I’m on a Galaxy S10, and I really want a more privacy-respecting app than the included one. I tried FairEmail, and while it seems nice, it was extremely overwhelming and cluttered for me. Is there anything of similar quality that’s simpler to use interface-wise?

  • @koyu@lemmy.ml
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    172 years ago

    K-9 mail is the go-to mail app on Android. It supports a wide variety of features, but doesn’t look too cluttered and even supports PGP encryption. Currently can’t think of any other better mail client for Android.

  • Sonalder
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    152 years ago

    K9 and FairEmail are the too recommandation for Android. You can also use the official client of a trusted provider such as TutaNota, PortonMail etc

  • Helix 🧬
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    152 years ago

    K-9 mail is the de facto standard of Open Source mail apps.

    • Mr. Upsy
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      52 years ago

      Just did: this is fantastic! Just wish I could remove my phone’s default e-mail app, but that’s unfortunately out of my hands, as is removing the Samsung Internet Browser. 🙃

      • CritiGalDesist∞
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        52 years ago

        Just wish I could remove my phone’s default apps.

        There’s a good news for you. Have you tried removing system bloatwares with ADB? All you need is just a PC/laptop. And it isn’t very hard either. There’s tons of step by step tutorials out there even on YouTube. Best luck

        • Mr. Upsy
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          32 years ago

          I’ll have to try it asap; I’ve been recommended it on here once before, and just haven’t gotten around to it because of being temporarily bedridden.

      • Bjørnar Borge
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        32 years ago

        You should installert Lineage OS with minimal Gapps installation or MicroG. Your phone will work almost like normal android and all bloatware will be removed.

        • Mr. Upsy
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          52 years ago

          I’m just not super tech savvy, so it’s a bit intimidating. I’ll look into it, though; I’m sick of Samsung’s default bloatware trash.

          • Bjørnar Borge
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            32 years ago

            I understand. Just let me know if you need any help. You should def go that way. Will also increase your battery life (no shock).

    • ~sunblocker
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      Delta Chat is so underrated. You have to go in the settings to “enable” regular emails though which might be a deal breaker for people who just want to input their username and password and never touch any settings beyond that.

    • Sandro Linux
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      12 years ago

      Delta Chat is really cool. I love how it takes the universal standard of email and allows you to use it for short form messages. Although, I haven’t really used Delta recently.

  • @currawong@lemmy.ml
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    FairEmail is overwhelming at first but if you persevere you’ll find a template close to K-9 and much more logical. It took me a while to properly get into FairEmail but now I think I couldn’t go back to K-9.

    I removed a lot of icons I don’t need, made some lines more readable by adjusting the font size, using the solarized theme. The configuration UI can be a bit unintuitive at times but it allows a lot of customisation (it reminds me of the KDE settings UI, which I find uselessly complicated but working). And in the end, FairEmail has far far more options than K-9 for handling your emails, taking care of spam, checking security, etc.

  • @sasalzig@lemmy.ml
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    12 years ago

    You think FairEmail is too cluttered but like K9? 🤔

    K9 is the most insane mail client, it’s got hundreds of settings! I was so happy to ditch K9 when I found FairEmail.

    • @nachtigall@feddit.de
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      72 years ago

      With the recent UI overhaul I actually think that K9 became much more accessable and modern (than FairEmail).

      • poVoq
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        02 years ago

        Yes, but K9 AFAIK only supports IMAP/SMTP, so a lot of SaaS email services (especially those hosted by Microsoft that are used by many companies) will not work with it.

        • @nachtigall@feddit.de
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          02 years ago

          In that case one is tied to the particular app anway. Or does FairEmail also support Active Directory or something alike?

  • Joe Bidet
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    2 years ago

    mutt in ssh…? but really if you want something “privacy-respecting” you may consider dropping android altogether. (hint: pinephone and other true-(GNU)-linux phones! yay!)