SOGo: A Free open-source enterprise-grade Webmail and Groupware Server for teams

SOGo: A Free open-source 
 enterprise-grade Webmail and Groupware Server for teams
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SOGo is an open-source groupware and IMAP/ SMTP webmail client for teams and enterprise.

The interface design follows Material design system which gives it a pro look and makes it more comfortable and productive for every-day use. It is responsive, reactive and real-time interface with full drag-and-drop, full-screen view, no-distraction mode with touch-screen support.

SOGo provides a rich AJAX-based Web interface and supports multiple native clients through the use of standard protocols such as CalDAV, CardDAV and GroupDAV, as well as Microsoft ActiveSync. (src)

SOGo integration

SOGo offers a professional integration for enterprise and professional desktop mail clients primarily for Mozilla Thunderbird and Microsoft Outlook.

SOGo also supports other native clients such as Apple Calendar, Apple Contacts, Microsoft Outlook and any CalDAV and CardDAV client. (src: SOGo)

How to get and run SOGo Groupware?

SOGo is available for download in three forms:

  1. The Backend core server
  2. Front-end: AJAX-based Web Interface
  3. Front-end for Thunderbird and Mobile
  4. The ZEG (Zero Effort Groupware) which is the whole suite packed together with simple fast install wizard.

Is SOGo groupware is for you?

We highly recommend SOGo for teams and communities as it proven and battle-tested at many enterprise environments in the past years.

Furthermore, SOGo groupware webmail client does not require an expensive server to run, a $5-$10 droplet from DigitalOcean (affiliate link) will do.


  1. Responsive user-interface (AJAX-based Web interface)
  2. Multiple frontends (Thunderbird, Android and iOS)
  3. Thunderbird extension
  4. Scalable server
  5. Messages inbox
  6. Spam email manager
  7. Microsoft Outlook and ActiveSync integration
  8. Outlook CalDav Synchronizer support
  9. Multi-lingual support (+30 languages translated)
  10. Sharing option
  11. Reminders
  12. Recurring events manager
  13. Email Delegatation
  14. HTML messages
  15. WYSIWYG message editor
  16. Notification
  17. Categories manager
  18. Multiple email account support
  19. Mail filtering
  20. Messages search with filters
  21. Messages Forward and Auto-Reply
  22. Export/Import
  23. Two-factors authentication login
  24. S/MIME support
  25. SSO (Single Sign-on) support
  26. Desktop clients
  27. Mobile clients
  28. CalDAV, CardDAV, IMAP ACL support
  29. Third-party community extensions
  30. Data Caching
  31. Supports all modern browsers

Install SOGo on your server

SOGo groupware backend server application is available for download for RedHat Linux (RHEL 7 and RHEL8), Ubuntu, and Debian Linux.

SOGo developers also offers a neat wizard as an installation helper and SOGo package creator, which offers a user a selection for the Linux distro, SOGo version, environment (Production or Development) with simple credentials input. This creative wizard makes everything ready in seconds.

As we previously mentioned, SOGo can be installed easily on an affordable $5-$10 DigitalOcean (affiliated link) droplet, and that is an ideal solution as DigitalOcean offers all SOGo supported Linux Distros for their droplets.


SOGo application is an open-source solution which released under the GNU GPL/LGPL v2 and above.


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