Subject says it all, why remove such a simple feature used by so many and then double down and refuse to replace it? Makes no sense to me…
I realize I can open the account switcher and collapse the folders to essentially see all my accounts with number of unread messages, but that doesn’t help me manage my starred emails.
The best part of the account overview screen was the displayed number of unread AND starred emails coupled with the ability to tap either number to see a view filtered to exactly those messages.
I star important emails or ones I’ll need in the future, and I periodically review the list to follow up or clean, but now I think my only option is to open an inbox (or unified inbox) and sort by starred to put them up top.
If there’s another way to quickly filter to starred message, let me know. I never expected K9 to release a deal breaker version for me…
same to me. i want the account overview back.
K9 Mail is my main mail app since a couple of years and i loved the account overview with all unread messages and marked one. Please give back this feature.
gladly also as a selection which view one would like to have
The unified mailbox doesn’t replace the accounts summary at all. I get MANY emails from several support accounts and the unified box humbles all the different locations into an unreadable mess. Having to switch From account to account is slow and cumbersome. If it’s going to stay its a deal breaker for me, and I’ll look for another mail app to install on all our mobile devices.
I don’t usually pile on to a subject when it seems like my viewpoint has already been said by multiple people, but I definitely feel the time is right here.
I appreciate all the work devs do, quite often unacknowledged and thankless, and want to point out there are many things I like about the new UI, but the new update completely destroys workflows for anyone who uses K9 across many roles. Managing IT for two organizations plus my personal mail, I certainly do not want my chocolate mixed with my peanut butter. I chose K9 and have used it for as long as I’ve owned an Android phone (~10 years) because it was the best app for the job in a sea of options that didn’t cater to my needs.
I sincerely hope that account view is restored as an OPTION for our use-case. I’ve been quite please with all your efforts so far, it would be a shame to sour this relationship over the simplest of UX choices.
Luckily before updating app I did go here and read about this mess. No reason to update for me when useless/must have feature removed.
p.s. I have disabled automatic updates for apps long time ago, becouse countless times I have expererienced that more new is not always the best. There is some app that I will never update. K-9 might be one of them if dev will ignore its users wishes.
On top of being a decision that kills the app, like this thread starter said there seems to be a stubborn pride in not bringing it back however we ask about it, with a sadistic silence regarding the reason why.
Like many I subscribed uselessly to this forum to get the overview back only to read from support :
“No. You won’t have it back”
One more voice here crying out in the darkness in pain over the loss of what was K9 Mail’s most useful feature: the account overview screen, accessible by tapping “back” from any inbox.
that was the beauty of it. if you were reading a message “back” took you back to the folder list and then “back” again took you to the account overview list. no different gestures, no taps elsewhere on the screen, it was immediate.
Knowing the old version will never be updated again has been the kick in the butt I needed to move on. Using the old version feels like kicking the can down the road, but that’s what I’ll do until I find a good replacement.