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

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Version 1.1585 is available on GitHub now in the Play store test program after Google's approval.

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

I like to hear opinions about the new layout of the settings screens.
Small layout change that makes the process much more clear!

Only one thing (that I could have thought of earlier): the explanation behind the big coloured question mark symbol does not only apply to the wizard where it is located, but to the entire setup process. Maybe you should provide a 'More...' link in the 'Welcome' card instead of this. Now one would only use the link when they want to know more about the wizard itself.
 
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Version 1.1585 is available on GitHub now in the Play store test program after Google's approval.

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

I like to hear opinions about the new layout of the settings screens.
Hello Marcel, I find the idea very good! :)
Unfortunately, I don't like the beige colour together with my favourite theme "grey", and I have therefore deactivated the option "Use beige background when using card style". Could you extend this setting so that the beige is also replaced by the same grey in the settings?
 
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Hello Marcel, I find the idea very good! :)
Unfortunately, I don't like the beige colour together with my favourite theme "grey", and I have therefore deactivated the option "Use beige background when using card style". Could you extend this setting so that the beige is also replaced by the same grey in the settings?
I will see what I can do.
 

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Maybe there should be another main settings card with commonly changed settings, like selecting the theme. Which settings did you change after installing the app?
 

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Version 1.1585 is available on GitHub now in the Play store test program after Google's approval.

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

I like to hear opinions about the new layout of the settings screens.
The beige color is a bit "special" for my theme settings.

And I (still) think the tabbed layout and the "hidden" additional settings in the hamburger menu of the settings are not the best choices.
Scrolling sideways on top of the phone to get to a specific settings category is unnecessary hard to do on nowadays bigger phones.
I would prefer the categories in a normal list with it's content in a sub view (I don't know what the correct term is, just like in the normal Android phone settings) and the "hidden" settings (export, import, sort) maybe as part of the miscellaneous category.
 

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The beige color is a bit "special" for my theme settings.

And I (still) think the tabbed layout and the "hidden" additional settings in the hamburger menu of the settings are not the best choices.
Scrolling sideways on top of the phone to get to a specific settings category is unnecessary hard to do on nowadays bigger phones.
I would prefer the categories in a normal list with it's content in a sub view (I don't know what the correct term is, just like in the normal Android phone settings) and the "hidden" settings (export, import, sort) maybe as part of the miscellaneous category.
I have restructured the settings several times and every solution has advantages and disadvantages.

The main goal now is to let the main settings page look more similar to the message list and less "old fashioned". The cards in the other settings pages are more to make everything consistent.
 

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Version 1.1566 is available on GitHub now and in the Play store test program after Google's approval.

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

@3scaflown3 if you enable debug mode (temporarily) in the miscellaneous settings, you can enable exact alarms.
@M66B I've left the Use exact timers setting on for the last week and the logs indicate it's working properly. My connections are no longer being reset when I use a timeout of 10 minutes for mailbox.org and I have not seen any other issues arise as a result of it.

BTW, the CEO of mailbox.org is a fan and user of your app. Half way down this thread he says he "loves and uses FairEmail."

How did you do it? Did you need to elevate the status of the program so it doesn't sleep? Would that have any impact on battery life?
 

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@M66B I've left the Use exact timers setting on for the last week and the logs indicate it's working properly. My connections are no longer being reset when I use a timeout of 10 minutes for mailbox.org and I have not seen any other issues arise as a result of it.

BTW, the CEO of mailbox.org is a fan and user of your app. Half way down this thread he says he "loves and uses FairEmail."

How did you do it? Did you need to elevate the status of the program so it doesn't sleep? Would that have any impact on battery life?
Let me quote the mailbox.org CEO:

Wir prüfen das beizeiten. Aber Mail ist wahnsinnig komplex in seinen Abhängigkeiten und Kompatibilitäten. Da ändert man nichts einfach mal so nur weil irgendwer auf die Idee kam, dass das eine gute Idee gewesen sein könnte. Wenn man links was unbedacht ändert, fliegt einm rechts ein ganzer Zoo um die Ohren. Nee, nee... Das schauen wir uns sehr, sehr gründlich an.

The reason I am quoting this is that he is right about the complexity of email. The same applies to your question. On one hand exact timers will result in more battery usage because the device needs to be awakened at an exact moment and on the other hand a bit fluctuating wake up time will possibly result in connections prematurely being terminated.

One way to solve this is to set the keep alive fast enough, so that the keep alive is always in time despite fluctuations caused by Android shifting and bundling device wake ups.
 
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Version 1.1586 is available on GitHub now in the Play store test program after Google's approval.

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

If you don't like beige (Cosmic Latte in fact) and disabled this, it will be disabled in the settings pages too now.
Hello Marcel, thank you very much for your prompt help! 😀

By the way: I'm still very enthusiastic about the new design of the menus by icons and also by "small" improvements like showing the font appearance in the submenu Style/Font.
 
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Hello Marcel, thank you very much for your prompt help! 😀

By the way: I'm still very enthusiastic about the new design of the menus by icons and also by "small" improvements like showing the font appearance in the submenu Style/Font.
That's nice to hear. Feel free to suggest similar "small" improvements.
 
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Hi. Looking for a new email app to change to from BlueMail, I'm trying out FairEmail. Still struggling to understand all the options and how to get everything working the way I want, but it's looking very good so far. One odd thing jumped out of the message list after I hooked up two of my accounts that just has me curious. Like BlueMail, FairEmail shows (after I turned it on) favicons by most senders, and mostly BlueMail and FairEmail show or don't show favicons for the same senders - except for one very notable difference: FairEmail does not show a favicon for emails from Microsoft, while BlueMail does. How come FairEmail can't get the Microsoft favicon?

Anyway, good job with the app. FairEmail is one of the two finalists out of a lot I've been trying for email app for me to change to, and I'm inclining toward it over the other so you may be getting a Pro purchase soon.
 

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    Version 1.1619 is available on GitHub now and in the Play store test program after Google's approval.

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

    It is possible now to enable using spam block lists in the report spam dialog (tap on the little warning triangle just above the message text).
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    I have 6 email accounts and all together in the same inbox is a little bit confusing...
    Not, if you use the color-stripe for differencing them.
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    I think you misunderstood what I meant with my latest suggestion, so let me rephrase.

    I don't mean the color selection should be moved away from the account settings, but that it should be additionally within the account creation (adding new account through the wizard) screen. As both colors and account creation are one-time operations for each account added, it is pretty okay to show it within the account creation screen as well.

    But that would not change anything within the "edit account" or "edit identity" settings. Those parts would remain as is. The colors can still be changed or modified there. Only the wizard screen would change with one addition. Here an example what it could look like

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    I don't think this is a good idea. IMHO the quick setup wizard should be as simple as possible.

    The color and other account properties can optionally be configured after successfully configuring the account.
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    Thanks for your answer!



    Tried, but is not what I'm looking for....



    Is it not possible to limit the list of folders only to the main ones (exactly those listed for the "unified" account)?



    If I open an email from a notification and press back, I would like to open the inbox folder of the account associated with the email just read and not the list of folders, this regardless of whether the email just opened is actually contained in the Inbox folder .
    The quick link in the navigation menu is not the solution for me.

    In other words, I would like the app to be "Inbox-driven": the mail clients I've used so far (on PC and smartphone) all work in this way ...

    However I understand that there are choices in every app that favor certain aspects over others and I do not expect FairEmail to adapt to my needs, especially if no other user has the same point of view.
    FairEmail is "Inbox-driven" too. When you open a message from a notification and tap back, you'll land in the unified inbox (unless you changed the start screen).

    I think that it is logical to go from an out of band opened message (not from navigating within the app) to the start screen on back.

    Putting the inbox in between the unified inbox and the message opened from a notification would be possible, but I am pretty sure most other people will not like this extra navigation step.

    Moreover, a conversation is being opened, not a message. The notified message might not be the last message of the conversation and the last message might not be in the inbox (for example in the sent message folder). Also, more messages might arrive in the conversation while it is being viewed.
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    Version 1.1619 is available on GitHub now and in the Play store test program after Google's approval.

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

    It is possible now to enable using spam block lists in the report spam dialog (tap on the little warning triangle just above the message text).
    Hi, where can I find the report spam dialog?
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    Then they've reached their goal ...
    They didn't.

    Version 1.1606 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 1.1618 is available on GitHub now.

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

    There is a new receive option (default disabled) to check if the domain name of the from / reply-to addresses is on a spam block list (for now Spamhaus/zen only). If this is the case, there will be a little warning flag in the message header (the same as for message authentication problems, etc).
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    Version 1.1610 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 1.1615 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 raw message viewer uses cards now and will show the message structure at the end.

    In the search dialog you can disable searching in the trash and spam folders when searching on the device.
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    Version 1.1600 is available on GitHub now and in the Play store test program after Google's approval.

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

    DeepL integration is an experimental feature now, so experiments need to be enabled in the miscellaneous settings. This feature is not available in the Play store version.

    Edit: the power menu tile (Android 11+) needs to be enabled in the miscellaneous settings.
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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.