The e-mail provider mailbox.org of the Berlin company Heinlein Support GmbH is to provide business e-mail inboxes for Berlin teachers in the future. Teachers can also use other services such as calendar, address book, task management, Office Suite, file storage and video conferencing.
Moving away from private e-mail inboxes
According to a decision by the Berlin Senate Department for Education, Youth and Family (SenBJF), Berlin teachers are no longer to use their private email addresses for school communication. According to the SenBJF press release, mailbox.org was chosen as the service provider because it “fulfills the necessary requirements in terms of data security, encryption technology and user-friendliness”.
How data protection-compliant communication can be implemented in schools in times of Corona is currently the subject of many debates. For example, the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Culture’s plan to use commercial solutions such as Microsoft Office 365 is very controversial.
Mailbox.org also for private users
The fee-based e-mail provider mailbox.org also offers its services to private individuals and advertises it to be secure, anonymous and free of advertising. In addition to office functions and cloud storage, the company also offers confidential video meetings.