I have been using K-9 Mail for as long as I have had Android devices, which is roughly a decade. The panicked hysteria and rash of complaints about the latest version of K-9 Mail had me nervous about upgrading when 5.8 became the recommended version on F-Droid. I made a config backup prior to the upgrade just in case the sky was indeed falling as I had been promised by many on this forum. It turns out that it was much ado about nothing.
The upgrade was painless and, while the appearance had noticeably changed, it didn’t take long to get acquainted with the improved UI. I expected to not like having to access the account selection from the sidebar, but, again, it was a non-issue. Obviously some don’t share my appreciation of the new version, but as someone who has historically only been a reader here, I wanted to speak up in praise of the latest version.
I am grateful to see this project continue. K-9 Mail remains the ideal MUA for me on Android. Thanks for all the hard work.