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The best free and open-source alternatives to Gmail on Android

Privacy has become a major point of discussion in the tech community over the past few years, and its importance only grows after every Facebook scandal. The growing awareness of privacy issues has directly led to the intensifying popularity of open-source alternatives to proprietary software — for every Windows 10 update that erases privacy settings, alternatives like elementary OS gain more momentum.

However, it can be difficult to know what options there are for replacing popular apps and services. After all, many open-source projects are part-time efforts that spread purely by word-of-mouth. That's why we're starting this new series dedicated to finding open-source alternatives to popular Google apps.

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Edison Mail’s new Inbox-like assistant will remind you of upcoming bills, trips, and events

When it came out in 2017, EasilyDo was an Inbox alternative for non-Gmail users, before changing its name to Edison Mail a few months later. It offered advanced features such as Smart Replies, which most emails clients didn't have back then. The app is now becoming even smarter, as it's getting a built-in smart assistant.

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Gmail will soon let you attach multiple emails to a message, save you from forwarding hell

Gmail lets you attach all sorts of things to emails; images, documents, and anything else you can package up as a file on your computer. That's not all—Google heard you like emails, so now you can send an email inside another email (yo dawg). Yes, you will soon be able to send email threads as attachments in Gmail.

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Spark, a popular alternative to Inbox, finally gets a dark mode on mobile

When Spark made its way to Android, some users who were let down by Inbox rejoiced, as they could turn to a popular alternative to replace the defunct service. Unfortunately, the app didn't come with a dark mode, which is a must-have for many people. Thankfully, Spark just gained one, which will make reading emails on your phone easier on the eyes and more battery-efficient.

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Samsung Email hits 1 billion installs on the Play Store

Samsung's email client, if you go by the user reviews on the Play Store, is pretty wonderful. That's not too shabby considering it is one of many apps that Samsung preloads into almost all of its devices that you can't uninstall. Regardless, the app has achieved an exclusive Play Store milestone: Samsung Email now has more than one billion installs.

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Edison Mail gets a Dark Mode costume for Halloween

When EasilyDo released its email app in 2017, it offered an Inbox alternative for non-Gmail users. It later renamed the software to Edison Mail and gave it some advanced features such as Smart Replies. The app is continuing to evolve, as it just got a new dark mode to stay in the game.

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The new Yahoo Mail app is made for one-handed grocery shopping

Yahoo Mail isn't quite as ubiquitous as it once was, but plenty of people use both the app and email service for their long-form communication needs in 2019. Today Yahoo is pushing out an entirely new version of the app, with modern focus on one-handed use with taller phones, faster access to attached files, and tools to help you save cash — plus a strange (but potentially useful) grocery coupon clipping tool that has nothing to do with email.

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Twobird wants to be your app for emails, work chat, notes, and to-dos

Email client? Work chat client? Why not have one app for both? So thinks Ginger Labs — the people behind iOS annotation app Notability — who have come up with a new messaging medium cheekily called Twobird. This metaphorical single stone, which lets users craft notes, to-do lists, spreadsheets, and accumulate replies all on an in-line thread, is now available for early access on the Google Play Store.

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Outlook gains support for POP3 on Android, 30 years after the protocol's invention

When you set up an email account, you rarely have to enter the server details. This wasn't the case a few years ago, when you had to choose between POP3 and IMAP protocols and enter the connection details manually. The first meant your messages would be deleted from the server and stored locally, while the latter implied emails would remain on the server. In today's world, it's almost unimaginable not to use a server-oriented setup, but Microsoft begs to differ, as it just added support for POP3 in Outlook mobile.

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[Update: Rolling out] Microsoft is reportedly working on a dark mode for Outlook

Dark modes are quite popular these days, both thanks to their eye-pleasing appearance but mostly because they help reduce battery usage on AMOLED displays. Therefore, to delight users and remain competitive on the market, many companies are working on developing a darker theme for their apps. Microsoft is one of them, as it announced it was designing one for OneNote back in April and is now doing the very same with its mobile email client.

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