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Fully featured email client. Neat, intuitive user interface. Privacy friendly
Version: 1.596
Added: 30-08-2018
Updated: 20-07-2019

This privacy friendly 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  • looks outdated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 and supported
  • 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
  • Privacy friendly
  • Multiple accounts
  • Multiple email addresses
  • Unified inbox
  • Flat conversation threading
  • Two way synchronization
  • Offline storage and operations
  • Battery friendly
  • Low data usage
  • Small (<10 MB)
  • Material design (including dark theme)
  • Maintained and supported

Privacy features

  • Reformat messages to prevent phising
  • Confirm showing images to prevent tracking
  • Confirm opening links to prevent tracking and phishing
  • Automatically recognize and disable tracking images
  • Warning if messages could not be authenticated

Pro features All pro features are convenience or advanced features.

  • Account/identity colors
  • Colored stars (instructions)
  • Notification settings (sounds) per account/folder/sender (requires Android 8 Oreo)
  • Configurable notification actions
  • Snooze messages (instructions)
  • Send messages after selected time
  • Synchronization scheduling (instructions)
  • Reply templates
  • Accept/decline calendar invitations
  • Filter rules (instructions)
  • Search on device or server (instructions)
  • Keyword management
  • Biometric authentication (instructions)
  • Encryption/decryption (OpenPGP)(instructions)
  • Export settings


  • Quick setup
  • Easy navigation
  • No bells and whistles
  • No distracting "eye candy"


  • 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


  • 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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