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

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Will_T

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Because there is more than the US and Germany.
OK. If you can please post links to Playstores that have these very low ratings then we will stop trying to convince you that almost everyone loves your app. From what I can see, you have one of the highest rated apps in the world and it is hard to watch you torture yourself by being convinced it is not.
 

M66B

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OK. If you can please post links to Playstores that have these very low ratings then we will stop trying to convince you that almost everyone loves your app. From what I can see, you have one of the highest rated apps in the world and it is hard to watch you torture yourself by being convinced it is not.
Maybe I am a masochist (I ain't).
 

Will_T

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Marcel - Please just post links to all the other negative Playstores you refer to. Then maybe we will understand. For now all I see in the playstore is an incredibly excellent rating and almost nothing but people who love the app.
 
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Marcel - Please just post links to all the other negative Playstores you refer to. Then maybe we will understand. For now all I see in the playstore is an incredibly excellent rating and almost nothing but people who love the app.
You may not understand it. And it's okay to not understand everything.

People have feelings. Marcel does have feelings as well. And you cannot rationalize feelings. You have to respect them the way they are.

I think we should end this discussion and just respect Marcel's choices.
 

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Does anyone (outside of Google) actually know if it makes a difference (and if so, what difference) in terms of further action on Google's part whether you report a Playstore review as inappropriate or as spam?
 

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Does anyone (outside of Google) actually know if it makes a difference (and if so, what difference) in terms of further action on Google's part whether you report a Playstore review as inappropriate or as spam?
I can only guess, but maybe the difference is speed of action? Spam might be not as urgent as racial slurs, derogative language and stuff like that. Probably?
 

M66B

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Beware, FairEmail will let your device crash:

das Lesen einer Mail brachte heute reproduzierbar mein Smartphone zum totalen Crash, nur mit Mühe ist noch ein Smartphone-Reset möglich gewesen.... - 1 star
(reading an email today brought my smartphone to a total crash, reproducible, a smartphone reset was only possible with difficulty....)

An app can never let Android crash, and if it can this is always caused by a bug in Android. For me these kinds of reviews are frustrating because i can't do anything :-(
 
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M66B

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Version 1.1948 has an experimental keyword feature: if you enable debug mode in the miscellaneous settings (the last option), you can define global keywords, which will always be available for all folders and for which also a small button will be added just below the message actions.
 

M66B

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As requested, the average Play store rating (last 4 weeks):

Italy: 3.714
Belgium, Portugal: 4.000
UK: 4.273
US, Poland: 4.500
Netherlands, France, Czech Republic: 4.667
Switzerland: 4.750
Germany: 4.798

Global: monotonous decreasing

It gives me the feeling it is never good enough and a too big part of the reviews is rather frustrating because they are related to problems outside of the app. For a commercial company this would likely be good enough, but for somebody personally involved this is another matter.

Edit: and there is still a blocking issue: the token grant rate limit.
 
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M66B

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Unfortunately, version 1.1948 can crash due to a regression introduced by fixing an issue.

So, please update to version 1.1949.
 
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harrisc

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As requested, the average Play store rating (last 4 weeks):

Italy: 3.714
Belgium, Portugal: 4.000
UK: 4.273
US, Poland: 4.500
Netherlands, France, Czech Republic: 4.667
Switzerland: 4.750
Germany: 4.798

Global: monotonous decreasing

It gives me the feeling it is never good enough and a too big part of the reviews is rather frustrating because they are related to problems outside of the app. For a commercial company this would likely be good enough, but for somebody personally involved this is another matter.

Edit: and there is still a blocking issue: the token grant rate limit.

Current rating in Australia 4.9
 

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    Version 1.1973 is available on GitHub now and via the Play store test program after Google's approval.

    Changelog/download:
    https://github.com/M66B/FairEmail/releases
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    I would like to hear if searching on the device with and without the search index enabled still works as expected.
    Android 10
    Without search index a result list is displayed below the input field.

    With activated search index the result list is not displayed.

    Is the index file deleted again at some point? I had activated the search index 2x, this has doubled the file size.
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    With the search index (wait until it is built again if you enabled it again), indexed words will be suggested.
    Without the search index, subject and email addresses will be suggested.
    Is that what you are seeing?

    The search index is reset on disabling search indexing.
    Sorry, I had not used the search before.

    You are right, without the search index, subject and email addresses are suggested.

    With search index a much more complex result set is produced. I randomly checked the results and it looks good.
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    The next version will have a new option in the miscellaneous settings tab page to automatically check the message text with LanguageTool after each new line.

    Preview version:
    https://bitbucket.org/M66B/fairemail-test/downloads/FairEmail-v1.1973b-github-preview-release.apk
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    The next version will have a new option in the miscellaneous settings tab page to automatically check the message text with LanguageTool after each new line.

    Preview version:
    https://bitbucket.org/M66B/fairemail-test/downloads/FairEmail-v1.1973b-github-preview-release.apk
    That's a really nice feature! I'm using their browser add-on since a few months, and it's very helpful. Thanks!
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    In the spirit of giving presents on your birthday: the next version will allow you to query the whois information in the link confirmation dialog. Example:

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    Version 1.1969 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 set of Material You themes (Android 12+) where the primary and accent color are the same.
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    Version 1.1964 is available on GitHub now and in the Play store test program after Google's approval.

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

    Whois: tap on a link, in the link confirmation dialog, tap on 'More options', tap on the 'Whois' button. Edit: this isn't available in the Play store version.
    15
    The next version of the app will add 'Select block' to the copy/paste menu, which will extend the current selection to a block of text (consecutive lines). IMHO this should be a standard Android feature.
    15
    The next version will warn for potentially dangerous attachments by using a warning color and a bold font type. When sending a message, the send dialog will show a warning as well (which can be ignored).

    This list of file extensions is being used for this:


    Preview version:

    https://bitbucket.org/M66B/fairemail-test/downloads/FairEmail-v1.1966a-github-attachment-warn-release.apk

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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.
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    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.
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    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 :)
    47
    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.