concept also makes it a more compelling offering for business users. ”
“Communication and collaboration are leading the way for the adoption of Cloud applications within SOHOs (small office and home office) and SMEs (small – and medium-size businesses),” said Rafael Laguna, CEO of Open-Xchange. “As email and shared webhosting become a commodity, communication services and business applications based on Open-Xchange provide a great opportunity to offer customers value-added services.”
Open-Xchange integrates easily into existing infrastructures without the need to install software and can be accessed from any internet connection and through all common browsers including Firefox and Google Chrome. Personalised to the user’s domain name, it has advanced groupware features such as information management and document sharing, along with cutting-edge social network integration. The Open-Xchange mobility capability can also be added so they can receive push e-mail, while synchronising contacts, calendars and other information straight to their smartphones.
Users can also benefit from the “Social OX” features, which allow any existing webmail accounts to be consolidated into a folder within Open-Xchange for easy management. Contact details from social network platforms such as Facebook and LinkedIn, can be automatically added to the Open-Xchange address book and users can also merge their calendar and address books from Google for ease of use. Additionally, all Facebook and Twitter messaging feeds can be integrated so they can be viewed in one place. Ultimately, Open-Xchange offers a superior, easy-to -use webmail service which helps users become better organised.
The 123-mail service is available from as little as 99p a month. For further information please visit
123-reg is the UK’s leading domain registrar, registering every third .uk domain. It is a market leader in domain name registration (3 million domains in the UK) and web hosting solutions. With unrivalled industry expertise, it is able to offer high-quality, technically-advanced yet cost-effective products to its large contingent of customers. 123-reg is part of the Host Europe Group, the largest privately-owned hosting company in Europe, and a Sunday Times Deloitte Buyout Track 100 company. The Group also includes Webfusion, Heart Internet, Host Europe, dynamic-net AG and RedCoruna, each making every step of setting up online as easy as 1, 2, 3.