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[APP][5.0+] FairEmail - Fully featured, open source, privacy oriented email app

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topcaser

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I like to see a screenshot of the error message.
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Version 1.1783 is available on GitHub now.

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

Besides a series of small improvements and minor bug fixes two new display options were added:
  • An option for a double width color stripe
  • An option to change the unread shadow color from the accent color to the selected highlight color

Hi Marcel,

Just to share:

I'm not sure if the template is manually or automatically build from your pushed release,
But the last GitHub release notification link (at bottom of the mail notif) received by email lead to a 404 error.



From this email
1.1783 Caudipteryx
Repository: M66B/FairEmail · Tag: 1,1783 · Commit: 47d1e19 · Released by: M66B

Changelog: https://github.com/M66B/FairEmail/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md

All changes: https://github.com/M66B/FairEmail/compare/1.1782...1.1783?w=1


Feedback, thanks, donations, and purchases are appreciated.


You might need to expand the Assets section below to download the APK file, which can be installed as an update.

Möglicherweise müssen Sie den nun folgenden Abschnitt Assets aufklappen, um die APK-Datei herunterzuladen, die dann als Update installiert werden kann.


This release has 3 assets:

FairEmail-v1.1783a-github-release.apk
Source code (zip)
Source code (tar.gz)
Visit the release page to download them.


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M66B

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Hi Marcel,

Just to share:

I'm not sure if the template is manually or automatically build from your pushed release,
But the last GitHub release notification link (at bottom of the mail notif) received by email lead to a 404 error.
This was a typo I corrected within 2 minutes, but GitHub automatically sends notifications like this.
 

M66B

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The hard to find issue I recently mentioned is fixed. The number of disappointing Play store rating isn't fixed though, on the contrary. I think I am going to follow the given advice not to put much effort into fixing similar bugs anymore.

A new voting round would be appreciated ...
 

M66B

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The next version will have an option to disable fixed widths for messages shown with the original message view. This will result in narrower messages in many cases, preventing them from being wider than the available space.

I spent quite some time to get this working correctly. The result is satisfying, but despite that I feel pretty depressive today. Some people are so harsh and not willing to give me any chance, even though this was offered several times. It is just no fun this way :-(

I have said this already several times: it is no wonder that independent developers are giving up and big companies slowly but steadily are taking over everything. A sad recent example are the OpenKeychain developers.
 

malita

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The hard to find issue I recently mentioned is fixed. The number of disappointing Play store rating isn't fixed though, on the contrary. I think I am going to follow the given advice not to put much effort into fixing similar bugs anymore.

A new voting round would be appreciated ...
You can't please everyone, that's a job for escort agency. Don't worry about negative play store reviews. Most of negative reviews are from typical Karen, who can't remember her four digits email password and blames your app for that. Stop crying and stay tough ;) Your app is really good.
 

M66B

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You can't please everyone, that's a job for escort agency. Don't worry about negative play store reviews. Most of negative reviews are from typical Karen, who can't remember her four digits email password and blames your app for that. Stop crying and stay tough ;) Your app is really good.
That is easier said than done. Dedication and distance just don't go very well together. Basically, it will be the one or the other. So, I guess no close escort ...

Typical Karen, not an escort, is mostly pretty friendly, so that's not the problem. "I am a programmer myself" and "I am a sysadmin for 20 years" are often more problematic. Let's put it bluntly: there are too many unprofessional IT guys (almost never girls). Look around you and you'll see ... don't cry and be tough ;-)

While writing this there were several new pretty disappointing Play store reviews ...
 
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Hi @M66B , I have been using FairMail pretty much since your first release.
I recently switched to a Google Pixel 6 Pro any simply exported/imported everything from FairMail onto my new phone.

According to the BetterBatteryStats, it seems like my FairMail setup is using more battery and causing more wakeups than it does for most people who use the device. Is there any way to troubleshoot this or would it be best to reset FairMail (I guess delete cache/storage and re-install?) and start from scratch without importing anything?

Also:
I use gmail but have my own domain server. Basically I forward any mail I recieve to gmail and send via my own SMTP server.
What is your recommended way / best practice for configuration of such a setup?
Right now I have my smtp server set in my gmail account options but also use the SMTP in fairmail.
So basically I have a gmail account added which uses googles IMAP and SMTP. I then disabled the SMTP and instead added my own SMTP to FairMail.

Thanks in advance!
 

M66B

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Hi @M66B , I have been using FairMail pretty much since your first release.
I recently switched to a Google Pixel 6 Pro any simply exported/imported everything from FairMail onto my new phone.

According to the BetterBatteryStats, it seems like my FairMail setup is using more battery and causing more wakeups than it does for most people who use the device. Is there any way to troubleshoot this or would it be best to reset FairMail (I guess delete cache/storage and re-install?) and start from scratch without importing anything?

Also:
I use gmail but have my own domain server. Basically I forward any mail I recieve to gmail and send via my own SMTP server.
What is your recommended way / best practice for configuration of such a setup?
Right now I have my smtp server set in my gmail account options but also use the SMTP in fairmail.
So basically I have a gmail account added which uses googles IMAP and SMTP. I then disabled the SMTP and instead added my own SMTP to FairMail.

Thanks in advance!
Please send me the debug info by long pressing 'Support' in the navigation menu. Please include a short problem description.

Your SMTP setup seems okay to me. You can also add a second identity, so you can select how to send for when there is trouble.
 
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DenisEhm

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I've just installed FairEmail for the first time and I have to say this is quite the app! I'm a little overwhelmed by all the options however, and I seem to be having issues with folders.

Using IMAP, my folders never stay connected and don't seem to sync properly. The main Inbox is connected, but not the subfolders. Also, adding folders seems to be broken: if I add it on the app, it just disappears into nothing, while if it is created remotely, it will only appear on the app if I force synchronise, not on regular sync.

I've gone through every setting meticulously (I think anyway) yet I can't get them to work properly... I'm not having much luck with finding this addressed in FAQ either, so any help would be great!

Thanks
 

nubla

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I've just installed FairEmail for the first time and I have to say this is quite the app! I'm a little overwhelmed by all the options however, and I seem to be having issues with folders.

Using IMAP, my folders never stay connected and don't seem to sync properly. The main Inbox is connected, but not the subfolders. Also, adding folders seems to be broken: if I add it on the app, it just disappears into nothing, while if it is created remotely, it will only appear on the app if I force synchronise, not on regular sync.

I've gone through every setting meticulously (I think anyway) yet I can't get them to work properly... I'm not having much luck with finding this addressed in FAQ either, so any help would be great!

Thanks
I'm not an expert but some things to try:
  • To sync folders check that "Synchronize folder list" is enabled in Settings (hamburger menu at top left, gear icon, Receive settings)
  • To select which folders are always synced vs periodically, go to Settings -> tap on the account name -> long press on folders you want synced -> check the box next to Synchronize.
 

M66B

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I've just installed FairEmail for the first time and I have to say this is quite the app! I'm a little overwhelmed by all the options however, and I seem to be having issues with folders.

Using IMAP, my folders never stay connected and don't seem to sync properly. The main Inbox is connected, but not the subfolders. Also, adding folders seems to be broken: if I add it on the app, it just disappears into nothing, while if it is created remotely, it will only appear on the app if I force synchronise, not on regular sync.

I've gone through every setting meticulously (I think anyway) yet I can't get them to work properly... I'm not having much luck with finding this addressed in FAQ either, so any help would be great!

Thanks
Some people have thousands of folders dozens of levels deep, which is why synchronization of user folders is disabled by default. You can enable synchronization by long pressing a folder in the folder list of an account. There is also a menu item to enable synchronization of a subfolder branch.

Note that there won't be a permanent connection for user folders. This is normal. Most email servers have strict limits on the number of simultaneous connections, which is why. Some email servers allow 4 connections for all email clients combined only even.

Adding folders works fine, but in some cases you can create new folders below the inbox only. In this case you'll need to long press the inbox and select to create a subfolder.

Synchronizing the folder list all the time would be a waste of resources, which is why you need to use force sync if you want to synchronize right away.
 

DenisEhm

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Thanks for the replies peeps!
To sync folders check that "Synchronize folder list" is enabled in Settings (hamburger menu at top left, gear icon, Receive settings)
I have it checked yes

To select which folders are always synced vs periodically, go to Settings -> tap on the account name -> long press on folders you want synced -> check the box next to Synchronize.
Indeed but as Marcel says below, I have to do this manually which is a bit of a bummer...

Some people have thousands of folders dozens of levels deep, which is why synchronization of user folders is disabled by default. You can enable synchronization by long pressing a folder in the folder list of an account. There is also a menu item to enable synchronization of a subfolder branch.
That makes a lot of sense but is there a way to enable it by default if I need it? I have dynamically created folders from plus addressing and I'm concerned of missing emails because of them not appearing. I found those two methods, but I still need to manually enable it and my issue is that I just forget to do it :)

Note that there won't be a permanent connection for user folders.
That's fine, just wanted to make sure this was normal. As long as they sync regularly

Synchronizing the folder list all the time would be a waste of resources, which is why you need to use force sync if you want to synchronize right away.
Again, logical choice, but what is the normal sync interval if I don't force sync? If there is one I couldn't figure it out...

Thanks again for the help! This app, and the effort you put into it, is absolutely amazing!
 

M66B

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@DenisEhm new child folders inherit some of the settings of the parent folder, the most important one for you is the parent folder's sync setting.

Folders will be synchronized on connectivity changes, unless synchronizing folders is disabled in the receive settings.
 

DenisEhm

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@M66B Thanks!! Seems though like the sub folders don't inherit that setting on my device... I'll look into it some more. I'm probably doing something wrong.

Also, unless I'm confusing what you mean by "connectivity change", I've yet to see new child folders created on the server appear in the app unless I force sync.
 

M66B

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@M66B Thanks!! Seems though like the sub folders don't inherit that setting on my device... I'll look into it some more. I'm probably doing something wrong.

Also, unless I'm confusing what you mean by "connectivity change", I've yet to see new child folders created on the server appear in the app unless I force sync.

@M66B Thanks!! Seems though like the sub folders don't inherit that setting on my device... I'll look into it some more. I'm probably doing something wrong.

Also, unless I'm confusing what you mean by "connectivity change", I've yet to see new child folders created on the server appear in the app unless I force sync.
I am pretty sure the sync on/off status will be inherited from the direct parent folder. To be 100% sure I checked the source code:


Connectivity change = losing and restoring internet or switching from network, like from WiFi to mobile data.
 

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