The unfortunate state of mobile mail clients

Recently, I started to search for a mail client for my iPad. The requirements were simple, it needed to be able to receive and sent e-mail, without much of a hassle. And it needed to do so in a manner that respects my freedom and privacy.

What ultimately started as a search for a mail client that met my needs and wishes, ended in an unfortunate surprise: I discovered that a lot of clients share either the credentials or messages – or a combination of those two, with a third party – in most cases the developer of the client.