FairEmail

Privacy friendly email app

This email app might be for you if your current email app:


  • takes long to receive or to show messages

  • can manage only one email address

  • cannot handle a large number of messages

  • cannot show conversations

  • cannot work offline

  • looks outdated

  • is not maintained

  • stores your email on their servers

  • is closed source, potentially violating your privacy

This app is 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 email.

Main features


  • 100 % open source

  • Multiple accounts (inboxes)

  • Multiple identities (outboxes)

  • Unified inbox

  • Flat conversation threading

  • Two way synchronization

  • Offline storage and operations

  • Move across accounts

  • Battery friendly

  • Low data usage

  • Small (<6 MB)

  • Material design

Pro features


  • Account/identity colors

  • Notifications per account

  • Notifications with message details (requires Android 7 Nougat or later)

  • Notification sound per sender (requires Android 8 Oreo or later)

  • Snooze messages (instructions)

  • Send messages after selected time

  • Synchronization schedules (instructions)

  • Reply templates

  • Filter rules (instructions)

  • Search on device or server (instructions)

  • Keyword management

  • Encryption/decryption (OpenPGP)(instructions)

  • Export settings

Simple


  • Quick setup

  • Easy navigation

  • No unnecessary settings

  • No bells and whistles

Secure


  • No data storage on third party servers

  • 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

  • No Google backup

  • FairEmail is an original work, not a fork or a clone

Efficient


  • IMAP IDLE (push messages) supported

  • Built with latest development tools and libraries

  • Android 5 Lollipop or later required

  • FairEmail will work properly on devices without any Google service installed.

  • Individual message notifications are available on Android 7 Nougat and later only because earlier Android versions do not support notification grouping.

See here for a list of often asked questions.

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Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 1.387 (387) - Added on 2019-03-17

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Download APK 6 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions
    • android.permission.INTERNET
    • android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • android.permission.READ_CONTACTS
    • android.permission.GET_ACCOUNTS
    • android.permission.USE_CREDENTIALS (?)
    • android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • android.permission.FOREGROUND_SERVICE
    • android.permission.WAKE_LOCK
    • com.android.vending.BILLING
  • Version 1.381 (381) - Added on 2019-03-15

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Download APK 6.0 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions
    • android.permission.INTERNET
    • android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • android.permission.READ_CONTACTS
    • android.permission.GET_ACCOUNTS
    • android.permission.USE_CREDENTIALS (?)
    • android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • android.permission.FOREGROUND_SERVICE
    • android.permission.WAKE_LOCK
    • com.android.vending.BILLING
  • Version 1.380 (380) - Added on 2019-03-15

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Download APK 6.0 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions
    • android.permission.INTERNET
    • android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • android.permission.READ_CONTACTS
    • android.permission.GET_ACCOUNTS
    • android.permission.USE_CREDENTIALS (?)
    • android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • android.permission.FOREGROUND_SERVICE
    • android.permission.WAKE_LOCK
    • com.android.vending.BILLING