Putting IT to the service of Ecology.
Ecomail's purpose is to offer an email service to raise funds to invest in a total transparency in various projects for the environment. 50% of Ecomail's revenues are used to fund concrete actions in Environment, to make donations to associations and to develop Ecology in France.
50% of Ecomail's receipts are redistributed to associations working in favour of Environment.
3458€ Of funds received
Ecomail interface raises users awareness to IT pollution day after day.
You, and us. More 1011 worldwide users
IT project manager,developper and system administrator. I manage the back office and the development of Ecomail.
Post graduate in environmental studies, I am in charge of the external relations with eco actors and social networks.
We make videos to keep you informed of our progress and different donations and actions.
In a few words : IT serves Ecology
With Ecomail our wish is that IT benefits Ecology and the environment. 50% of the revenues from the services that Ecomail offers are donated to associations working directly in the ground, for the biodiversity, the environnement and nature protection. All this in a total transparency with our users.
IT and Ecology have often nothing to do with each other. IT uses high energy and all our IT tools are extreme polluters. Our wish is to reconcile those two worlds by using the revenues generated by our service to promote Ecology and have a direct impact on our planet and ecosystems. Most of the web companies will praise their ecological values but seriously let's be realistic here! Let's face it Ecology and IT are not compatible. IT uses a phenomenal amount of energy, generates significant heat and uses non recyclable components. One of the solutions to act for the environment via the computing tool is to use the service of Ecomail who will reinvest the revenues generated into ecological projects. There is also others services such as Ecosia who reinvest their business revenues to plant trees.
Yes ! We are very happy to have succeeded 3100€ to make donations to organisations acting on the ground. Our first two donations were made to Sea Sheperd and Ferus.
It costs 12 euros all tax inclusive, per year. 2 euros are paid back to the State for V.A.T. 5 euros are donated to associations being committed to the environment and 5€ are used to pay the operating costs, operation of the IT system, back office, computers and energy...
The servers that are required for Ecomail operating activities are hosted by the company Online.net (ILLIAD) in a french datacenter (Paris), using 100% renewable energy. We do have currently 3 machines : 1 main server, 1 backup server which is synchronized to the main one, and 1 backup server.
We try to act on very different points. Our main action is to support financially, via the donations, different associations acting on the ground. Then, we do also try on a daily basis to make our users aware of IT pollution. We have for that, created a unique web interface that alerts the user when storing too many emails. The user is invited to sort its inbox out and keep what is essentially needed. Our objective is to inform our users that for every mail stored on computer it induces pollution. In the future, we would like to fund a Ecomail hive and why not, others initiatives around energy, biodiversity and environmental education.
We tell you everything.
We have all an email address so why not take part into environmental projects by using our email inbox? The big email companies make money by exploiting your personal data for advertising purposes, as we offer you to help ecological projects using a reliable service for 12 euros a year only (50% for the environment). In addition to support projects for the environment, you have an email box which is 100% reliable all year round. This is how we see things : \ It is better to use my email box every day helping to support positive actions for the environment that helping big IT companies getting even richer.\ »
At Ecomail, we do not sell your personal data. The information that are requested for registration are only used according to the law. We do not communicate your data to third parties. We only have to transmit your data in the case of a judicial requisition aiming to check a specific email box (as any services in France, by the way).
Of course, if you do already appreciate ecological values, you needn't wait for us to make good actions (donations to organizations,climate change actions…). Using Ecomail Inbox will allow you in return to act in favor of the environment!
Ecomail inboxes have 5GB of disk space. They are hosted on Cloud servers in France with hard drives allowing that your email inbox is highly available. You can send and receive attachments with 50 mo max available.
We use webmail Open Source Roundcube. On the top of this, we have added an other interface "Made in Ecomail" with different community functionalities. Our wish is to create an Ecomail community and above all to be transparent with you. You can find on the interface stats and accounts. All the revenues that Ecomail makes is stated as well as expenses and funds donated.
We make sure that we are transparent at all times. This means that we inform our users in real time about the revenues that we generate. Every action that we make is described on the \ Our actions\ of the site, and sometimes we make video which can also be posted on Youtube and WeTube (the latter is an interesting concept which can be used to reduce the ecological footprint of a video). We send also an information letter for every action that we make. And at last, we can bring proof of the donations that we make if it is asked and if what has been published on the site is not sufficient enough.