Bird Mail Email App is an email client for Android that uses the user’s email provider to send and retrieve messages

we do not collect personally identifiable information about you. Sensitive user information is only used to perform the basic functionality of the app, sending and receiving email. Bird Mail Email App does not automatically collect and send data to the developers of the app or any third party. 

Sensitive information is also not included in application logs unless this is enabled by the user.

The app requests the following privacy-relevant Android permissions:

Google User data: Google User data is only used to setup a account for Gmail using Gmail Authentication  We do not collect personally identifiable information about you, We do not store or share any data from your Gmail Account this permission is only required to Perform A Basic Email Client functionality for Receiving & Sending emails ,Mark Flag , Composing emails & Deleting emails from Gmail account (Deleting email from Gmail Account) is only done if you select to (Delete from server) option by enabling from the app setting page ).

  • Read/modify your Contacts
  • The names and email addresses in the user’s address book (contacts) are used to provide suggestions and auto-complete recipients when composing a message.
  • Read from/write to Storage (Photos/Media/Files)
  • The storage area is used to save attachments or export app settings. It can also be used to import app settings or select files to attach to a message the user is composing.

Network Communication

Full Internet Access

In order to connect to your email server, K-9 needs the ability to create and manage network connections. We do this with careful consideration for both battery life and security - only opening connections as needed.


External Storage Modification

Attachments and settings can be loaded and saved onto external storage. In order read and write these files we need access to do so.


Read Contacts

In order to mark e-mail that comes from your contacts and use your contacts to provide email address autocompletion, we need access to your contacts

Write Contacts

In order to note that a contact has been emailed we need write-access.

Control Vibration

One of the settings of K-9 is to vibrate on receiving an email. In order to do this we need control of vibration.

Prevent Device from Sleeping

When we are in the middle of downloading email we want to be able to finish sending / receiving that request.

Automatically Start on Boot

In order to pick up your email when the device is started we need to be able start on boot.

View Network State

In order to determine whether we should try and connect we need to be able to know the network state.

Read Sync Settings

In order to fetch contacts properly we need this permission