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Making moves
Status: In development

Tl;dr: I would love to see Thunderbird (Currently known as K-9 Mail) also being brought to Apple devices. 

The term privacy and open source have become well used and something of a reason for many to switch apps/services and even operating systems and devices. But in this day and age on Apple those options are lacking since many are stuck with Apple and having access to a well functioning and well designed e-mail app, with transparent/limited/no data collection from a trusted source is severely lacking since as a user you are basically stuck with the default Mail app, or Canary which seems to be what many recommends (i think because there simply is no better options currently) but in having used K-9 for several years on Android and now that i am currently on Apple i find myself lacking options.

But also with Canary moving to offering a more algorithmic and automated approach (it´s called Copilot and is pro/paid option) in handling of e-mail i think this will create a need for options. Personally even the look of the bottom toolbar is a annoyance since 1 icon is dedicated to the Copilot and no option to remove it. At least i cant find one. 

So i hope this idea generates some discussion and for others to chime in on this.

If this suggestion is already somewhere else, or if this should be posted elsewhere then please point me to that place so i can add my vote.


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Thunderbird on iOS


I've recently began using Thunderbird on Windows & Linux & love it!

I'd love to see this wonderful program come to IOS.

That may be possible, since I recently heard that Apple may allow 3rd-party app stores, as part of IOS 17, which will be announced at WWDC, which kicks off on Monday, June 5.

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I am an iPad (iOS 12.5.7) user. I would very much like to see support for such older versions.

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Is it possible to get a current status of this?
I would very much appreciate this. There is currently not a single universal mail client for iPadOs that checks all the boxes on privacy, encryption and usability.

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Do you need beta tester?

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This sounds like a great idea.  I haven't yet found a single e-mail client on iOS that can do what Thunderbird does on the desktop; use OAuth 2 with regular IMAP.

Not a common configuration I'll grant you but so far the only solution I've found that allows one to use a "Shared Mailbox" on Microsoft365 business mail, with anything other than Outlook, now that basic authentication has been turned off.  (i.e. IMAP uses the shared mailbox's e-mail address but authenticates using OAuth with the delegate account.)

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Hi everyone, is there any way to get some early access or to follow the progress?

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I would love to be part of beta testing this. Eagerly awaiting. 

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Joining the waiting queue. 

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I've been using Thunderbird for years on my Windows and MacBook. I pretty much love it! It would be great if I could use it on my iPad and iPhone!! 

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I've recently started to use Thunderbird on Windows and MacOS, it would be certainly great to also be able to use it on iOS.