K-9 5.800 List of email accounts after startup

Ich fand übrigens auch die menü Anwendung unten von der App, wie z.b. alles gelesen etc, viel besser. Jetzt muss ich das Handy immer mit zwei Händen bedienen. Warum man das gemacht hat, ist mir auch suspekt

I agree with wht others are saying here about k9 abandoning the simple and highly efficient email accounts list !!! I have 5 email accounts and it was so simple to just open up k9 and see which of my accounts had new email.

I was shocked and horrified this morning when I opened up my email and saw this disaster. I thought I might have accidentally screwed it up.

If 9K will never bring back the old accounts list then sadly after years of using this great app… its time to look for a new email app that does.

Does anyone here that is also looking at switching for this reason know what other apps are good t this?


How can I down grade and not lose all my configuration? Or will the downgrade require full re configuration?


Also ich habe die Verison 5.600 aus dem GIT Repository heruntergeldan und installiert. Eine Alternative wurde mir Fairmail vorgeschladen, aber die GUI K9s gefällt mir besser. Und dann sèit dem 2018 leif K9 so gut und jetzt wird bestimmt weiter gut laufen. Schade, dass ich damit leider keine “Sicherheit-Updates” mehr erhalte.

Was kostet denn ein Feature-Toggle einzubauen, wo man eine Kontoübersicht sich anzeigen lassen kann, wenn man es möchtet?

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Simply follow this tutorial to downgrade to v5.600. Worked like a charm.

You’ll only get asked for each password from your accounts after restoring the app and account-settings under 5.600. So make sure you have them at hand. Good luck!


simply follow this:

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This really pisses me off, the entire reason I picked k9 was for the account overview. Unified inboxes may work for some, but it seems most hate it. I sure do. I process emails by 1 account at a time. And also watch accounts to see when their volume goes up due to discussions being held etc. This new UI totally wrecks that. It offers me nothing that the Gmail app doesn’t do, and there is no point in even having k9 now.
Installing a previous version and then having to manually update other apps to stop k9 from updating doesn’t work for me either.
Please bring back the account overview page, for professional business users it is the best UI


The account switcher shows the number of unread messages for each account. You can open the account switcher by clicking the account name in the side bar.

I agree with your feelings however you can disable auto updates only for K9. It’s explained in this page How to downgrade to an earlier version?

Complete unnecessary.

Worked before like a charm with the list, now one has to fiddle the side bar open, what is nowadays totally difficult with the messed up gesture systems in newer Android-Iterations.
This switcher is totally bonkers, and I’'ve only two accounts registered in k9 …


I want to add my voice to the chorus. I use k9 for 6 accounts, and the overview screen made this easy compared to any other mail app… Please change your mind and bring this critical feature back. It is the key reason I have used k9 for more than 12 years, even when it wasn’t being updated. Heck, make it a paid add on to make it worth the programming time! Also, as others have said, major changes should come with a warning. Thank you for taking the time to read my comments and program k9!


Yessss, c’est parfait…

I’m an also shocked german speaking user. I hope my description is easy to understand.

I’m using K9 for years. Most “enhancements” were „ok“ to „good“… some things were tricky, or complicated using the app.

but now,… please tell me a better product,. I dislike the “together inbox” … I’m using 9 accounts, getting several hundreds emails a day… I need a good overview and posibility to set emails read… the new idea of the shortcut for 3 accounts. This doesn‘t work for me.

I don‘t use push emails. I used the cycle under the account view to fetch emails, or fetched each account for itself. Now I have to open the big „together inbox“ and swipe down to fetch the emails „quickly“… fetching each account is too complicated now. You need to make too many steps, if working with accounts

On my S10e the buttons for stepping last / next message will be a little bit to small. You have to concentrate to hit them


I have been using K9 for well over a decade because it was simple and easy to use with multiple accounts. Since the update I find myself resentful and wishing I had saved the old version. I know you call this progress, but can you please bring back the account overview. Thank you,



wenn Sie was finde. Bitte Bescheid geben. Ich leide unter Unübersichtliochkeit. Ich nutze 9 Accounts auf denen mehrere Hundert eMails am Tag kommen (können)… Das wird schnell unübersdichtlich. Diese gemeinsame Inbox nutze ich jetzt zum Abholen (kein push)…

Ich hoffe, da gibt es ein besseres Tool… oder ich muss ein Downgrade machen :frowning:

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Good Afternoon…

I have always found it interesting that developers takes the attitude that you have taken here…

Basically as I interrupt it, user input really means nothing at all here… Every developer begs for feedback continuity clamming that it’s the basis for future development. Then as we have seen here hundred’s of end users have asked to have a feature that was loved by the community restored after it has been removed. Not an implementation of a new feature, the return of something that’s been included for years…

Ok, I understand that you may ask why the interest in this aspect of the program means as much to users as it does. I as well believe that has been answered withing the forums extensively.

In short USER COMFORT, most users enjoy the fact that glancing at numerous email accounts with a concise synoptic total of new messages in one place is a desirable feature that virtually every user of this specific program has asked for, and wants.

This reminds me of the vast number of times consumers find alternative options when a provider ignores the over abundance of comments asking for a return of a feature… What happens is they eventually find an alternative, and the original provider is left wondering why all their goodwill and support has dwindled to a fraction of what once was… Please listen to your supporters, and followers and return this feature… I for one would not like to see a wonderful App like this see its demise…



I’ve been a K9 user for years.
I manage 30 email accounts with it. (ISP)

Please bring back these features:

  1. Account Overview
  2. Update all button
  3. Buttons at the bottom

Account Overview is the most important, as
it allows at a glance to see whether a certain mailbox (out of a list of 30!) has new mail.

This saves time versus checking multiple areas or wading through a unified mailbox.

This was a major productivity feature.


Hello cketti, currently i have only 5 mail accounts, in the past there had been a few more. There are 2 private mail accounts 2 spam accounts and 1 or more business accounts (some companies prefered the use of their own mail systems). I like to start with the account overview so i can see how much mails are there and then i start with the email - work or private.
I never used the unified inbox - i do not like the mixing of mails from different accounts. I also like the layout of Thunderbird. I do not like the standard mac mail. The programs should support the way i like to work and that is starting at the account level and then going down to the boxes. Based on this, opening the app and then being in one of the inboxes is the wrong way - for me.
Years ago I checked different apps and i found k9. An alternative to k9 could be Fairmail.
Maybe this helps a little - kind regards Peter


This reply seems rather arrogant–user desires aren’t important? You may add me to the list of disappointed users. I’ve used K-9 for many years, but losing the screen that showed the account summary is a major loss for me as I use different accounts for different purposes and a unified Inbox just makes such use ineffective. I also don’t like the app closing unexpectedly when I hit (back) one time too many. I’ll stay with K-9 for a month or so to see if my tastes change (unlikely) or the developers bring back the screen that shows the list of all accounts. Otherwise I’ll just have to say goodby to my erstwhile friend, K-9.