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

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M66B

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@M66B it is off-topic but I would like to know from someone with a lot of knowledge and the right attitude:

Do you use any kind of adblockers on your phone and if so, which one?
I believe I already asked once: You do not use afwall or any other firewall on your phone?

I am asking cause I currently use Adaway and wonder if I should move to smth else e.g. adguard.
I use my own NetGuard ...
 

Davy49

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NetGuard can block ads. Please use the NetGuard XDA forum for questions about NetGuard. Hint: on GitHub are instructions.
Hi,
I'm so glad that as a great developer you seem to have a lot of patience and understanding for user's who might not be as tech savvy as others. As your email app is still the one with the highest rating on the google play store, at least for me that says a lot about how much you actually care about the user's of your great email app ! Please don't stress yourself about what some user's say about your app, it's a proven fact that everyone learns at a somewhat different speed than others do. 😁
 

M66B

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I am going to stop providing support via XDA because I don't want to write in pubic anymore. If you need support, you can contact me for personal support via here:


FairEmail and NetGuard will keep being maintained and supported for the foreseeable future. I recently stopped supporting XPrivacyLua, though (see the XDA XPrivacyLua thread for details).

I will keep reading here, and if there is a useful improvement or feature suggestion, you'll see it back in a new release.

You can keep asking questions, and other XDA members might answer your question.
 

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I am going to stop providing support via XDA because I don't want to write in pubic anymore. If you need support, you can contact me for personal support via here:


FairEmail and NetGuard will keep being maintained and supported for the foreseeable future. I recently stopped supporting XPrivacyLua, though (see the XDA XPrivacyLua thread for details).

I will keep reading here, and if there is a useful improvement or feature suggestion, you'll see it back in a new release.

You can keep asking questions, and other XDA members might answer your question.
It's a good idea to step back and have a little more free time. It is too much. Use your time to relax a bit. First of all, ignore the reviews on the playstore.
 
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m0d

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Does anyone know what this is in between compose and previous mail text:
Screenshot-20221129-105942-Fair-Email-1.png

How is language being determined?
Also, sometimes it is blank when replying to english mails.

I have language tool disabled, which is why I am concerned
As I do not see anything concerning language in headers.
Is there a specific code?
Screenshot-20221129-110329-Fair-Email-1.png
 

User.Hemlock

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There are two backup options: files backup (maximum 25 MB) and key value backup (maximum 5 MB).


Since the database both stores configuration data and message headers, it will always be larger than 25 MB and storing all settings in 5 MB is not an option either.

As far as the documentation tells, the backup will always go to Google and there is not something like a custom backend.
This is incorrect. The allowbackup flag simply allows the app data to be backed up at all, like by ADB or Seedvault, as others have mentioned. Google would only be involved if the user explicitly granted Google permission to back up their data in the cloud, in which case... that's their fault, and their choice.
 

M66B

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This is incorrect. The allowbackup flag simply allows the app data to be backed up at all, like by ADB or Seedvault, as others have mentioned. Google would only be involved if the user explicitly granted Google permission to back up their data in the cloud, in which case... that's their fault, and their choice.

https://developer.android.com/guide/topics/manifest/application-element#allowbackup

"However, you can still disable cloud-based backup and restore of your app's files by setting this attribute to false, even if your app targets Android 12 (API level 31) or higher."

https://developer.android.com/about/versions/12/behavior-changes-12#backup-restore

"Cloud backups: User data is stored in a user’s Google Drive so that it can later be restored on that device or a new device."

https://developer.android.com/guide/topics/data/autobackup

"Auto Backup for Apps automatically backs up a user's data from apps that target and run on Android 6.0 (API level 23) or higher. Android preserves app data by uploading it to the user's Google Drive—where it's protected by the user's Google account credentials."
 
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https://developer.android.com/guide/topics/manifest/application-element#allowbackup

"However, you can still disable cloud-based backup and restore of your app's files by setting this attribute to false, even if your app targets Android 12 (API level 31) or higher."

https://developer.android.com/about/versions/12/behavior-changes-12#backup-restore

"Cloud backups: User data is stored in a user’s Google Drive so that it can later be restored on that device or a new device."
Sure, if the user has opted-in to Google's cloud-based backup. But it also disabled every other form of backup, even for non-Google users.

You might as well say, "You can still disable cloud-based backup and restore by throwing your phone in a lake." Technically it's true, but then you're also losing out on a bunch of other functionality you'd presumably want to keep.
 

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Sure, if the user has opted-in to Google's cloud-based backup. But it also disabled every other form of backup, even for non-Google users.

You might as well say, "You can still disable cloud-based backup and restore by throwing your phone in a lake." Technically it's true, but then you're also losing out on a bunch of other functionality you'd presumably want to keep.
What a nonsense, you don't need Google or any other cloud to back up a smartphone with all its settings. SMBSYNC2 or MyPhoneExplorer and many other apps exist that allow you to backup and restore EVERYTHING locally on YOUR storage.
 
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Probably a bug (latest FE version)

I add a rule to move some mail from my inbox to spam. After I found out that this rule also applies to other addresses, I deleted this rule. But that had no effect. Also good emails were moved to spam.
I then exported the settings, deleted all the data from the app and re-imported the settings. Problem solved.
Can it be that deleting rules does not work properly?

I know this is a very bad bug report. Sorry
 

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Probably a bug (latest FE version)

I add a rule to move some mail from my inbox to spam. After I found out that this rule also applies to other addresses, I deleted this rule. But that had no effect. Also good emails were moved to spam.
I then exported the settings, deleted all the data from the app and re-imported the settings. Problem solved.
Can it be that deleting rules does not work properly?

I know this is a very bad bug report. Sorry
I'd recommend contacting the dev directly for bug reports. You should always include what you did and how you encountered the issue so he can reproduce it, as well as which version you found the bug in. You can find the version number in the "About" section (left side hamburger menu).

You may contact Marcel here:

As he stated previously, there will only be community support here. So general questions about the app and how to achieve something in it are perfectly fine here, but bug reports are better sent to the dev directly.
 
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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/

    See here for screenshots:
    https://email.faircode.eu/#screenshots

    Downloads:
    https://github.com/M66B/open-source-email#user-content-downloads

    Frequently asked questions:
    https://github.com/M66B/open-source-email/blob/master/FAQ.md

    Please read this before requesting a new feature:
    https://github.com/M66B/FairEmail/blob/master/FAQ.md#user-content-get-support

    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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    How was the call with Google today, Marcel?

    Google was pretty friendly and cooperative and told me the favicons are indeed the problem, and it can/should be fixed by updating in the privacy policy to "disclose how your app accesses, collects, uses, and shares user data":

    Privacy Policy​

    All apps must post a privacy policy in both the designated field in Play Console and within the app itself. The privacy policy must, together with any in-app disclosures, comprehensively disclose how your app accesses, collects, uses, and shares user data, not limited by the data disclosed in the Data Safety section. This must include:
    • developer information and a privacy point of contact or a mechanism to submit inquiries
    • disclosing the types of personal and sensitive user data your app accesses, collects, uses, and shares; and any parties with which any personal or sensitive user data is shared
    • secure data handling procedures for personal and sensitive user data
    • the developer’s data retention and deletion policy
    • clear labeling as a privacy policy (e.g., listed as “privacy policy” in title)
    The entity (e.g., developer, company) named in the app’s Google Play listing must appear in the privacy policy or the app must be named in the privacy policy. Apps that do not access any personal and sensitive user data must still submit a privacy policy.

    Please make sure your privacy policy is available on an active URL (no PDFs) and is non-editable.

    So, I have updated the privacy policy and added this new table:

    https://github.com/M66B/FairEmail/blob/master/PRIVACY.md#summary-of-shared-data

    I am not sure if it covers everything, so feedback is more than welcome. @mkasimd maybe you can take a look?

    Note that I have also enabled BIMI, Gravatars, Libravatars and favicons for the Play store version again.

    The short term goal is to release a Play store test version (and associated GitHub version) and to get the update approved. I will think about the next steps after this has been accomplished. Given the huge number of supportive messages I received (much appreciated!) the project will be continued in some form in any case.
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    Version 1.1900 is available on GitHub now and in the Play store test program after Google's approval (which is the main goal of this release).

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

    My girlfriend is slowly recovering too :)
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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.