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Nov 11, 2021

New Dark Mode and Message Encryption for the ICDSoft Roundcube Webmail

We have some good news for our current and future webmail users - Roundcube Webmail has been upgraded to the new, recently-released version 1.5 on all servers. We have also upgraded the PHP environment used for our Roundcube Webmail, and it now runs on the latest PHP branch (PHP 8).

Along with the bug fixes and optimizations a new software version brings, there are also two major new features which we hope will be useful to many of you. Let's take a quick look at each one of them:

  • Dark mode

Many people prefer to use dark mode wherever possible. Now this option comes to Roundcube Webmail as well. If you are using the default theme (Elastic), you can easily switch between Dark and Light mode with a single click via the corresponding button in the left pane.

A quick reminder that the Elastic theme is responsive, which means that it will look great on any device, no matter whether you use dark or light mode.

  • End-to-end encryption

For all the security-minded people out there, you now have the option to send and receive encrypted messages. The end-to-end encryption is powered by the Mailvelope browser extension. Detailed instructions on how to set up and use Mailvelope can be found in the following article from our documentation:

Sending and reading encrypted messages via Roundcube Webmail