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M66B

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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.
I only have a problem with unreasonable reviews.
 

M66B

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Hm, why do we have in the play store version am automatic check for updates on github but don't have the manual check?
If the Play store version would check for GitHub updates, it would be removed pretty soon from the Play store.

If you use the Play store version, the Play store app is responsible for updates. The app itself could check for updates too, but this would required using the Play services library, which is closed source and therefore against the philosophy of the app.
 

topcaser

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OK in the GitHub version it is available. I just downloaded it. Saying this a long press on about just shows the current version as an overlay. Is this the expected behaviour and would fairmail tell me what that a new version on github is available if so?
 

fraschi51

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OK in the GitHub version it is available. I just downloaded it. Saying this a long press on about just shows the current version as an overlay. Is this the expected behaviour and would fairmail tell me what that a new version on github is available if so?
But you have to turn off the automatic update in the Playstore for FairEmail (if necessary also repeatedly, because Google sometimes turns it on again without being asked).
 
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topcaser

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I mean, whether you the automatic update can be deactivated per app. Since you wrote:
you have to turn off the automatic update in the Playstore for FairEmail
This sounds as if there is a way to turn it off per app
 

fraschi51

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I mean, whether you the automatic update can be deactivated per app. Since you wrote:
you have to turn off the automatic update in the Playstore for FairEmail
This sounds as if there is a way to turn it off per app
Yes, of course, it also works if the automatic update is generally switched on, which of course makes sense, then you can also switch it off again in the three-point menu for each individual app.
 

lordearl

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Does anyone have a way of adding an email into a task?

Typically if I want to remember add a task from an email into my workflow I will choose 'add to calendar' from FairEmail and then make a calendar entry to ensure that the task is complete.

However, OpenTasks is a better system for managing this process.


What's the best way to add a task from FairEmail into a task list?
 

fraschi51

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Does anyone have a way of adding an email into a task?

Typically if I want to remember add a task from an email into my workflow I will choose 'add to calendar' from FairEmail and then make a calendar entry to ensure that the task is complete.

However, OpenTasks is a better system for managing this process.


What's the best way to add a task from FairEmail into a task list?
I can share every E-Mail to the App Tasks. But most of the time here also is enough a deferral of the mail until ...
 

M66B

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Does anyone have a way of adding an email into a task?

Typically if I want to remember add a task from an email into my workflow I will choose 'add to calendar' from FairEmail and then make a calendar entry to ensure that the task is complete.

However, OpenTasks is a better system for managing this process.


What's the best way to add a task from FairEmail into a task list?
Share message is your best option because there is no standard Android API for tasks.
 
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    Hi Marcel!
    First of all again, thank you so much for your amazing work and support! I'm a happy paying customer since a couple of years and I love your app.

    I have a question which I haven't found an answer to yet.
    Is it possible to hide the Account Name in the mailbox? I'll try to explain myself better. I have several email accounts set up, and I read emails from them separatly. I have assigned a different color for each one and in the main view I have the list of each account. So I click one, open the Incoming folder and read emails.
    In the emails list header I have 4 rows: Sender, Object, Name of my account, Text Preview.

    I would like to hide the line which contains the Name of My Account. I know which account I am in and I don't need to see it there, I think it just adds clutter to the view. I have looked around in settings but haven't found a way to do that.
    Is it possible?

    Dank je wel!
    There is no account name in the message header when viewing a conversation, only a folder name. The account name is the subtitle at the top.

    If you mean the account/folder name in the message list, try to switch to compact mode via the three-dots menu.
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    Ah interesting, like what?
    Whether the message was replied to, forwarded, classified, is snoozed, has attachments, the number of messages in the conversation thread, etc.
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    Nice! I still think that being able to hide it would give a more polished aspect to the mail list view, but it's not such a big deal and if it's useful for other purposes I'm fine with it.
    Thank you for everything Marcel!
    There is a configurable padding on my to do list, but it won't be high priority.
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    Stopping with improvements wouldn't be fair to the people appreciating my effort, so I will keep improving the GitHub version and reduce the Play store updates to once a month.
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    Since it happened too many times to me that I answered a message while a new message arrived making the answer less useful, the next version will show a bottom notification when a new message arrives in the same thread as you are composing a message for. Tapping on 'Show' will open the conversation, so you can quickly check the new message.
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    Version 1.1764 1.1765 is available on GitHub now and in the Play store test program after Google's approval.

    Changelog/download:
    https://github.com/M66B/FairEmail/releases
    13
    Version 1.1761 fixes all reported problems, including my failures as reported by @Dark_Eyes_

    https://github.com/M66B/FairEmail/releases
    12
    A documented reason why privacy friendly apps are pretty important:


    The most common tracking library on Android is Google Play Services (in 87.3 per cent of apps)

    None of my apps contain any tracking library!
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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.