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

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mkasimd

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That won't be nice for people who need a few tries to setup an account.
Generally, the setup account procedure should be as simple as possible.

It isn't every day you'll be setting up an account!
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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This way, the feature is highly visible and also takes alot less steps to configure.

Edit: As for trying several times to set up an account.. The most common reason would be if the username or password were incorrect. For as long as the set color does not change each time one presses on "prüfen" but remains so even if one changes the username/password entries above, it should be fine.
 

M66B

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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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Nepo_CZ

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Hi, firstly thanks for the great app, using it for a few days, but really like it so far.
I have one small issue with it though, regarding email folders. I have 3 different email accounts (same provider, but should not matter really) and the "aggregated" inbox/drafts/sent/bin/spam/archive folders (in area (1) in screenshot) work great, exactly as expected. But I would like to have an additional folder (e.g. newsletters) there. As you can see, I was only able to map those folders for each account separately into area (2), but I cant aggregate them into one folder for all accounts. Is this somehow possible? Or would it be hard to implement? Anyone with the same use-case?
A possible workaround for this would be to "map" these to one of the preset folders I dont use (in my case "archive") and then it would behave the same. Only issue is, I believe you cant change the name of the preset folder and you have a fixed/limited amount of such folders.

Any help is appreciated and big thanks for the effort spent making the app
 

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M66B

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Hi, firstly thanks for the great app, using it for a few days, but really like it so far.
I have one small issue with it though, regarding email folders. I have 3 different email accounts (same provider, but should not matter really) and the "aggregated" inbox/drafts/sent/bin/spam/archive folders (in area (1) in screenshot) work great, exactly as expected. But I would like to have an additional folder (e.g. newsletters) there. As you can see, I was only able to map those folders for each account separately into area (2), but I cant aggregate them into one folder for all accounts. Is this somehow possible? Or would it be hard to implement? Anyone with the same use-case?
A possible workaround for this would be to "map" these to one of the preset folders I dont use (in my case "archive") and then it would behave the same. Only issue is, I believe you cant change the name of the preset folder and you have a fixed/limited amount of such folders.

Any help is appreciated and big thanks for the effort spent making the app
There are unified system folders only. Your use case is rather unusual.

You can change the display name in the folder properties to distinguish the folders (long press the folder in the folder list, edit properties).

You could use a filter rule to move the message into a single folder. Please see this FAQ about filter rules:

https://github.com/M66B/FairEmail/blob/master/FAQ.md#user-content-faq71
 

Nepo_CZ

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You could use a filter rule to move the message into a single folder.
Ok, I think the filters are the way to go here, thanks for the suggestion. Just a small question though - (how) would this work for emails from different accounts? Is the "move" done only localy, or does it do any changes in the server as well? Sorry, but I was unable to find any info on this in the docs.
 

M66B

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Ok, I think the filters are the way to go here, thanks for the suggestion. Just a small question though - (how) would this work for emails from different accounts? Is the "move" done only localy, or does it do any changes in the server as well? Sorry, but I was unable to find any info on this in the docs.
The messages will be moved from account to account, even if the accounts are on different servers.
 

carpler

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Just tap on the third button in the notification settings of the app and disable the Android notification channel.

Thank you!
I apologize, I only read after writing FAQ 2 and I understand why there is that permanent notification.
I also saw how to disable it (in the Notifications Settings disable the Receive Channel), but I did not understand if in this way there's a risk that Android closes FariEmail and you lose notifications in real time of incoming messages.
 

M66B

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Thank you!
I apologize, I only read after writing FAQ 2 and I understand why there is that permanent notification.
I also saw how to disable it (in the Notifications Settings disable the Receive Channel), but I did not understand if in this way there's a risk that Android closes FariEmail and you lose notifications in real time of incoming messages.
You can disable the channel safely. This will disable the notification only.
 

topcaser

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The report spam dialog will be opened if you tap on the little warning triangle just above the message text.
Then I haven't understand the feature. I thought it's a list and incoming mails are checker against that list whether they are spam or not.

You wrote:

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).

Why should I enable a block list in a dialog of a spam mail?
 

M66B

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Then I haven't understand the feature. I thought it's a list and incoming mails are checker against that list whether they are spam or not.

You wrote:

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).

Why should I enable a block list in a dialog of a spam mail?
Please see this FAQ about how block lists work:


The report spam dialog is IMHO the logical place to say "I don't want more spam".
 

topcaser

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Please see this FAQ about how block lists work:


The report spam dialog is IMHO the logical place to say "I don't want more spam".
Exactly, it's a list to block something. I would assume that I can enable such a list BEFORE I get spam. But your implementation let it look like that I have to receive one spam mail first. This means I can enable it AFTER I receive spam. This concept is weird in my opinion.
 

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    Version 1.1674 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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    I think most of us lovers of FairEmail are worried about the same thing.
    Unlike AquaMail, FairEmail is open source.

    Besides that I am a fan of my own app ;-)
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    Version 1.1662 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 behavior option to change the swipe left/right sensitivity. There are 10 'stops' and the default sensitivity is 7, which is a bit less than it used to be. I like to know if this is a good default setting. There should be a balance between sensitivity and accidentally swiping a message to the trash or archive folder (or whatever the swipe action is configured to do).

    The sensitivity is represented by the velocity (speed) of swiping (slow/fast) and the stops represent in fact a multiplication factor for the velocity threshold.
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    Version 1.1646 is available on GitHub now and in the Play store test program after Google's approval.

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

    A notable addition is support for Brand Indicators for Message Identification (BIMI), which you can enable in the display settings. When there is a BIMI DNS record and SPF, DKIM and DMARC are passing, a check mark will be shown before the sender's name. This will work for for example Booking.com.

    Some background information:

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    Version 1.1645 is available on GitHub now and in the Play store test program after Google's approval.

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

    All reported bugs have been fixed.
    15
    Version 1.1659 is available on GitHub now and in the Play store test program after Google's approval.

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

    All reported problems, most minor problems, have been fixed.
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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.
    37
    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.