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Dark_Eyes_

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@M66B I know there is a moratorium on new features, but what do you think about ordering the categories we created? How would you go about doing it if you don't want to add it officially, so I can give it a try on my own builds? Adding a new table just for categories seems a bit overkill to me, do you think adding a categoryOrder column on the Accounts table would work?
 

M66B

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@M66B I know there is a moratorium on new features, but what do you think about ordering the categories we created? How would you go about doing it if you don't want to add it officially, so I can give it a try on my own builds? Adding a new table just for categories seems a bit overkill to me, do you think adding a categoryOrder column on the Accounts table would work?
Why not simply prefix the category names with 1, 2, 3, etc?

You could add something similar to account or folder ordering, but implementing this won't be trivial.
 

Dark_Eyes_

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Why not simply prefix the category names with 1, 2, 3, etc?

You could add something similar to account or folder ordering, but implementing this won't be trivial.
I thought about the prefixes, but I would prefer being able to order them like accounts and folders. I'll give it a try just for the fun of it. Thanks!
 

cklassen

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Hello @M66B , when I recieve an encrypted mail and decrypt it with FairEmail, I get the message, that the mail isn't signed (see the attached screenshot). But when the mail is decrypted there is an icon left of the lock icon and when I tap on it, a message appears that the signature is valid. So the first message seems to be incorrect. I used version 1.1782.
 

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M66B

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Hello @M66B , when I recieve an encrypted mail and decrypt it with FairEmail, I get the message, that the mail isn't signed (see the attached screenshot). But when the mail is decrypted there is an icon left of the lock icon and when I tap on it, a message appears that the signature is valid. So the first message seems to be incorrect. I used version 1.1782.
Can you please contact me via here for a test version?

 
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cklassen

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Hello @M66B , when I recieve an encrypted mail and decrypt it with FairEmail, I get the message, that the mail isn't signed (see the attached screenshot). But when the mail is decrypted there is an icon left of the lock icon and when I tap on it, a message appears that the signature is valid. So the first message seems to be incorrect. I used version 1.1782.
After contacting Marcel, he sent me a test version, where the issue is fixed. I tested it and the wrong message doesn't appear anymore. The fix will be included in the next release. Thanks Marcel!
 

M66B

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After contacting Marcel, he sent me a test version, where the issue is fixed. I tested it and the wrong message doesn't appear anymore. The fix will be included in the next release. Thanks Marcel!
The issue was that the signature is embedded in the encrypted message. For example old Outlook versions use this method, but the standard nowadays is to sign and encrypt in one go. The change is to check if there is a signature in the decrypted message and to suppress the notice in this case:

 

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@M66B , in the composing window there are three icons (see attached screenshot). Two of them are tap-able, one doesn't have a function. I would recommend to remove that one (red on the screenshot), because like it is now, it is not consistent. Although they have the same style, they don't have the same function. Additionally, when you remove it, there is one element less in the window and every UI element that isn't there means less mental work for users.
 

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M66B

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@M66B , in the composing window there are three icons (see attached screenshot). Two of them are tap-able, one doesn't have a function. I would recommend to remove that one (red on the screenshot), because like it is now, it is not consistent. Although they have the same style, they don't have the same function. Additionally, when you remove it, there is one element less in the window and every UI element that isn't there means less mental work for users.
Although I prefer minimalism, the icon is a hint about what the input field is about. The CC and BCC fields have a different icon. There is a hint text too, so I will give this some thought anyway.
 

cklassen

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Although I prefer minimalism, the icon is a hint about what the input field is about. The CC and BCC fields have a different icon. There is a hint text too, so I will give this some thought anyway.
I saw that they have different icons. But the style is the same. They all have no borders, they have the same colors etc. and that let's users think, they are all tap-able or not tap-able. But users wouldn't think that they have different functions. If you choose to keep the icon for the To-field, I would recommend to redesign the To-icon or the other ones.

And when you give a hint for the To-field, it would be more consistent to add icons as hints for the subject and the sending address, too. But then you would have some more elements in the UI.

As I said, I would at least create a greater difference between the To-icon and the ones on the right side. One simple adjustment could be to edit the icons on the right so they look like the icons in the media bar at the bottom.
 

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Is it possible to hide these buttons at the bottom of an email?
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I never use them but find myself accidentally clicking them frequently.
 

M66B

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I saw that they have different icons. But the style is the same. They all have no borders, they have the same colors etc. and that let's users think, they are all tap-able or not tap-able. But users wouldn't think that they have different functions. If you choose to keep the icon for the To-field, I would recommend to redesign the To-icon or the other ones.

And when you give a hint for the To-field, it would be more consistent to add icons as hints for the subject and the sending address, too. But then you would have some more elements in the UI.

As I said, I would at least create a greater difference between the To-icon and the ones on the right side. One simple adjustment could be to edit the icons on the right so they look like the icons in the media bar at the bottom.
I will see what I can do.
 
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M66B

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@cklassen how about using the accent color for the buttons at the end of the fields?

This won't change much for existing users (too many people hate change), but still improve things.

If you wish you can contact me for a test version with this to see how it looks like.
 

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    Version 1.1816 is available on GitHub now and in the Play store test program after Google's approval.

    Changelog/download:
    https://github.com/M66B/FairEmail/releases
    3
    I would like to receive some messages (from mailing lists) without getting the notification sounds. I've tried making a rule for this (as per: https://github.com/M66B/FairEmail/blob/master/FAQ.md#user-content-faq145) but it does not let me choose the "no sound" option.

    Is there other way to achieve this?
    I probably would have tried the 'Suppress notifications' action.
    3
    The new requirements for new features and options will be followed strictly, which is a consequence of several very rude messages (not reviews) I received today.

    The app will be maintained and supported and reported bugs will be fixed, but beyond that you shouldn't expect too much. The app is already very complete and stable, so that shouldn't be any problem. If you really need some new exotic feature, you can always decide to pay for my time.
    3
    Also, I am going to add a new button to the main setup screen "Delete all accounts" and there won't be a any confirmation. This is because of 1 star ratings because it isn't easy to delete an account. WTF. People are insane.
    3
    Thanks, but that was not how today felt unfortunately.
    It's exactly because of that
    - you're a top dev/ingénieur/désigner/entrepreneur -
    that those people sent that.

    Your work is to far beyond their reach
    Basic users are frustrated because despite FE is so recognized but they've unable to understand / use it properly - because it need a few neurones at least more than for those bullshit fancy app based on data usage massive robbing.

    Others email devs/compagnies could be jealous of quality or just like to cut the user base loss that avoid them to make money (email app, marketing, communication, etc companies).

    Do you even wonder how much unethical companies your excellent work could anger by allow us, your users base, to upgrade our privacy without all their 'dark pattern' or spy process, whose process which certainly were sold at an insolent price.

    Ok, we're are far not enough compared the millions sheep users out there, but they also know that every possible options that not in their 'mindset' need to be 'kill' in the egg asap.

    Adding your personality which is human, dedicated, ethic, but sensitive to criticism - they could find a path to reach you and down your involvement.

    As said, FE is top quality, you could stop add new features for long time, it will still above the others (of course with bug fix to avoid any unwanted behavior).

    If that company which offer you a interesting project opportunity is really want 'the Marcel', just ask :
    more money
    more liberty (in respect of any NDA)
    side advantage like free paid time for you own private project

    You'll see how far a company will go if they're motivated.

    Ones will always surprised each time he asked for things he did not allow himself to think of - impostor syndrome - and the company will complied with smile.

    Take some time
    Take some rest
    Project yourself
    🤘🏽🧘🏽
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    Version 1.1802 is available on GitHub now and in the Play store test program after Google's approval.

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

    @Mercified_rahul
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    Version 1.1794 1.1795 1.1796 is available on GitHub now and in the Play store test program after Google's approval.

    Changelog/downlaod:
    https://github.com/M66B/FairEmail/releases
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    Version 1.1813 Epidexipteryx is available on GitHub now.

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

    Downloading attachments on demand (by tapping on it) will work again.
    16
    Version 1.1808 is available on GitHub now and in the Play store test program after Google's approval.

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

    There is a new share button above the mini gallery to share all images. Not all gallery / image viewer apps can accept this type of share. I like to hear for which image apps this works.

    This is a release candidate for the next public Play store version.

    Please report any problem you discover.

    Edit: @heinhuiz the legend will be fixed in the next release:

    https://github.com/M66B/FairEmail/commit/6420b6ee254027af6ed3c882c5ef5645e530cce8

    I am not feeling optimal today due to a booster vaccination.
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    Version 1.1804 is available on GitHub now.

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

    The main change is that there is a new option to check if a message was securely transported by all email servers. If this check is enabled and if this could be checked (not all servers insert the right headers/info), the authentication shield will be green (without this option enabled the shield will be green if DKIM/SPF/DMARC are okay).

    The secure transport check can be enabled in the receive settings. To enable the shield, the option "Show authentication status indicator" in the display settings should be enabled.

    Edit: existing messages will not be updated, so either 'resync' a single message or delete local messages and synchronize again by long pressing on a folder.
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    FairEmail
    Open source, privacy friendly email app for Android

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    See here for a description:
    https://github.com/M66B/open-source-email/

    Downloads:
    https://github.com/M66B/open-source-email#user-content-downloads

    See this XDA article for some screenshots:
    https://www.xda-developers.com/fairemail-open-source-privacy-friendly-email/

    See here for more screenshots:
    https://email.faircode.eu/#screenshots

    Frequently asked questions:
    https://github.com/M66B/open-source-email/blob/master/FAQ.md

    This XDA thread is about using the latest version of FairEmail.

    For support on authorizing an account you should consult the documentation of your provider, see also here.

    Off topic comments are allowed as long they are related to FairEmail and are in the general interest of the followers of this thread.

    Discussion of purchases is not allowed here, please contact me via here instead.


    XDA:DevDB Information
    FairEmail, App for all devices (see above for details)

    Contributors
    M66B
    Source Code: https://github.com/M66B/open-source-email/


    Version Information
    Status:
    Stable

    Created 2018-08-02
    Last Updated 2020-11-18
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    It is time for a new, modern, open source, privacy friendly email client for Android.

    I have just released a first alpha version for feedback on the design and features.

    Not for production use yet!

    Most of the stuff basically works, but be prepared for crashes and error notifications.


    Safe email is a working name, but it is for several reasons not a convenient name, so suggestions for a name are welcome.
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    I have just released alpha version 0.15

    Changelog/download:
    https://github.com/M66B/open-source-email/releases

    With a bit of luck the next version can be a beta version.

    I am putting a lot of effort into this project, so thanks are appreciated.
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    I have just released alpha version 0.10

    Changelog/download:
    https://github.com/M66B/open-source-email/releases

    I have put many hours into developing and debugging this release, so thanks are appreciated.

    This version is still not suitable for production, but all basic functions are present now. The goal is now to stabilize this version into a first beta release, so please let me hear what problems you have.

    Edit: due to database changes you'll need to setup your accounts/identities again.
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    I have just released beta version 1.745

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

    The changelog might seem uninteresting, but in fact displaying messages has been rewritten to introduce inline displaying of original messages. I spent about two days developing and testing this, so at least a "thanks" will be appreciated.

    Some background: normally the web view cannot be used in a scrolling list (of messages in a conversation) and although there exist several workarounds for this, none were satisfactory. However, I had a completely novel idea (as far as I know) about how to approach this without the usual edge cases (hopefully) !

    To do: investigate if using a dark background is feasible (setting the background dark is simple, but the challenge is to modify the message so that everything is still readable). I will consider to add an option to always display original messages.

    Please report any problem you discover, so it can be fixed.