Runbox AS is a private company providing the e-mail service Runbox Mail Manager (RMM) globally. Runbox was founded in October, 1999 by Hans Lysglimt, and is headquartered in Oslo, Norway. Runbox works closely with, and is partially owned by, Linpro AS.
Runbox quickly had more than 100,000 users sign up for the service. When Runbox started charging their users a subscription fee in September 2001, about 3% of the users chose to pay for the service. Runbox has since then grown as a premium e-mail service and has deployed more than 700,000 e-mail accounts. On the other hand, Runbox does not offer services in some countries, including Romania, due to problems with excessive abuse and fraud. As one of Runbox support staff explained, Runbox doesn't publish the list of countries where they don't offer email services, but this list also contains southeast Asian and (West) African countries.1
The Runbox email service is notably popular among users of the IMAP protocol, because the Runbox IMAP-capable basic plan offers 10 GB of storage, which is significantly larger than the basic plans of many other IMAP providers. As email gains popularity as a means of storing many year's worth of email correspondence, particularly for business records, the larger 10 GB of storage offered by Runbox's IMAP plan is particularly attractive to business users.
Retrieve - Email comes in from sources like universities, businesses, homes or from external file.
Filter - Email can be filtered to an individual, groups of individuals, mobile devices or file.
Access - Email can be accessed by an individual, a mobile phone, a PDA, a desktop computer or a file.
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