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nadir husain

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Version 1.1661 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 to select what to import now.

Did you know that FairEmail will send the first email to an Indian email address? At least this is what is being said in a recent German 1 star Play store review (some voting down would be appreciated).
I think the covid delta variant has made people completely lose their ability to think. What idiot would say something like this?
 
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Did you know that FairEmail will send the first email to an Indian email address? At least this is what is being said in a recent German 1 star Play store review (some voting down would be appreciated).

Hi,

Can't see that in my store version, but done a good down vote session for the occasion : o ]

The comments are still very good for what I can see !

Thanks again Marcel - I'll try to send a few donation as soon as I can and plan to do it every year.
You deserve it, far more then a lot of others, a lot...
I don't understand people who bought a phone for hundreds even thousands money worth, but still able to complain for the best free app ever.

I use 5 things every day on my phone :
(0. vpn - netguard)
1. Keyboard
2. Contact/call
3. Email
4. Calendar
5. Messaging app

The others is not mandatory (not every day).

If one day you feel to start a keyboard project, with your philosophy, I could donate a lot (as I can't help with code).

Take some rest - be well

Edit: adjust quote
 
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M66B

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Hi,

Can't see that in my store version, but done a good down vote session for the occasion : o ]

The comments are still very good for what I can see !

Thanks again Marcel - I'll try to send a few donation as soon as I can and plan to do it every year.
You deserve it, far more then a lot of others, a lot...
I don't understand people who bought a phone for hundreds even thousands money worth, but still able to complain for the best free app ever.

I use 5 things every day on my phone :
(0. vpn - netguard)
1. Keyboard
2. Contact/call
3. Email
4. Calendar
5. Messaging app

The others is not mandatory (not every day).

If one day you feel to start a keyboard project, with your philosophy, I could donate a lot (as I can't help with code).

Take some rest - be well
Thanks. Actually, I am having a little holiday being in Corona safer Germany (compared to the Netherlands).
 

lalala987

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Dears

I am using fair email pro with an IMAP account. It seems as if messages older than 30d are being deleted.
I dont want messages to be deleted automatcally. I want to delete them by myself.

Is there somewhere a setting specifying when to delete IMAP messages?

Tnx!
 
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M66B

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Dears

K am using fair email pro with an IMAP account. It seems as if messages older than 30d are being deleted.
I dont want messages to be deleted automatcally. I want to delete them by myself.

Is there somewhere a setting specifying when to delete IMAP messages?

Tnx!
In the three dots menu selecting to fetch more messages is the simplest solution for this.

The messages are removed from the device only, not from the email server.
 
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M66B

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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.
 

nadir husain

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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.
The default setting is smooth as butter! Great stuff
 
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topcaser

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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.
I played around with it a bit. Personally I find the default value to be the best compromise.
 
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M66B

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While I do appreciate the integration of Deepl for machine translation, I wonder if in a nearby future we may even see Firefox Translation / Project Bergamot integrated in FairEmail for locally generated machine translations.

Just an idea, but I thought could be worth sharing!
Although I like the idea, "Firefox Translations is an experimental feature". Besides that, the number of languages is rather limited. Edit: "The current version allows translation from Spanish, Estonian and Czech in and out of English, as well as English into German".

Moreover, I tried several client side translation engines and even Google's one doesn't translate properly. So, maybe when this is matured in a few years.

In the meantime, DeepL provides excellent translations and since the company is specialized in this and uses a subscriptions model, I am less concerned about privacy issues compared to for example Google translate.
 
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Although I like the idea, "Firefox Translations is an experimental feature". Besides that, the number of languages is rather limited. Edit: "The current version allows translation from Spanish, Estonian and Czech in and out of English, as well as English into German".

Moreover, I tried several client side translation engines and even Google's one doesn't translate properly. So, maybe when this is matured in a few years.
Definitely! It's still maturing as a technology, hopefully in the coming year(s) we'll see it improve. It was more like something I see as "to be kept track of" for, maybe, future implementation

In the meantime, DeepL provides excellent translations and since the company is specialized in this and uses a subscriptions model, I am less concerned about privacy issues compared to for example Google translate.
I fully agree
 

mkasimd

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Hey Marcel, I just got a few remarks on FairEmail and hope you'll consider them.

1. Removing the Authentication Icon for Sent Mails
The app shows authentication icon for sent mails. Of course, it's always unauthenticated as SPF, DKIM and DMARC will fail. So, similarly to the draft folder, wouldn't it be better to disable the auth-check and icons for the sent folder?

2. Missing Title in "Send"-Setting
For the option to use either "Re:"/"Fwd:" or a localized alternative, a title is missing. The title would help users understand better what the setting is for. E.g. "Subject-Prefix for Responses & Forwardings"

3. Second line of an Option-Title in "Behavior"-Setting barely visible
One of the titles have a line break as it doesn't fit into the device's width. However, the second line can be barely read. See attachment
 

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M66B

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Hey Marcel, I just got a few remarks on FairEmail and hope you'll consider them.

1. Removing the Authentication Icon for Sent Mails
The app shows authentication icon for sent mails. Of course, it's always unauthenticated as SPF, DKIM and DMARC will fail. So, similarly to the draft folder, wouldn't it be better to disable the auth-check and icons for the sent folder?

2. Missing Title in "Send"-Setting
For the option to use either "Re:"/"Fwd:" or a localized alternative, a title is missing. The title would help users understand better what the setting is for. E.g. "Subject-Prefix for Responses & Forwardings"

3. Second line of an Option-Title in "Behavior"-Setting barely visible
One of the titles have a line break as it doesn't fit into the device's width. However, the second line can be barely read. See attachment
Sent messages can be authenticated, for example when they were sent by an external service. Moreover, it would look "uneven" if there was an empty space.

I will add a title to the re/fwd option and I will fix the behavior option title shown on the screenshot.
 

M66B

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Version 1.1664 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 dimmed translate button in the message composer has been replaced by a semi-transparent floating action button, so it is at a fixed place instead of below a scrolling text. I like to hear opinions about this change.

@mkasimd the suggested changes #2 and #3 are in this version.
 

tho-gru

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Hello,

I am facing an icon in front of a folder I can not find in the legend:
FairMail-Folder.png

Postausgang <=> Outgoing mail

What is the meaning of this icon? How to hide?

Kind Regards
 

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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 1.1702 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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    Since the app is pretty stable and pretty feature complete, I am going to concentrate on solving practical problems (bugs and small missing features) for the time being.
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    Version 1.1721 is available on GitHub now.

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

    This is mostly a maintenance release. Sophos Email Appliance links will be decoded now, so you can see which link you'll open, avoiding the proxy server. Some businesses use this. Note that this can be used to track you too.
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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.


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    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.