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Old 28 Oct 2019, 12:12 AM   #1
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I usually use K9 on Android, but I recently tried the FM app on my tablet. At least superficially it looked the same as the website does when opened in chrome on the same device.

Is there any advantage to using the app?
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Old 28 Oct 2019, 04:54 AM   #2
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Is there any advantage to using the app?
There is a disadvantage, as far as I'm personally concerned.

I don't want "access all areas" on my smartphone - having access not only to my e-mails, but my contacts, my files, my websites, my domains, and my calendar information, etc.

If one wants this access via their smartphone that's OK for them, but for myself, no thank you!
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Old 28 Oct 2019, 05:19 AM   #3
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There is a disadvantage, as far as I'm personally concerned.

I don't want "access all areas" on my smartphone - having access not only to my e-mails, but my contacts, my files, my websites, my domains, and my calendar information, etc.

If one wants this access via their smartphone that's OK for them, but for myself, no thank you!
That's about whether you should access those features from a phone at all, which is a different matter.

The question was about whether there's an advantage in using the app over using the website on the same device. If you use the website in Android Chrome, you presumably have the same privileges as you would on a desktop.
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Old 12 Nov 2019, 11:14 PM   #4
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Is there any significant difference at all?
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Old 16 Nov 2019, 10:34 PM   #5
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Is there any significant difference at all?
One difference is that the App will show notifications of new incoming emails.
Pretty sure that if you run only the mobile web interface in a web browser, email notifications aren't received in the background.
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Old 17 Nov 2019, 02:07 PM   #6
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I don't want "access all areas" on my smartphone - having access not only to my e-mails, but my contacts, my files, my websites, my domains, and my calendar information, etc.
Can anyone list the actual permissions? No app has access to your websites/domains! Every mail app I've seen accesses your contacts for obvious reasons!
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Old 23 Nov 2019, 01:35 AM   #7
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Can anyone list the actual permissions? No app has access to your websites/domains! Every mail app I've seen accesses your contacts for obvious reasons!
I read it as access to those things as provided by Fastmail, so websites would be websites implemented in Fastmail file storage and so on.
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Old 23 Nov 2019, 07:21 AM   #8
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I read it as access to those things as provided by Fastmail, so websites would be websites implemented in Fastmail file storage and so on.
That's how I read FredOnline's comments also - that the FM phone app provides full access to all the areas of ones FM account - which for FredOnline, is not desirable.
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