FairEmail - open source, privacy oriented email

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FairEmail - open source, privacy oriented email for Android


Key features of FairEmail - open source, privacy oriented email

  • Fully featured, open source, privacy oriented email app
  • Updated on Dec 9, 2020
  • FairEmail - open source, privacy oriented email APK is available for free download

App description by Marcel Bokhorst

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 is an email client only, so you need to bring your own email address.

FairEmail does not support non-standard protocols, like Microsoft Exchange Web Services and Microsoft ActiveSync.

Almost all features are free to use, but to maintain and support the app in the long term, not every feature can be for free. See below for a list of pro features.

Main features

* Fully featured

* 100 % open source

* Privacy oriented

* Unlimited accounts

* Unlimited email addresses

* Unified inbox

* Conversation threading

* Two way synchronization

* Offline storage and operations

* Battery friendly

* Low data usage

* Small (~ 15 MB)

* Material design (including dark/black theme)

* Maintained and supported

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.

Privacy features

* Encryption/decryption supported (OpenPGP, 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


* Quick setup

* Easy navigation

* No bells and whistles

* No distracting "eye candy"


* No data storage on third party servers

* Using open standards (IMAP, POP3, 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

* No Google backup

* No Firebase Cloud Messaging

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


* Fast and lightweight

* IMAP IDLE (push messages) supported

* Built with latest development tools and libraries

Pro features

All pro features are convenience or advanced features.

* Account/identity/folder colors

* Colored stars

* Notification settings (sounds) per account/folder/sender (requires Android 8 Oreo)

* Configurable notification actions

* Snooze messages

* Send messages after selected time

* Synchronization scheduling

* Reply templates

* Accept/decline calendar invitations

* Add message to calendar

* Filter rules

* Search indexing, search on server

* Keyword management

* S/MIME sign/encrypt

* Biometric/PIN authentication

* Message list widget

* Export settings


If you have a question or problem, please check here first:


If you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact me at marcel+fairemail@faircode.eu and I will try to help you.

FairEmail - open source, privacy oriented email is recently updated open source application by Marcel Bokhorst, that can be used for various privacy purposes. Its latest version 1.1420 has 280162 downloads. You can download FairEmail - open source, privacy oriented email latest APK for Android right now.


License Free
Requirements Require Android 5.0 and up
Language English
Categories communication, open, source, privacy, oriented, messaging
Size 16M
Version 1.1420
Audience Everyone
Publish Date
Author Marcel Bokhorst
Downloads 280162
Download options APK
User Rating 4.70 / 5


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