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

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Giocarro

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The only silly question is the question not being asked!

It is about the reviews of others. You can vote up (thumb up) or vote down (tumb down) review of others.
Thanks for the hint.

I just performed a quick round of "thumb-up" reviews, and what I see is a really great feedback on FairEmail!

My favourite sentence of today was "... 5 stelle sono poche" = "... 5 stars are not enough" ... Well said!

Keep up the good work, Marcel!
 
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M66B

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This also doesn't work for me. I could send you the (newsletter) for having a look. At least I didn't find a way to open the images externally nor to zoom them beyond screen width (which is not much).
Yes, please send me the raw message file (do not forward the message), but please indicate which image to look at.
 

heinhuiz

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The recent apps screen is the Android screen to go to active apps quickly. In other words, to switch between apps.
So the screen where one can slide through the currently used apps, after pressing the button unsurprisingly named Recents 😬 you mean. I have FE showing up there since epoch. I can't see a FE shortcut under Recent apps using the Home button or in the app drawer however - hence my confusion.

Edit: LOS18.1
 

fraschi51

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So the screen where one can slide through the currently used apps, after pressing the button unsurprisingly named Recents 😬 you mean. I have FE showing up there since epoch. I can't see a FE shortcut under Recent apps using the Home button or in the app drawer however - hence my confusion.

Edit: LOS18.1
Maybe you have it disabled in the FE-Settings (privacy)?
 

M66B

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Thanks! I just sent the formular.

As a workaround I was thinking about creating a second app which just launches FairEmail and which can be selected as email app in my case. But if there is already something to test I will very gladly test. :)
@neodin Did you receive my message with a link to a test version? Is there any change?
 

M66B

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Version 1.1822 is available on GitHub now and in the Play store test program after Google's approval.

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

This release fixes all reported bugs, and includes workarounds for Verizon's new email servers (Yahoo, AOL, etc), which doesn't support common IMAP commands anymore. It seems only a small percentage of the accounts have been migrated to a new email server infrastructure. There is one nice thing though: IMAP IDLE (push messages) is after decades finally available!
 

Leroy_Sparks

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I was on v.1811 and was getting this error when deleting an email:

" Z13 NO [CANNOT] STORE Message sequence number based write is not supported on this mailbox"

I just updated to the v.1822 from github and the issue seems to be resolved 👍

BTW: The (formerly) affected accounts were in my ATT account (using yahoo! as I understand).
 

M66B

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I was on v.1811 and was getting this error when deleting an email:

" Z13 NO [CANNOT] STORE Message sequence number based write is not supported on this mailbox"

I just updated to the v.1822 from github and the issue seems to be resolved 👍

BTW: The (formerly) affected accounts were in my ATT account (using yahoo! as I understand).
I spent quite some time to debug and workaround this server bug. I have good contact with Verizon and they are looking into this bug. Moreover, they shared documentation of what is coming.
 

M66B

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Version 1.1826 is available on GitHub now and in the Play store test program after Google's approval.

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

Blocking the Return-Path header has been removed and replaced by evaluating the address in the message classifier. The reason is that the Return-Path header more often than not leads to an intermediate party having sent the message, like Amazon SES or Sendgrid, and therefore most often isn't directly related to the sender (spammer) of the message.
 

M66B

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Version 1.1827 is available on GitHub now and in the Play store test program after Google's approval.

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

This version was released to fix forwarding messages as attachments.

There were some changes in the quick setup wizard and in the debug info. Therefore I like you to check if the quick setup wizard for other providers still works okay and if the debug info still works okay as well (long press 'Support' in the navigation menu = left side menu). Please do not send me the debug info, it is enough to know if the debug info is successfully being collected.
 

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  • 3
    Problem solved with this suggestion, although I think the accounts collapse and expand would be a better implementation, I don't know how people can find this confusing, I'm not young anymore, I'm over 50 and this is the option that seems intuitive to me, again, thanks for your patience and support
    :)

    I might be older ;-)
    4
    So here is a suggestion for a new feature, I think it would be very useful, thank you for your availability
    You are the first one ever asked for this and besides that I think it will be confusing in combination of the existing collapse/expand.
    3
    I explain the reason for the suggestion, the folders I have to add are not many but they are enough so that the other accounts below are out of the visible area of the screen, so whenever I want to check what is going on with one of those accounts I have to scroll down, with the expand and collapse option I could quickly bring the other accounts to the visible area of the screen
    Try to collapse the accounts section once.
    2
    Excellent, I have added the folders I wanted but now they are always visible, when I click on the account name they don't expand or collapse, is there some option left to activate for this to work?
    You can collapse the accounts section as a whole only, not per account.
    2
    I know about that option but that's not what I was referring to, I was referring to the folders appearing under the account name on the left side
    Some people have thousands of folders dozens of levels deep, which will let some other email apps crash. Mostly, people are interested in a few folders only anyway. Therefore you can manually add folders to the navigation menu by long pressing a folder in the folder list and create your own shortlist.

    Note that you can double collapse/expand the accounts section in the navigation menu, first the folders and after that the accounts.
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    Version 1.1923 1.1924 is available on GitHub now and in the Play store test program after Google's approval.

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

    The option to suppress notifications while on a call (recently added) has been replaced by delaying notifications until after having ended the call instead. This way there isn't a risk that important new messages will be missed or seen too late. This option is available on Android 12 and later only because earlier Android versions do not have the requires APIs.
    20
    Version 1.1906 is available on GitHub now and in the Play store test program after Google's approval.

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

    Thanks @Rtxda for testing!
    20
    Quite some people asked my opinion about Thunderbird / K9 mail joining.

    I wish them good luck because we need privacy friendly apps. The author of K9 mail seems a nice guy to me, and even contributed a few lines of code and some constructive feedback to FairEmail. I hope he'll find a nice place in the Mozilla organization.

    That said, the concept of FairEmail is somewhat different than of Thunderbird / K9 mail. One of the things I read about is deep integration between the Thunderbird desktop / mobile app. The concept of FairEmail is to be standalone and not to depend on any service. Maybe in some way the apps are competitors, depending on the way you look at them, but in the end the goal is similar, offering a decent and privacy friendly app, at least I hope that this keeps being the goal of Mozilla. Of course a lot more can be said, but the apps just have a different character, which you might or might not like.
    20
    Version 1.1904 is publicly available in the Play store now. I guess Google has pushed some buttons.
    19
    Version 1.1907 is available on GitHub now and in the Play store test program after Google's approval.

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

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

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

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

    Please read this before requesting a new feature:
    https://github.com/M66B/FairEmail/blob/master/FAQ.md#user-content-get-support

    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.
    68
    How was the call with Google today, Marcel?

    Google was pretty friendly and cooperative and told me the favicons are indeed the problem, and it can/should be fixed by updating in the privacy policy to "disclose how your app accesses, collects, uses, and shares user data":

    Privacy Policy​

    All apps must post a privacy policy in both the designated field in Play Console and within the app itself. The privacy policy must, together with any in-app disclosures, comprehensively disclose how your app accesses, collects, uses, and shares user data, not limited by the data disclosed in the Data Safety section. This must include:
    • developer information and a privacy point of contact or a mechanism to submit inquiries
    • disclosing the types of personal and sensitive user data your app accesses, collects, uses, and shares; and any parties with which any personal or sensitive user data is shared
    • secure data handling procedures for personal and sensitive user data
    • the developer’s data retention and deletion policy
    • clear labeling as a privacy policy (e.g., listed as “privacy policy” in title)
    The entity (e.g., developer, company) named in the app’s Google Play listing must appear in the privacy policy or the app must be named in the privacy policy. Apps that do not access any personal and sensitive user data must still submit a privacy policy.

    Please make sure your privacy policy is available on an active URL (no PDFs) and is non-editable.

    So, I have updated the privacy policy and added this new table:

    https://github.com/M66B/FairEmail/blob/master/PRIVACY.md#summary-of-shared-data

    I am not sure if it covers everything, so feedback is more than welcome. @mkasimd maybe you can take a look?

    Note that I have also enabled BIMI, Gravatars, Libravatars and favicons for the Play store version again.

    The short term goal is to release a Play store test version (and associated GitHub version) and to get the update approved. I will think about the next steps after this has been accomplished. Given the huge number of supportive messages I received (much appreciated!) the project will be continued in some form in any case.
    49
    Version 1.1900 is available on GitHub now and in the Play store test program after Google's approval (which is the main goal of this release).

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

    My girlfriend is slowly recovering too :)
    45
    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.
    37
    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.