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We are very happy that Marco is is helping us with accessibility issues lately.

RT @MarcoZehe@twitter.com

heute Morgen hat sich die Katze den Platz auf meinem Schoß erobert.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/MarcoZehe/status/1

e-mail is a nearby-technology with planetary-scale connectivity, in a *socially* decentered way. Hold together by bubblegum and sticks. There is no project in sight that could "replace e-mail" (tm). We suggest to embrace and amend. Yes, it's a mess but it's also fun :)

Contrary to virtually all other messaging efforts we are engaging in a weird past-reality branching operation. Instead of moving forward we head back to past stages of techno-social development. And then we branch off to different realities aka: futures how we want them. Plurals.

Outlook/hotmail.com have been a bit out there on Mars, measured by more earthly e-mail standards. We just landed a PR that will bring users from these martian servers into Delta Chat orbit, to be released soon (tm). Congrats with all the landings today! :) github.com/deltachat/deltachat

Note that we consider us to just begin to get rolling and are still evolving the Rust/JS/Java/Swift/Python coding, translations, testing etc. We are aware of several shortcomings and are trying to address them. Any help welcome! github.com/deltachat or support.delta.chat

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Last month 32K installs happened through Google Play, another 70K installs from other counting stores plus many uncounted ones from F-Droid and direct apk downloads ... OMG, our servers are choking!1!! Just joking ... there are no Delta chat servers, and there is no spoon :)

RT @delta_chat@twitter.com

To be clear, we welcome these other efforts and startups. They all contribute to a lively e-mail ecosystem. It didn't all end with GMail :) There is a wild variety and diversity around e-mail. But please press for interoperability to avoid lock-in schemes and sustain competition!

🐦🔗: twitter.com/delta_chat/status/

To be clear, we welcome these other efforts and startups. They all contribute to a lively e-mail ecosystem. It didn't all end with GMail :) There is a wild variety and diversity around e-mail. But please press for interoperability to avoid lock-in schemes and sustain competition!

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Each of @heyhey@twitter.com @ProtonMail@twitter.com @TutanotaTeam@twitter.com @SpikeNowHQ@twitter.com come with their own apps *and* servers. By contrast, Delta Chat apps use the e-mail server of *your* choice and have provider-independent e2e-encryption through autocrypt.org - implemented also by other e-mail apps.

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I've been experimenting with @delta using a temp address. I'm impressed with the UX and and the unique way it resists censorship.

Je nützlicher Delta Chat als e-mail app wird (und wir verbessern das gerade stark) um so besser läßt sich die Zeit überbrücken, bis auch andere aus dem Kontaktkreis sich das mal installieren.

Cuba just suffered widescale internet outages for a few hours (seems to come back now), and Facebook/WA and other services were unreachable. However, folks could continue to use Delta Chat -- we know from some of our user feedback chats. Resilience does matter.

RT @vinifortuna@twitter.com

Internet in is down, starting at 12:05pm Cuba time.

From @caida_ioda@twitter.com:
ioda.caida.org/ioda/dashboard#

🐦🔗: twitter.com/vinifortuna/status

Since end 2020 @Facebook@twitter.com banned linking in FB posts to delta.chat stating "violation of community standards". Multiple people filed complaints but nothing happened, no responses, no explanations, nothing. Please help (RT/like or comment how to proceed). Thanks!

FTR @matrixdotorg@twitter.com is friendly competition to us as we have good personal relations with folks there. They propose a new system while we use the largest existing open communication system (email). We work with minimal funding while Matrix uses VC funding. May both succeed! :)

RT @heiseonline@twitter.com

FOSDEM: Wie Matrix das europäische Open-Source-Treffen ins Web brachte heise.de/news/FOSDEM-Wie-Matri

🐦🔗: twitter.com/heiseonline/status

Through our Android Play store address we are getting 3-4 messages per week, bypassing spam filters, that offer to sell us 5-star reviews. We delete these emails but are curious: do these folks actually deliver and magically arrange for durable 5-star reviews?

CORRECTION: Björn Petersen is @bj01n@twitter.com on twitter and r10s on github. Sorry everyone. Identities and handles are complicated 😅 But a universal identification system is worse 😜 We can be different people in different contexts and nobody should a-priori hold the power to correlate.

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Sidenote: most other messengers would have spent at least four separate blog posts for the new iOS features :) If you prefer more verbosity and engage with background ongoings: checkout support.delta.chat or join , thankfully managed by the good @freenodestaff@twitter.com

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Delta Chat for iOS is evolving only for one year, compared to 2-3 years Desktop and 4 years of Android developments, originally started by @r10s@twitter.com. End 2019 he migrated his devices to Apple to lead developments ... no surprise iOS is catching up greatly :) delta.chat/en/2021-02-04-ios-i

Some of the techno-philosophical underpinnings of our takes on decentralization are inspired by and well expressed in "Decentralization: An incomplete ambition" from @ntnsndr@twitter.com osf.io/m7wyj/ -- high recommend!

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