Fully featured, open source, privacy oriented email app for Android
FairEmail is easy to setup and works with virtually all email providers, including Gmail, Outlook and Yahoo!
FairEmail might be for you if you value your privacy.
FairEmail does not support non-standard protocols, like Microsoft Exchange Web Services and Microsoft ActiveSync.
This app is deliberately minimalistic by design, so you can concentrate on reading and writing messages.
This app starts a foreground service with a low priority status bar notification to make sure you'll never miss new emails.
All pro features are convenience or advanced features.
Please see here for screenshots.
Supported download locations:
Important: after enrolling in the Advanced Protection Program downloading/installing is possible from the Play store only.
The Gmail quick setup wizard can be used in official releases only (Play store or GitHub) because Google approved the use of OAuth for one app signature only.
Important: Gsuite accounts authorized with a username/password will stop working in the near future. Gsuite accounts authorized with the quick setup wizard (OAuth) will keep working.
To download a GitHub release you might need to expand the assets section to download the APK file.
The GitHub version is being updated more often than the Play store version. The GitHub release will automatically check for updates on GitHub (this can be turned off in the miscellaneous settings).
F-Droid builds new versions irregularly and you'll need the F-Droid client to get update notifications. To get updates in a timely fashion you are advised to use the GitHub release.
Because F-Droid builds and GitHub releases are signed differently, an F-Droid build needs to be uninstalled first to be able to update to a GitHub release.
MD5: 64:90:8E:2C:0D:25:29:B0:D0:26:2D:24:D8:BB:66:56 SHA1: 17:BA:15:C1:AF:55:D9:25:F9:8B:99:CE:A4:37:5D:4C:DF:4C:17:4B SHA256: E0:20:67:24:9F:5A:35:0E:0E:C7:03:FE:9D:F4:DD:68:2E:02:91:A0:9F:0C:2E:04:10:50:BB:E7:C0:64:F5:C9
One line command to display certificate fingerprints:
unzip -p fairemail.apk META-INF/CERT.RSA | keytool -printcert
I do not hand over the signing keys of my apps to Google.
FairEmail requires at least Android 5 Lollipop.
Individual message notifications are available on Android 7 Nougat and later only because earlier Android versions do not support notification grouping.
Notification settings (sounds) per account/folder/sender are available on Android 8 Oreo and later only because earlier Android versions do not support notification channels.
FairEmail will work properly on devices without any Google service installed.
Please see here for known problems.
Please see here for a list of often asked questions and about how to get support.
Contributions to this document and the frequently asked questions are preferred in the form of pull requests.
Building FairEmail from source code is straightforward with Android Studio. It is expected that you can solve build problems yourself, so there is no support on building.
Please note that by contributing you agree to the license below, including the copyright, without any additional terms or conditions.
See here for a list of used libraries and associated license information.
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Copyright © 2018-2020 Marcel Bokhorst. All rights reserved.
FairEmail is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
FairEmail is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.