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Kostya leaves Aqua Mail
« on: April 02, 2019, 12:49:03 pm »
Two and a half years ago Aqua Mail became a member of the MobiSystems family of apps. With it the company gained not only the best Android mail client, but also an invaluable team member in the face of Kostya. Through the combined efforts of him and the company, Aqua Mail grew in popularity and feature set.

Unfortunately, we have to announce that Kostya will be leaving Aqua Mail due to personal reasons. Everyone at MobiSystems is thankful for his many contributions and wishes him the best of luck in future endeavors.

Aqua Mail will stay in the MobiSystems family and we will continue to develop it as one of our flagship products.

nadir husain

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Re: Kostya leaves Aqua Mail
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2019, 12:52:55 pm »
A truly sad day. A real genius and an icon has departed. As a fan of Kostya I wish him well and the best of luck in whatever he does. Farewell!!

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Re: Kostya leaves Aqua Mail
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2019, 12:55:16 pm »
yes it's sad ..... good luck to Kostya ...

Kostya Vasilyev

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Re: Kostya leaves Aqua Mail
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2019, 01:11:10 pm »
Hello everyone. Just want to add a few words.

The reasons for my leaving are purely personal, and my departure was entirely and mutually amicable.

I know we (MobiSystems people + myself) did good work together over these 2 1/2 years.

At the same time, I'm absolutely sure that the app will continue to improve.

Nadia, Slavi and others at MobiSystems did quite well on the most recent release (1.19), it was made without my participation at all. I'm sure they'll do even better and better as time goes on.

Last but not least - thank you all dear users (forum users, but not only) for your continued interest in the app over these years.

Fun history bit:

The project started when Email app on my Galaxy I9100 uploaded a few hundred copies of a single sent message into the mail server's Sent folder... I just wanted to see if I'd be able to do better than that :)
« Last Edit: April 02, 2019, 01:13:52 pm by Kostya Vasilyev »
Creating debug logs for diagnostics: https://www.aqua-mail.com/troubleshooting/

The official FAQ: https://www.aqua-mail.com/faq/

Лог-файлы для диагностики: https://www.aqua-mail.com/ru/troubleshooting/

Вопросы и ответы: https://www.aqua-mail.com/ru/faq/

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Re: Kostya leaves Aqua Mail
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2019, 02:02:39 pm »
While coming somewhat late to the Aqua Mail fan club, I do truly appreciate the work that Kostya has done with this project. And he's been very helpful to me when I was just trying to figure out all the things that could be configured. He will certainly be missed.

Kostya- I will you well and good health in the future. Thanks for all you did.

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Re: Kostya leaves Aqua Mail
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2019, 06:59:08 pm »
@Kostya Thank you for your hard work. And good luck!

Hope that MobiSystems won't destroy the app next years. Even now, you don't get a reasonable answer when you ask about Changelogs.

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Re: Kostya leaves Aqua Mail
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2019, 07:04:39 pm »


Hope that MobiSystems won't destroy the app next years. Even now, you don't get a reasonable answer when you ask about Changelogs.
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I don't think we are going to see any significant  feature developments in Aquamail. Kostya was the man in charge. I don't believe Mobisystems have the technical wherewithal  to take this app forward. At best we can hope they maintain it. I see a drop on number of users as other apps move ahead and Aquamail stagnated. So sad!

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Re: Kostya leaves Aqua Mail
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2019, 08:10:53 pm »
@Kostya Thank you for your hard work. And good luck!

Hope that MobiSystems won't destroy the app next years. Even now, you don't get a reasonable answer when you ask about Changelogs.
Yes, that's true. The ransparency and openness unfortunately suffered a lot. Also, there is virtually no interaction with the community anymore.
It's a pity, but it was to be expected.

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Re: Kostya leaves Aqua Mail
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2019, 08:13:00 pm »
and this news coincides with the release of spark email app for Android, amazing!

nadir husain

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Re: Kostya leaves Aqua Mail
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2019, 08:15:10 pm »
@mikeone and @parisgeek are the two most significant contributors  to this forum. Hope they can continue to hold the fort .

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Re: Kostya leaves Aqua Mail
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2019, 08:51:19 pm »
@mikeone and @parisgeek are the two most significant contributors  to this forum. Hope they can continue to hold the fort .
Yes. A tip of the ol' phred hat to both of them.

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Re: Kostya leaves Aqua Mail
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2019, 10:28:03 pm »
@mikeone and @parisgeek are the two most significant contributors  to this forum. Hope they can continue to hold the fort .
Yes. A tip of the ol' phred hat to both of them.

Thanks for your honors.

Our both participation (and some others here in forum) was based on a great and respectful relationship.

I think we benefited from each other: Kostya has received some feedback from the user's side and we have been able to share our own ideas in developing a fantastic app.

On the other hand, we have tried to support Kostya in the time-consuming user support and therefore relieve him (a bit) for the actual development work.

We will all miss him very much. Kostya, thanks for an outstanding great job you did. My friend, I wish you the very very best, good luck and above all, health for the future.


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Re: Kostya leaves Aqua Mail
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2019, 10:31:51 pm »
Well, this was expected, such diplomatic answer is a typical political (pointless) announcement and I am also very sad that this community's spirit is gone & over.

However as I have seen Kostya -s activity in one other, kind of related group, so I hope that we will soon see some new stuff coming. :)

Kostya - all the best!
« Last Edit: April 02, 2019, 10:33:55 pm by ksuuk »

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Re: Kostya leaves Aqua Mail
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2019, 01:39:17 am »
However as I have seen Kostya -s activity in one other, kind of related group, so I hope that we will soon see some new stuff coming. :)
Could you let us in on where this was?

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Re: Kostya leaves Aqua Mail
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2019, 01:40:15 pm »
Sadly, I think this is the beginning of the end for AM.  It's sad....


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