This is very bad. Its the best android email app.
I prefer k9, but that’s a matter of taste. Out of the gmail affair, well, I really never saw much difference (agreed fairmail is more “standard” in the way it treats directories, but once you get used to k9, you see the benefits on its own ways).
On the gmail affair, well, the route fairmail chose to do the oauth2 authentication for gmail (k9 doesn’t) is through having a google account on your phone, so even if there’s benefit over, say the gmail app, it’s terrible, even if you use LOS4microG or similar. I no longer have a google account, since like 3 years ago, and I recommend de-googling, but I understand it’s hard for many, particularly if using work google accounts, :(
100% agreed. I use it every day. I do understand his frustration though.
I respect his decision, but I don’t understand it honestly. A lot of worrying about bad reviews? Or if it’s pulled from the play store, worry about losing users? Why is that even a concern? Oh well. If he doesn’t want to work on it anymore that’s all the justification he needs.
Now that upcoming Thunderbird feels so needed.
I had no idea this was in the works, but I’m very happy to hear it. I love Thunderbird.
Is there an android TB version? Would it be able to interact with openkeychain as k9 does?
ohh, there’s a tweet, however I’ll have to see if it’ll allow using openkeychain, instead of TB’s own librnp, which I really dislike on the desktop, and use sequoia octopus librnp (on top of gnupg) instead.
I really don’t like TB’s way to keep and maintain keys (I use the gnupg “external” key for my private key, but still TB’s librnp wants to have it stored in its own DB for no reason, otherwise can’t do a thing). And the same that applies to FF applies to TB, they shouldn’t attempt to keep passwords and keys themselves, better use gnupg, and for passwords something like qtpass on the desktop, and for android, there’s openkeychain and others… And they have watched how it’s possible to do something like the sequoia team does, but I guess they like what they chose to do, :( Using sequoia octopus librnp on mobiles might be rather complicated (it’s somehow tedious to use it on distros not officially supporting it, since TB’s changes lately tend to break octopus, and besides one needs to keep replacing the library on every TB’s upgrade)…
But for those using big corps email providers, then yes, TB on Android is good news. In general it is good to have TB on mobile as well, I just hope they would provide more options to users., extensions for gnupg are all banned (admittedly enigmail was mangling too much into the TB’s code), and they don’t like autocrypt either, so no options…
It’s open source. Anyone can take it over and contribute bug fixes and new features. Let’s hope someone does. I’m not a fan of K-9 Mail…
Mee too. K-9 doesn’t have the backup’s feature for pop3 protocol. So It cannot permit to save mail locally, for me it’s the base for a privacy focused e-mail app. IMAP is fine.
I love this app! Oh no
This is extremely sad, I’ve been using this for 2 years. Fuck google and their bullshit.
google killed it by removing it from the play store
Noooo. It was the best email client I have tried on mobile.
There was an update to the fdroid version today.
Zut, I like this application and use premium version. May be someone continue with in repo Fdroid?
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Yes, there is https://k9mail.app/
The repository seems to have been archived.
I don’t know anything other than what the author wrote on XDA unfortunately, I think it will still work for a long time but bugs and fixes will not be considered or even solved.
It’s an unmaintained mail app, so yes this means nobody’s going to fix any security bugs if they are found.
I too was thinking about it, but unfortunately fate willed it so
I feel you :')
I’ve been using it for years without paying anything so it’s just a thank for the dev, but I’m still unhappy to see that happening.
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