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

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nadir husain

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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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Marcel is zeeeeee bestest !!
 

M66B

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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.
:)
I have updated the start post as suggested.
 

AndroAlex

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@M66B Dear Marcel, I confused the two possible log records with each other, because I previously thought that there was only one ... and that you now also make the second log recording optional was actually not necessary with all your good work ... but now a big thank you for that.
By the way, I believe that GitHub will prevail in the long term, provided that the normal consumer notices that the Playstore is being populated and sullied more and more by purely commercial tracking companies and their apps. And with some reviews in the GP store you can already tell from the nicknames that they cannot be satisfied with the best app ... unfortunately there will always be people like that.
 
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La_Globule

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Hi Marcel,
In the Miscellaneous settings tab, there is a new switch "WAL (debug only)" which is on.
What is its use? Should it be turned off?
Thanks.
 

M66B

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Hi Marcel,
In the Miscellaneous settings tab, there is a new switch "WAL (debug only)" which is on.
What is its use? Should it be turned off?
Thanks.
Please leave it on.

Just to be sure: this should be visible with debug mode enabled only. Did you enable debug mode?
 

La_Globule

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No, never.
Screenshot_20210227-190440_FairEmail.jpg
 

M66B

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Hi Marcel, is it possibel to make the unread widget round instead of rectangular?
The envelope is square and widgets are generally square. So, I don't see a good reason for this.

Also, I am pretty sure that my inbox would "explode" if I changed this.

I can't add an option for every little thing either. As it is, there are already enough questions about options, not to speak about complaints and bad reviews.
 

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In the short time in which I was allowed to use FairMail, I found that there was a very good balance between the visible variety of options (in the folder overview you can even see the respective settings with more or less bold different symbols -> TOP!) and the visibility of actual messages.
The only thing that struck me a little bit is that sometimes carriage returns or line spacing in the protected text view are a little bit large with HTML mails, but that is really a small thing and is probably due to the "translation".
 

M66B

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In the short time in which I was allowed to use FairMail, I found that there was a very good balance between the visible variety of options (in the folder overview you can even see the respective settings with more or less bold different symbols -> TOP!) and the visibility of actual messages.
The only thing that struck me a little bit is that sometimes carriage returns or line spacing in the protected text view are a little bit large with HTML mails, but that is really a small thing and is probably due to the "translation".
The line spacing in the reformatted message view (the default view) depends on the selected default font size for the view.

If you send me a raw message file (horizontal three dots menu just above the message text), I will happily double check things.

You can use report issue in the navigation menu to contact me.
 

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A message about my posting at 9:09 PM afterwards:
Just my 2 cents and believe it or not ... As a very satisfied BlackBerry user (Passport with OS10), I resisted Android really for a very long time, and the reason was the excellent and diverse messenger (overview of ALL Messages (mails, sms, calls, etc.)) without the need for an always on screen for visual notification and with a message summary that Android 11 does not even manage after years!!
FairMail manages not only to be on a par with the former Blackberry hub (and that was not a one-man company!) in a pure e-mail comparison, but is even better!!
 
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@M66B Dear Marcel, provided I am a Pro version owner for several devices, after uninstalling and reinstalling the app on one device, I have to ask you for a new puzzle key, or can I use the same key on the same device again without the need that you must create a new one for me again?
In advance thank you very much for your answer.
 

M66B

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@M66B Dear Marcel, provided I am a Pro version owner for several devices, after uninstalling and reinstalling the app on one device, I have to ask you for a new puzzle key, or can I use the same key on the same device again without the need that you must create a new one for me again?
In advance thank you very much for your answer.
Please contact me via email for support, or alternatively via here:

 
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Version 1.1516 is available on GitHub now and will be available in the Play store test program after Google's approval, mostly within a few hours.

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

This version will show searched and browsed messages faster. Please let me know if everything still works as expected. "It works fine" will be appreciated too!

Browse = download more messages from the email server on scrolling down. This is enabled by default and can be disabled in the advanced account settings.

I have also added searching for texts in local notes. I needed that myself ...
 

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    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 !!!
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    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.
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    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.
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    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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    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
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    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.
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    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.
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    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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