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fraschi51

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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.
You can activate the feature in the settings beforehand. The switch has ALSO been added to the spam dialogue as an additional comfort option.
 

Hitti2

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Hey guys, how do i make crossed out icon be just cloud icon? Screenshot_20210621-204647_FairEmail.png
 

Dark_Eyes_

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@M66B, just an improvement idea. If I understand correctly, the blocklist option will leave the message in the inbox but add a flag to it, right? How about auto-moving it to spam with the classified icon, showing it was moved by FairEmail?
 
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M66B

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Gravatar support wil be removed from the Play store version of the app in the next release. According to Google there is no privacy policy for the Play store listing and in the app, which is non sense, but I am not going to argue with Google about this because none of my earlier arguments with Google were taken seriously.

Moreover, Gravatar support is disabled by default and includes a clear privacy warning.
 

carpler

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Jan 26, 2011
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I make some requests on some features that I would like to be present in FairEmail: maybe they already are there and I don't know how to set them!

1) To select one or more messages, I must use long pressure for the first message and then a single tap for other messages. Would it be possible to introduce a sort of quick selection by tapping on the icon to the left of the message?
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2) When one or more messages are selected, this button / menu is activated:
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From this I can access the possible actions that can be applied to the selected messages. Would it be possible to introduce a bar with 2 or 3 actions similar to this one?
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A sort of "quick action bar"...
It would be nice if the actions in the bar were user configurable.
This would allow you to apply actions quickly "saving" a tap ...
Thanks for your attention.
 

M66B

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I make some requests on some features that I would like to be present in FairEmail: maybe they already are there and I don't know how to set them!

1) To select one or more messages, I must use long pressure for the first message and then a single tap for other messages. Would it be possible to introduce a sort of quick selection by tapping on the icon to the left of the message?
View attachment 5345837

2) When one or more messages are selected, this button / menu is activated:
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From this I can access the possible actions that can be applied to the selected messages. Would it be possible to introduce a bar with 2 or 3 actions similar to this one?
View attachment 5345843
A sort of "quick action bar"...
It would be nice if the actions in the bar were user configurable.
This would allow you to apply actions quickly "saving" a tap ...
Thanks for your attention.
Tapping the contact icon already navigates to the contact info (if available). Also, multiple selection works generally this way, which is what people are used to.

A navigation bar would take space from the messages list, which I think is not nice of you are selecting multiple messages. Moreover, the possible actions depend on the selected messages (folder, accounts, etc) and this can't be evaluated in real-time because this would could cause stuttering, which is why this is done on tapping the action button only.
 

carpler

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A navigation bar would take space from the messages list, which I think is not nice of you are selecting multiple messages.

The "quick action bar" should only appear after selecting one or more messages (just like with the current button).
Also, if the bar were to hide an element, the list would still remain scrollable, as it currently is.
Finally the bar that I showed in my previous post (which is the one that FairEmail displays in a message) in my mobile is very thin and does not take up much space.

Moreover, the possible actions depend on the selected messages (folder, accounts, etc) and this can't be evaluated in real-time because this would could cause stuttering, which is why this is done on tapping the action button only.

My request was for the messages list in one folder, not all other lists.
The actions I have in mind (move to trash, mark as read, ...) should be applicable to all selected messages...
 

M66B

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The "quick action bar" should only appear after selecting one or more messages (just like with the current button).
Also, if the bar were to hide an element, the list would still remain scrollable, as it currently is.
Finally the bar that I showed in my previous post (which is the one that FairEmail displays in a message) in my mobile is very thin and does not take up much space.



My request was for the messages list in one folder, not all other lists.
The actions I have in mind (move to trash, mark as read, ...) should be applicable to all selected messages...
Move to trash is available only when there is a trash folder. The POP3 protocol can access the inbox only for example. The folder you are in determines the actions too. Generally, this is not as simple as you might think.

tl;d;r there are good reasons why it is like it is. In fact, changing this would mean removing features.

Besides that, the the navigation bar would take vertical space as already explained.
 

Ghy61

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Jun 24, 2021
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Hello,

I am a new and unterested user of fairemail - thanks for this great open source app.

I use posteo.net as an email provider. I met an issue with from the app sent emails. They do not appear in the sent folder, nor elsewhere. Actually I have no sent message stored.

There is no issue with from the website or from Thunderbird sent email : they do appear in sent folder.

I did not find any setting to choose the folder for sent email, or any clue to a solution.

Could you please give a hand ?
 

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    I won't stop with the project, but it is pretty frustrating to see so many one star ratings for something not caused by the app :-(
    A week ago I went into the US playstore to look for 1 star reviews to downgrade them. Frankly I had trouble by just scrolling down to find any which were not 5 stars! So to find them I finally resorted to pre-selecting the reviews to only show one stars and then downgraded those.

    I think other developers would kill to have your reviews. Like several others have written it is impossible to please everyone in anything. The overwhelming consensus is that your app is brilliant.
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    M66B said: I won't stop with the project, but it is pretty frustrating to see so many one star ratings for something not caused by the app :-(
    That is excellent news.

    Unfortunately most internet users are very ignorant and have a long history of blaming the wrong thing when there are problems. Like in the late 90s, when Microsoft's Internet Explorer was by far the most used web browser, and lots of people who knew nothing about HTML etc started using Microsoft's desktop-publishing-like web page authoring program (what was it? Dreamweaver?) to create web pages because they just used a WYSIWYG interface and that program then generated the HTML code. Not knowing anything about HTML they had no idea that the program generated the most appalling HTML mess, including a bunch of tags etc that were not normal HTML, and in some cases were wrong HTML, but Internet Explorer - only - was made specifically to render the output of their own horrible web page authoring program. So all those web pages ONLY worked in Internet Explorer, and broke in competing browsers, as a deliberate tactic by Microsoft who knew that all the ignorant users would blame the competing browsers rather than the hideous Microsoft web page authoring tool. It was dreadful, but a nasty successful tactic by Microsoft that drove a number of otherwise very good browsers (for the time) out of business despite being much better than Internet Explorer. Sadly it's something very tempting to companies who gain a dominant position, and Google have started playing that game with Chrome.
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    I don't expect everybody to be computer expert. What is frustrating is that people don't ask for help and just run for the 1 star button.

    It's a sad reflection of the way so many now want and expect instant gratification and don't feel they should have to put any effort into anything, coupled with the vast number of apps presented - most of them junk or clones - for any search for anything in the store, and the ease and speed with which people can add or remove apps. Then add to that the social media obsessions with instantly reacting to things with likes, thumbs up and downs, and this is what we get. Let's try this one ... ooh, I don't understand that instantly so one star, uninstall, install the next, repeat. Whereas I don't do any of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, 'likes' etc at all, and know enough about things like emails, POP3, IMAP, SMTP etc, if I install an email program or app and it doesn't appear to have things to dig into and learn, lots of settings to explore and configure, I immediately know it;'s not going to be good enough for my needs. Then again, I spent my evenings in the late 90s helping other users of a minority OS (Acorn's RiscOS) that the main ISPs couldn't provide support for get their internet connections up and email (and newsgroup software - we were big on newsgroups back then) applications working. Spent quite a lot of time telneting to ISP mail and newsgroup servers and conducting mail and news sessions by hand, typing the commands and looking at the replies to find out why the applications for our OS weren't wworking with whichever ISP, and even querying the mail servers for their settings and jumping through hoops to 'escalate' the problem high enough past the customer service drones with zero tech knowledge to the actual engineers to let them know the servers were configured incorrectly. So ... I'm not exactly an average email app user.

    But frankly the 1 star 'it don't work' review idiots are people who do not need and frankly can't cope with an app as fully featured and configurable as FairEmail anyway. It's just a pity that their reflexively trained instinct to 'thumbs down' from social media means they can't help star rating on their way out rather than leaving quietly.
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    Whether this is normal is debatable, unless the general consensus is that mankind should be stupid.
    Much of mankind _is_ stupid. That is a fact.

    Reminds me of an American radio show that took place in a town where "all the women were beautiful and all the children were above average".....

    Stupid people are what allow calculating averages. Actually, many are not really stupid. They may have doctorates in Dutch literature or Renaissance art but don't know anything much about computers. Most people that use computers know very little beyond the minimum. That's why Apple is so successful. Their products 'just work' and the user needs very little knowledge to use them. CEOs of multibillion companies usually cannot fix their computers. That's why they have tech support departments.
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    Version 1.1719 is available on GitHub now and in the Play store test program after Google's approval.

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

    Like most previous recent releases this is a maintenance release. There is one new feature: tapping on the folder name in the message header when viewing a conversation/message will navigate to the folder. This feature is not available in the Play store version yet.
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    Version 1.1720 is available on GitHub now.

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

    Tapping on the folder name in conversation threads has been changed into long pressing the folder name to prevent interference with expanding/collapsing messages.
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    Version 1.1725 1.1726 is available on GitHub now.

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

    The changelog is part of the app now.
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    Version 1.1702 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 1.1722 is available on GitHub now.

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

    @jmh2002 sorting folders containing unread messages on top is possible via the three-dots overflow menu now.

    As requested, there is also a 'Translate' menu item when viewing a message.
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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.