FairEmail: a Privacy-first Email client for Android

What is FairEmail app?

FairEmail is a free, open-source email client app for Android systems that protect user privacy.

It is easy to setup, configure and use even for non-technical users. It is minimal software, built to provide the best performance, and seamless user experience.

Although it looks minimal, but it is feature-rich app, it supports unlimited accounts, email boxes, offers a unified inbox and more.

Main features

  • Fully featured
  • 100 % open source
  • Privacy-oriented
  • Built-in dark theme support
  • Unlimited accounts
  • Unlimited email addresses
  • Unified inbox (optionally accounts or folders)
  • Conversation threading
  • Two-way synchronization
  • Offline storage and operations
  • Battery friendly
  • Low data usage
  • Small (~25 MB)
  • Material design (including dark/black theme)
  • Maintained and supported
  • Widget support

Privacy features

  • It does not have any ads or tracker scripts
  • Encryption/decryption supported (OpenPGP and S/MIME)
  • Reformat messages to prevent phishing
  • Confirm showing images to prevent tracking
  • Confirm opening links to prevent tracking and phishing
  • Attempt to recognize and disable tracking images
  • Warning if messages could not be authenticated

Secure

  • No data storage on third party servers
  • Using open standards (IMAP, SMTP, OpenPGP, S/MIME, etc)
  • Safe message view (styling, scripting and unsafe HTML removed)
  • Confirm opening links, images and attachments
  • No special permissions required
  • No advertisements
  • No analytics and no tracking (error reporting is opt-in)
  • No Google backup
  • FairEmail is an original work, not a fork or a clone

Efficient

  • Fast and lightweight
  • IMAP IDLE (push messages) supported
  • Built with the latest development tools and libraries

Pro features

All pro features are convenience or advanced features.

  • Account/identity/folder colors
  • Colored stars (instructions)
  • Notification settings (sounds) per account/folder/sender (requires Android 8 Oreo) (instructions)
  • Configurable notification actions
  • Snooze messages (instructions)
  • Send messages after selected time
  • Synchronization scheduling (instructions)
  • Reply templates
  • Accept/decline calendar invitations
  • Add message to calendar
  • Filter rules (instructions)
  • Automatic message classification (instructions)
  • Search indexing (instructions)
  • S/MIME sign/encrypt (instructions)
  • Biometric/PIN authentication (instructions)
  • Message list widget
  • Export settings


Download and install FairEmail

You can get FairEmail from Google Play or F-Droid.

License

FairEmail is released as an open-source project under GPL-3.0 License. The source code is available on GitHub.

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