Say hello to the new face of Roundcube

We’re very happy to give you a first preview of the all new skin for Roundcube webmail. It was created by FLINT, the very talented graphic designer who already designed our website. He worked hundreds of hours for free just to make Roundcube the best-looking webmail software on the planet. And the results are overwhelming: the design is very stylish and modern while remaining clear and functional and it makes our current default skin look like Squirrelmail ;-)

The all new mail view of Roundcube

See all the drafts at our Flickr page.

The fake contents of the screens are in German and they include some features which are not yet implemented but it’s nice to have an idea of the future.

83 thoughts on “Say hello to the new face of Roundcube

  1. J Mo says:

    Looks awesome!! When can I get my hands on the new skin!?!? Thanks for all the hard work! Roundcube is the best webmail client by far!

  2. Somecallmemike says:

    That is absolutely beautiful! A couple questions, will version 0.7 of Roundcube support a built in calendar as is shown in this screen shot? Also when do you expect this version/theme will be released? Very excited for this, and thanks for your excellent work.

    • Thomas says:

      There already is a calendar plugin available for Roundcube and yes, we’ll most likely integrate it one day as a fixed part of the package. There’s no exact roadmap for the new skin. What you see are first drafts and it’ll take some months to finish and implement this new and rather complex UI.

      • kinetachien says:

        Oh PLEASE! That would be awesome. I’ve been trying for years to get that calendar plugin to work and have never been able to. Integrated calendar would be BRILLIANT!.

      • kinetachien says:

        Oh YES please! I’ve been trying to get that calendar plugin to work for years and never managed. An integrated calendar would be BRILLIANT!

  3. Robert MAroon says:

    Awesome. But please, please, please, move the “send” button in a prominent position, as it is now I literally have to scan the screen to find it (I am always tempted to press the green “back arrow on the toolbar).

  4. Hello to all … I would like to take off a question about RoundCube. Well, how do I send an email to all my contacts at once like in gmail webmail for example? Why not facilitate this option for all who use RoundCube? I believe that such improvements would be welcome to us all. Hugs and awaiting solutions like this. Thank you.

  5. Somecallmemike says:

    I hate to keep bugging, but what is the latest update on integrating this skin with Roundcube? From what I read it will not be released with 0.7, can we expect to see this with later versions, or is there a date in mind for release? We’re all very excited to start using this skin, it’s so beautiful!

    • Thomas says:

      The screens you can see here are plain Photoshop files and it takes some time to turn them into a functional Roundcube skin. But we’re working on it and you can expect the new skin to be available approximately in February 2012.

      • Soryanmc says:

        That would be so cool i’m looking forward to it.
        This is the best design for webmail client i ever seen!

      • iDon says:

        Thank you for the news. Good job and God bless you all for making the best product on the planet

  6. Black Reaper says:

    I just wanna to say one word to you and the developers behind you : AWESOME!!!
    It’s just porn. Great Work.

  7. Sam says:

    I just wanted to say how clean the UI is and look well laid out.

    You shouldn’t have dangled such an enticing carrot so many months out !!!!!

  8. Looks great, but will it be optional – with the current being the default? That might save some calls to customerservice for providers of e-mail services ;)

    • Thomas says:

      The new design will definitely become the default skin in future versions but the old one will remain in the distribution for a while. It’s the provider’s responsibility to prepare their users for the switch in order to keep support calls at a minimum level.

  9. Paul A says:

    love the proposed design. Can I please request that the double-click behaviour for opening messages takes into account users on tablets who don’t have double click abilities? Would be nice if it were able to detect if android/iWhatever and amend its bhaviour accordingly.
    Look forward to seeing progress on the new skin. Thanks for your continued efforts – outstanding work. Best regards, Paul A.

  10. I have been using Afterlogic semi-successfully and have stumbled upon Roundcube here and am very excited to switch to this platform. Much less monster-like code and very fast compared to AL.

    When do you suppose the new skin will be out? That’s the tasty icing on the cake. I saw above that Feb was mentioned but also not until after .7 and the roadmap shows 50%-ish completion to the next release..

    A little light / update in that regard would be great!

    Thanks! Glad to come aboard ^_^

  11. Stephan says:

    In version 0.5.x, the German “Umlauts” (special characters) in the address lines are replaced by codes when opening an unsent email.

    In version 0.7.x, additionally, the real mailbox name is displayed in the window title bar (e.g. “sent”), and not the names in the appropriate language (e.g. “Gesendet”).
    And – when you open an email (a draft or a copy of another email as new), the entries in the CC and BCC fields are being deleted.

    I think that Roundcube is a very good webmailer, but I also think there should be taken more care to avoid adding new errors to existing functions. At the moment, I am thinking about going back to version 0.3.x, as this version required least work (within 0.3.x, 0.5.x, 0.7.x) to send a correct email without missing or corrupted recipient data.

  12. Ex-Roundcube-user says:

    What does not work:
    – German “Umlauts” (special characters) in the address lines
    – the real mailbox name (always in English!) is displayed in the window title bar
    – the entries in the CC and BCC fields are being deleted.
    And if this comment will be deleted again, I will stop recommending Roundcube at once!

    • Thomas says:

      These things all work in the latest version. There must be some configuration or environment error causing the problems you’re describing. However, to get support or repport bugs, please visit

      BTW: comments are not deleted but moderated which sometimes can take some time.

    • Thomas says:

      It does in my IE 8 and 9 on Win 7. You have to be slightly more concrete if you expect any help or improvements.

      • Robert watton says:

        our sytem works fine mozzilla and safari but not in eplorer, we are running 0.7, when you are logged in the layout is all over the place in explorer 8 and 9 . any reasson to why this is happening

      • Thomas says:

        Roundcube has successfully been tested with IE6-9. There must be some specialty with your environment.

        However, this article is about the new skin released in 0.8-beta and this blog isn’t the right place to ask for support anyways. Please see to find out how to get help and how to report bugs.

  13. Hi there! Could you please give me some advices for saving my new password on roundcube webmail?
    I’ve got the error message ” couldn’t save new password”

    i updated this line
    $rcmail_config[‘password_ldap_encodage’] = “md5crypt”;

    but its not working

    Please help me. Thanks.

    • Thomas says:

      No it won’t. Skins deployed with the core package are tied to the version they’re shipped with. Why the heck don’t you wanna upgrade?

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