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3rd December 2019, 09:04 PM |#10841  
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@gc01 Actalis seems to be the only one offering free S/MIME certificates currently, see also here:

https://davidroessli.com/logs/2019/0...cates-in-2019/

After quite some effort, there is now a working S/MIME encryption proof of concept!
It will take some time to make this production ready because FairEmail needs to manage public keys.
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3rd December 2019, 09:07 PM |#10842  
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@gc01 Actalis seems to be the only one offering free S/MIME certificates currently
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After quite some effort, there is now a working S/MIME encryption proof of concept!
It will take some time to make this production ready because FairEmail needs to manage public keys.

Yeh they are the last ones I found as well ... congrats on getting s/mime working ... a good addition to FE for sure.
4th December 2019, 08:55 AM |#10843  
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Somebody contacted me with the problem that FairEmail says that the storage access framework is not present on a OnePlus/OxygenOS when trying to export the settings.

Is there somebody here with a OnePlus willing to check this?
4th December 2019, 09:07 AM |#10844  
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My OnePlus 6T with Oxygen OS 9 works fine.

Sent from my OnePlus6T using XDA Labs
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4th December 2019, 09:31 AM |#10845  
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My OnePlus 6T with Oxygen OS 9 works fine.

Just to be sure: you can export your settings and select attachments?
Is there maybe a setting for this in Oxygen OS?
4th December 2019, 11:34 AM |#10846  
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Just to be sure: you can export your settings and select attachments?

Is there maybe a setting for this in Oxygen OS?

Both worked. I have a OnePlus 5 with OOS 9.0.9.

Never allowed or choosen an option for that.
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4th December 2019, 12:45 PM |#10847  
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Disabling account connections temporarily
Can I have an account enabled without FairEmail trying to connect to the server? I want still to be able to read its messages but the server is not available from some networks I use and that generates annoying errors and delays. Nothing in it is selected for automatic sync so why does the app try to connect even when there are no pending operations? Have I set it up wrong?

If I could tell the app not to try connecting for pending operations, that would be a bonus but I can live with out that.

Great app. I hope it is simply that I have it misconfigured.
4th December 2019, 12:49 PM |#10848  
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Can I have an account enabled without FairEmail trying to connect to the server? I want still to be able to read its messages but the server is not available from some networks I use and that generates annoying errors and delays. Nothing in it is selected for automatic sync so why does the app try to connect even when there are no pending operations? Have I set it up wrong?

If I could tell the app not to try connecting for pending operations, that would be a bonus but I can live with out that.

Great app. I hope it is simply that I have it misconfigured.

FairEmail will always try to connect to the email server for enabled accounts if always sync is enabled in the receive settings, so you'll want to disable this.
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4th December 2019, 02:05 PM |#10849  
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FairEmail will always try to connect to the email server for enabled accounts if always sync is enabled in the receive settings, so you'll want to disable this.

I already had the top toggle switched off but I have now tried setting the next drop down to "Every 8 hours" too. I cannot see a "Never" option. No change. Attempting to "synchronise now" or pull down to refresh a folder on another account still shows connection attempts to all accounts in the log and it seems to wait for the connection attempt to timeout before synchronising the requested folder. Is there something else I could have set wrong? Is there any way to make FairEmail log its reason for connecting to that account?
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I already had the top toggle switched off but I have now tried setting the next drop down to "Every 8 hours" too. I cannot see a "Never" option. No change. Attempting to "synchronise now" or pull down to refresh a folder on another account still shows connection attempts to all accounts in the log and it seems to wait for the connection attempt to timeout before synchronising the requested folder. Is there something else I could have set wrong? Is there any way to make FairEmail log its reason for connecting to that account?

My bad: you should disable receiving with the first switch in the receive settings.

The error should be in the corresponding status bar notification, but you should also be able to find it in the log (via the main navigation/hamburger menu).
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4th December 2019, 02:45 PM |#10851  
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I have just released beta version 1.836

Changelog/download:
https://github.com/M66B/FairEmail/releases

This version adds S/MIME encryption.

S/MIME sign/encrypt needs your private key for signing and the public key of the recipient for encryption. The private key for signing is securely being stored in the Android key store and can be imported using the advanced Android security settings (there is a shortcut in FairEmail's privacy settings). The public key of the recipient can be stored in FairEmail's database after checking the S/MIME signature of the recipient (the easiest way) or be imported into FairEmail's database on sending the message (the key needs to be stored a PEM file, see the FAQ about how you can extract this file from a S/MIME certificate).

On sending a S/MIME signed/encrypted message, FairEmail will first ask which private key to use to sign the message and after that ask which public key to use to encrypt the message. All public keys will be shown with the most likely one's in bold at the top of the list.

I will later update the FAQ with information about how to use S/MIME.

Please report any problem, so it can be fixed.
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