K-9 Mail is a free and open source email client for Android.
It is designed as an alternative to the stock email clients included with the platform.
The client supports both POP3 and IMAP protocols and supports IMAP IDLE for real-time notifications.
- Works with IMAP and POP3. There’s Push IMAP support too.
- Chews through large volumes of email.
- Folder Sync.
- Encryption with OpenKeychain support.
- Per account notifications.
- Unified inbox.
- Message flagging.
- Multiple identifies.
- Attachment saving.
- Emoji support.
- SD card storage.
- BCC to self.
- Keyboard shortcuts
- White and dark themes.
K-9 Mail is a first-rate email client for Android. With support for unified inbox and multiple accounts, it offers most of the features we need although the minimum interval for email checking isn’t ideal.
Open source goodness at its finest!
With the fairly recent announcement that K-9 Mail will morph into Thunderbird for Android things are looking even more rosy.
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