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

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ammarr

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Thunderbird has an option to place replies both in the sent folder and a copy in the folder that the message originally was. This allows the conversation to stay in one place. IMO that is a better option than moving messages out of the sent folder into the archive folder which I agree with @M66B is not intuitive and potentially intrusive.
 

fraschi51

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To me it means all messages of the conversation, except messages I sent.
And there you have it: different people, different ideas.
Adding yet another option nobody understands doesn't seem a good idea to me.

Also, even if you archive the messages, how are you going to find back the conversation (=all messages) ? You'll need an email client for this, which does this for you. Fortunately, FairEmail will do this, but of course limited to the messages on your device.
Here, ALL messages of a conversation are always archived together in a topic or person folder - including my own messages, of course, otherwise you wouldn't know later what a reply referred to. So restoring the entire conversation with the contributions of all participants is no problem.
 

M66B

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Thunderbird has an option to place replies both in the sent folder and a copy in the folder that the message originally was. This allows the conversation to stay in one place. IMO that is a better option than moving messages out of the sent folder into the archive folder which I agree with @M66B is not intuitive and potentially intrusive.
If only all email servers supported this and if only people didn't harshly rate 1 star for when something small doesn't work.

Not all email servers can handle copies of messages (=messages with the same ID), even not when this is in different folders.
 

fraschi51

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If only all email servers supported this and if only people didn't harshly rate 1 star for when something small doesn't work.

Not all email servers can handle copies of messages (=messages with the same ID), even not when this is in different folders.
Here, the Sent folder is not used at all, because all mails, including mine, immediately end up in the corresponding Topics or People folder - so a copy is not necessary at all.
 

M66B

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Here, the Sent folder is not used at all, because all mails, including mine, immediately end up in the corresponding Topics or People folder - so a copy is not necessary at all.
I think that is a good point: you can always use filter rules to automatically move messages.
 

M66B

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Possibly the new setup screen layout, feedback is appreciated:


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Just three steps ...
 

M66B

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Then you have only a part of a conversation, not the whole conversation.
Does it matter in which folders the messages of a conversation are? It is still a conversation and FairEmail will still show it at such. That is, if grouping of messages is enabled in the display settings.
 

fraschi51

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I meant your new Sepup screen: There should be IMO in the point 1 first 'Wizard' or the 'manual setup' arranged, before then 'Go to inbox'-button comes.
 

M66B

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I meant your new Sepup screen: There should be IMO in the point 1 first 'Wizard' or the 'manual setup' arranged, before then 'Go to inbox'-button comes.
I am not sure because the manual setup is meant as fallback and for fine tuning, like setting a color, etc.
 

fraschi51

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'Wizard' or for finetuning 'manual setup'
___________________________ 'accounts' 'identities'
___________________________ etc.

then 'Go to inbox'
 

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  • 3
    @M66B, @fraschi51 ,
    Thank you for your time.
    Yes I already discovered that function of the Templates.
    My suggestion was not like replying/sending a email with a predefined template, but, changing the identity return receipt / signature on the fly.
    Now when sending a return receipt, the only option is the predefined message which is translated depending the device language. For me I find it to formal when sending a return receipt to certain people/entities. So I have to delete the predefined message and then insert a template. My suggestion was to have an option to replace the default return receipt message with a template and possible make it default. The same goes to the identity signature, if you would like to change it while writing an email you have to go back to settings.
    I don't know if expressed myself correctly. Regardless it is just a suggestion.
    Best regards,
    Luis.
    I can't add a setting for everything, sorry. As it is, there are already enough questions about the number of options, and unfortunately also complaints and bad reviews, which do not particularly motivate me to add more options. The general rules is that at least a few dozen people need to ask for an option and for now you are the only one have asked for this.

    If you want to use different signatures, you can use different identities and select the one you need at the top of the message composer.
    1
    Hi @M66B,
    I configured in FairEmail two gmail accounts and was testing two different configurations.
    In one account I skip inbox and apply the label Promo to the email and set Promo as manual sync.
    On the other account I do the same but with synchronization.
    So if I understand you correctly on the other account if I do Always Sync = push messages I just have to label Promo to the email and it will skip inbox. Is that correct?
    Thank you for your time,
    Best regards,
    Luis

    BTW, I am loving FairEmail. Thanks.
    If the inbox is skipped, it doesn't matter if the target folder is synchronized continuously or periodically.
    1
    @M66B, @fraschi51 ,
    Thank you for your time.
    Yes I already discovered that function of the Templates.
    My suggestion was not like replying/sending a email with a predefined template, but, changing the identity return receipt / signature on the fly.
    Now when sending a return receipt, the only option is the predefined message which is translated depending the device language. For me I find it to formal when sending a return receipt to certain people/entities. So I have to delete the predefined message and then insert a template. My suggestion was to have an option to replace the default return receipt message with a template and possible make it default. The same goes to the identity signature, if you would like to change it while writing an email you have to go back to settings.
    I don't know if expressed myself correctly. Regardless it is just a suggestion.
    Best regards,
    Luis.
    Sorry, but why do you click on return receipt if you don't want this. As said click on 'reply with template' - ready.
  • 12
    Version 1.1541 is available on GitHub now:

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

    A number of things, like periodically checking for new messages, waking up messages after snoozing, checking if sent messages exist on the email server, etc, were moved either to the sync or send service to comply with new restrictions on foreground services in the upcoming Android 12. This is a significant change, which is why this is an ALPHA VERSION !!!
    12
    Version 1.1551 is available on GitHub now.

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

    There is one new feature which is hidden for now because it is still experimental: using HighestModSeq for a quick check if a sync is necessary on reconnecting. This will probably reduce battery and data usage, especially when there are many reconnects due to an unstable / often changing internet connection. The email server needs to support the CONDSTORE IMAP extension for this. For example Gmail and Dovecot based email servers, like of Disroot.org, do.

    You can enable this option by temporary enabling debug mode in the miscellaneous settings and enabling the MODSEQ option. You can disable debug mode again after this.
    11
    Version 1.1555 is available on GitHub now and in the Play store test program after Google's approval.

    Changelog/download:
    https://github.com/M66B/FairEmail/releases
    11
    Version 1.1539 is available on GitHub now.

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

    There is a new widget to quickly enable or disable synchronization for all accounts.
    11
    Version 1.1546 1.1547 1.1548 1.1549 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/

    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
    40
    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.
    36
    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.
    36
    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.
    32
    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.
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