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

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M66B

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@M66B Dear Marcel,
I'm currently testing the non-pro version 1.497 a little to get the promising pro version.
I ran into the following problems:

1.) I cannot delete an account (a single account for testing).
Tried this as you describe in the Faqs at GitHub, but I can't find the possibility to do so (unfortunately only active, primary, copy when the account is pressed for a long time).
2.) In the settings - miscellaneous (last tab) there is the possibility to turn off the logging at the bottom (to save some battery).
This is deactivated by default, but recording is still carried out.
3.) Activating / deactivating "Scrolling" has no effect in the log view.

Can you check it out, please?
In advance thank you very much!
You can delete an account via the three dots overflow menu of the account editor.

The logging setting is for IMAP command/response logging, not for the logcat.

Disabling scrolling in the log view will prevent scroll to top on new log lines.
 
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You can delete an account via the three dots overflow menu of the account editor.
Sorry Marcel, but there is no three dots overflow menu of the account editor.
To the account editor i go as follows:
Settings -> Main Settings (first tab) -> manual setup and other options (underlined) -> Accounts ...
But there is no three dots overflow menu there ... :-(
 

M66B

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Sorry Marcel, but there is no three dots overflow menu of the account editor.
To the account editor i go as follows:
Settings -> Main Settings (first tab) -> manual setup and other options (underlined) -> Accounts ...
But there is no three dots overflow menu there ... :-(
Did you tap on the account you want to delete?
 
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@M66B Okay, thought that this is possible in the account overview, but that's right, where does the selection come from if there are many accounts ... therefore the account deletion option is only available in the respective account setting ... really smart (y)
Many Thanks! :)
 

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There were lots of very disappointing Play store reviews lately. I am going to accept that the average Play store rating is going down about each and every day, but this goes together with a full stop on new features.

If you are wondering why independent developers like me are giving up and big companies are taking over, this is one of the reason.

All my app will keep being maintained and supported, but there will be no new apps anymore.

Is this still the case? I see postings that suggest that Marcel's mood may have softened somewhat since writing the above, but this rather final-sounding posting is still linked to from the OP.

I finally grew tired of Aqua Mail's quirks and installed FairEmail last night, upgrading to the Pro version after having spent a few hours testing encryption and other advanced features. I was feeling quite excited at the prospect of an actively developed MUA in 2021.

I appreciate that FairEmail will, at the very least, still be maintained, but maintenance mode is much less exciting than an actively developed piece of complex software.

I always seem to jump on board Marcel's projects in their twilight. Have I done that here, too, or has development (vs. maintenance) picked up once again?
 

M66B

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Is this still the case? I see postings that suggest that Marcel's mood may have softened somewhat since writing the above, but this rather final-sounding posting is still linked to from the OP.

I finally grew tired of Aqua Mail's quirks and installed FairEmail last night, upgrading to the Pro version after having spent a few hours testing encryption and other advanced features. I was feeling quite excited at the prospect of an actively developed MUA in 2021.

I appreciate that FairEmail will, at the very least, still be maintained, but maintenance mode is much less exciting than an actively developed piece of complex software.

I always seem to jump on board Marcel's projects in their twilight. Have I done that here, too, or has development (vs. maintenance) picked up once again?
It is just my mood, call it PMS or something ;-)

Check here:

https://github.com/M66B/FairEmail/commits/master
 
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It is just my mood, call it PMS or something ;-)

Check here:

https://github.com/M66B/FairEmail/commits/master

Your commit log says it all. It's clear you're making the most of Mr. Rutte's lockdown. Thank you for your continued involvement in this project; and in XPrivacyLua as well.

I'm happy to have invested in the Pro version of FairEmail. Changing e-mail client isn't something I take lightly. E-mail is too important to me and the longevity of the client I use is everything. On Linux, I am still using mutt (well, neomutt now if I'm totally honest), which I migrated to in 1998. Aqual Mail, however, has been on a slow descent for the last couple of years, and I had become somewhat less comfortable using it.

May I suggest you remove the section of the OP that describes the feature-stop? Not only is it inaccurate, but it makes for sad reading and probably also discourages Play Store purchases of the Pro upgrade.

Have a good weekend, Marcel.
:)
 

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    Version 1.1558 is available on GitHub now and in the Play store test program after Google's approval.

    Changelog/download:
    https://github.com/M66B/FairEmail/releases
    1
    Here it works also as usual.
  • 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 1.1539 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
    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
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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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