Does K-9 support TLS 1.2?

Does K-9 version 6.000 (for Android 6.0.1) support TLS 1.2? My ISP will be requiring TLS 1.2 on 8/9/22.
Thank you.

That’s really an OS, not application, issue/question. Android 6.0.1 looks to have TLS 1.2 enabled by default. It doesn’t appear to support 1.3.

Android 6 hasn’t gotten security updates for going on 5 years … it really is time to move on to a supported version.

[I’m a little surprised that application developers don’t enforce minimum OS levels, cutting off those that are well off the support grid.]

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Sometimes, companies and governments buy old devices bulk. They then expect developers they pay to support these devices. This is especially true if government funding is involved.

I’m not too sure about K-9 though. If I remember correctly, cketti applied for financial support for JMAP from the BMBF (German Federal Ministry of Education), but I do not know what strings were attached.

On the other hand, cketti does use the “long time” argument to drop support of features (see Why APG is no longer supported). Thus, it’s a mystery even the more, why old Android versions are still supported.

I’m very glad when app developers don’t do that, and angry when they do. The idea that people should throw away devices that still work well, is wrong and unsustainable. It is pushed by manufacturers whose interest lies in making people buy stuff that they really don’t need.

Thank you for your observation that “Android 6.0.1 looks to have TLS 1.2 enabled by default.” That is reassuring; we’ll see what happens on August 9th. In reference to your snide comments concerning the antiquity of my device, I would be happy to move forward from my 2013 Nexus 7 if I could find a 7" tablet that had GPS/GLONASS, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC as well as more than 32 GB of memory and a 1920 × 1200 display. What can you recommend? Otherwise I appreciate developers who continue to support my long-outdated device which continues to serve my needs.

Rumors have it that the next Pixel events will not only present the Pixel Watch, but also a Pixel Tablet.