Apple has approved a new version of the Hey email app once the developers added a free option for users. You can now create a free, temporary email account that expires after 14 days, making it a new privacy service for burner emails.
…the company will now offer iOS users a free temporary Hey email account with a randomized address, just so the app is functional when it is first opened. These burner accounts will expire after 14 days. Hey is also now able to work with enterprise customers, as Apple initially took issue with the app’s consumer focus.
I like the burner option. Find it in the App Store here.
Spark version 2.7.0 adds mouse and trackpad support for iPad users, as well as a way to react to emails and chats with emojis. Spark mail by Readdle gives you a Smart Inbox, email scheduling, natural language search, a built-in calendar, integrations with third-party apps, email snoozing, email link creation, and many more features. It’s a email app for everyone, whether you’re using it for your own use or as part of a business team. App Store: Spark – Free
Popular iOS email app Edison has arrived to the Mac App Store. It brings features like a Focused Inbox, Today Folder, and notification muting, as well as analyzing user email for research and e-commerce trends. The company announced it in a blog post:
We’ve been working night and day to ensure that the Edison Mac app experience is incredible for all our consumers. Available for Yahoo, Gmail, Outlook accounts, and more, Edison offers a universal inbox that keeps all emails from multiple accounts in a single place. This means no more jumping from inbox to inbox in order to see messages in your different accounts.
Mac App Store: Edison Mail – Free
Google shared a blog post today in which it announced that Gmail for iOS will now support adding files from the Files app.
In certain areas of the U.S. some AT&T users found they couldn’t access their inboxes in encrypted email app Tutanota.
Starting on January 25th 2020, we have had constant complaints from AT&T mobile users who were unable to access their encrypted Tutanota mailbox. While AT&T seemed willing to fix this when we reached out to them, the issue is still not solved and reports from users keep coming in.
While some AT&T users confirmed the block, others said that they were able to access Tutanota. As AT&T has not fixed the issue after more than two weeks, we are reaching out publicly in the hope of getting the attention of the right people at AT&T.
Popular Apple Mail alternative Edison Mail scans your emails for market research so companies can make “better investment decisions” among other uses.
On its website Edison says that it does “process” users’ emails, but some users did not know that when using the Edison app the company scrapes their inbox for profit. Motherboard has also obtained documentation that provides more specifics about how two other popular apps—Cleanfox and Slice—sell products based on users’ emails to corporate clients.
I did write about Edison Mail coming to the Mac last year, and noted that the company calls it “interesting research.”
Edison Mail has been a popular iOS email app for a while now, and today Edison Mail for Mac has launched. You can sign up for early access and referral codes here. I’ve been using it for about 2 weeks and think it’s a good email app for the Mac. Here are some features it brings: One click unsubscribe button, blocking people from emailing you, Quick Actions and swipe gestures, email threading and email templates, and an email assistant to help you manage subscriptions, trips, packages, entertainment, and bills/receipts.
However, do be aware that Edison scans your email for “interesting research” so it’s not an email service for the privacy-conscious.
Readdle’s Spark Mail 2.5.0 has been redesigned to give you features like Dark Mode, multi-window support on iPadOS, and more. Release notes include: Slick new design, stylish Dark Mode, Inbox with Avatars, customize email actions, multiple windows support on iPad, sync contacts between all your devices, and various bug issues and small improvements.
We are building the future of email. Modern design, fast, intuitive, collaborative, seeing what’s important, automation and truly personal experience that you love – this is what Spark stands for.
App Store: Free
Since 2015 ProtonMail’s web app has been open source, and today the company announced that its iOS app is, too.
In addition to making our iOS app open source, we have also documented and published our iOS security model. This is important to us because raw code without documentation can be almost unintelligible sometimes, and a documented security model will assist in rigorous assessment and review of our code by the public. Our iOS trust model is also available on our Github page.
The Wall Street Journal published some disturbing news yesterday: apparently email app developers can read your Gmail messages.