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M66B

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Somebody long pressed the trash bin icon and confirmed the permanent deletion and now leaves a 2 star rating for this. I think I am going to remove all these extra features and change the appearance of the app to let it look like the Gmail app. I think there needs to be ads and tracking too and support should be limited to standard answers and ignoring. That's what people expect after all.
 
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M66B

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Did I miss something or has the 'refresh/check for updates' button been removed from the About page in a recent update?
If you want to manually check for updates, you can long press 'About' in the navigation menu.

The refresh button was indeed removed from the 'About' screen because it merely pointed to the releases on GitHub without adding much else.
 

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Somebody long pressed the trash bin icon and confirmed the permanent deletion and now leaves a 2 star rating for this. I think I am going to remove all these extra features and change the appearance of the app to let it look like the Gmail app. I think there needs to be ads and tracking too and support should be limited to standard answers and ignoring. That's what people expect after all.
Good idea!

Then I also have a few feature requests: can you let the app forward the content of all mails to my twitter account and also store the raw messages on your own server to analyse performance and reliability? And I would like a New Mail notification inside my WhatsApp too.
 

M66B

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Looking at the Play store reviews of the last days it is hard to find motivation to continue implementing things on the still very long to do list. Maybe it is just good enough as it is.
 

nadir husain

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Looking at the Play store reviews of the last days it is hard to find motivation to continue implementing things on the still very long to do list. Maybe it is just good enough as it is.
Two things Marcel

1. Do what makes you happy and never compromise on that. You have the best email app on the planet and you should derive satisfaction from that.
2. Let the idiots on the play store be just that - IDIOTS!!!
 

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Marcel you really need to try and focus on the positive instead of the negative.

You won't be able to please everyone and there will always be some haters for no good reason too.

Despite some negative reviews by far the overwhelming amount of reviews are positive, with 4 and 5 star ratings.

I think you will be more fulfilled if you can try to accept that most people are unbelievably happy with FairEmail, with your work and attention, and with your support :)

Thank you for all that you do for us and the android community (y) :love: (y)
 

M66B

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Marcel you really need to try and focus on the positive instead of the negative.

You won't be able to please everyone and there will always be some haters for no good reason too.

Despite some negative reviews by far the overwhelming amount of reviews are positive, with 4 and 5 star ratings.

I think you will be more fulfilled if you can try to accept that most people are unbelievably happy with FairEmail, with your work and attention, and with your support :)

Thank you for all that you do for us and the android community (y) :love: (y)
Imagine that you are working on a hard to implement feature and that you in the meantime receive a series of unfair complaints. How would you feel? It is easy to say to just ignore, but I am not a robot.
 
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M66B

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The app is worthless.

Once the app is installed, it immediately takes you to a page to allow complete access to all of your phone and to create an account. If you refuse just one, you won't be able to bypass the screen of launching the app. Why must the app need access to my contacts, draw over other apps, and ignore my phone's setting for battery usage? Worthless.
 

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Imagine that you are working on a hard to implement feature and that you in the meantime receive a series of unfair complaints. How would you feel? It is easy to say to just ignore, but I am not a robot.
So sorry about all that... It's hard to see people complaining when you've put so much work into something. And no, it's not easy to ignore.

I just wanted to chime in and say that I absolutely love FairEmail. Been using it for a long time now and was so happy when I found it after trying and ditching so many others...

*chef's kiss*
 

sbellon

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Hi Marcel,

I've said it a few times in the past: You cannot please everybody. It looks like you cannot accept this. I'll try another way with a different example.

According to your expectation, everyone should be able to see that FairEmail is the best email program and everyone should love it.

If you extrapolate that to other areas ... if the world would work like this, then there would only be a need for exactly one car. Because that's the perfect car, everyone would love it without any complaints, there would be no need for another car.

There would only be a need for the one single perfect computer hardware, because everyone would love it, nobody would ask for another brand.

Only one single operating system would be required, because it is just perfect. No need for choice.

And so on...

I hope you can see that this is not how the world works - and to be honest - this is good.

And as well as there is choice and different opinions about cars, computer hardware, operating systems, etc. there is also different opinions about email applications. And that's valid and a fair.

The only thing that remains - and where I agree with your disappointment - is the tone in which some of the reviews are made. But then, again, look at the daily news ... there are "weird" people everywhere, you cannot avoid them. The world is just like this.

Please, if you want to see the appreciation for your work, take a look at the ratings of your applications in COMPARISON with other applications. Then you'll see, how good your work is and also how appreciated it is, regardless of a finite number of stupid negative reviews - which will unavoidably always be there.
 

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    Version 1.1783 is available on GitHub now.

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

    Besides a series of small improvements and minor bug fixes two new display options were added:
    • An option for a double width color stripe
    • An option to change the unread shadow color from the accent color to the selected highlight color
    4
    I have been busy for days to find a hard to find bug and I am giving up for now due to a series of 1 star ratings for reasons which have nothing to do with the app at all. I am tired. Maybe another time. It feels like my effort doesn't matter anyway and a bug is in any case a good reason to rate bad.
    Sorry to hear, that's frustrating. Those 1 star ratings are ridiculous. Not to mention a lot of PEBCAK. Keep in mind they don't even register on the scale. Most positively love this app!

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    1
    I have setup an identity, let's say [email protected]

    I got an email from [email protected] which was send to [email protected] but forwarded to [email protected]. Therefore it is in my inbox of account main. The inbox tell me that the server isn't found (live.com). All other emails sent to [email protected] have no problems for ages
    I like to see a screenshot of the error message.
  • 15
    Version 1.1775 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 another solution for showing the text / padding size in the overflow menu. Please let me know what you think about it.
    15
    Downloading the internet still isn't finished and will take a little longer because I just uploaded version 1.1779 to GitHub and the Play store (test program).

    Changelog/download:
    https://github.com/M66B/FairEmail/releases
    14
    Version 1.1777 is available on GitHub now and in the Play store test program after Google's approval.

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

    12 more infrastructures will be recognized:

    https://github.com/M66B/FairEmail/blob/master/app/src/main/res/values/strings.xml#L1809

    If no blocking errors will be reported, this version will be released publicly in the Play store today.
    14
    Version 1.1774 is available on GitHub now and in the Play store test program after Google's approval.

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

    This is a release candidate for the next public Play store version (once a month only now to prevent 1 star reviews for "too many updates").
    14
    Version 1.1773 is available on GitHub now and in the Play store test program after Google's approval.

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

    This version was released to fix the message composer not opening because the OpenKeychain app isn't responding.
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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.
    37
    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.