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Ltt.rs for Android

Proof of concept e-mail (JMAP) client (pronounced "Letters"). Makes heavy use of Android Jetpack to be more maintainable than some of the other Android e-mail clients.

Android screenshot

If the above screenshots don’t do enough to convince you, you can watch this short video on YouTube.

Features, and design considerations:

  • Heavily cached, but not fully offline capable. Ltt.rs makes use of JMAP’s great caching capabilities. However, marking a thread as read does round-trip to the server to update things such as read count. The action itself won’t get lost even if performed offline.
  • Account setup and done. Settings invite feature creep and its friend unmaintainability.
  • Minimal dependencies. Third party libraries are often of poor quality, and end up unmaintained. Only widely known, highly tested libraries from reputable vendors.
  • Native Autocrypt support
  • Based on jmap-mua, a headless e-mail client, or a library that handles everything an e-mail client would, aside from data storage and UI. There is also lttrs-cli, which uses the same library.
  • Looks to Gmail for inspiration in cases of uncertainty.

¹: Planned feature

Try it

Attention: You need a JMAP capable mail server to use Ltt.rs

You can download Ltt.rs either from F-Droid, or for a small fee from Google Play.

If you want to use F-Droid you can also use our F-Droid repository instead of the official one:

https://ltt.rs/fdroid/repo?fingerprint=9C2E57C85C279E5E1A427F6E87927FC1E2278F62D61D7FCEFDE9346E568CCF86

All three versions are signed with the same key, so it is possible to switch between them.

JMAP servers are currently rare. As of November 2020 you need Cyrus 3.2.x. Fastmail is the only known provider.

There is ongoing work on the Apache Jame Server. Follow JAMES-2884 for more information.

Fastmail users

During setup, Ltt.rs will ask you for a connection URL. You need to type in https://jmap.fastmail.com/.well-known/jmap. Automatic discovery currently doesn’t work for Fastmail.

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No-frills, easy to use, easy to maintain Email client for Android based on the JSON Meta Application Protocol (JMAP).

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