Edison Mail Sync Bug Allowing Access to Other Users' Email Accounts [Updated]

Several users of popular email app Edison Mail this morning are reporting that they are able to see email accounts of other users within the iOS app. In what appears to be a major privacy breach, users report that after enabling a new sync feature, they have full access to these other email accounts.


The new sync feature was recently rolled out by Edison to allow connected email accounts to show up across all of your devices, but clearly something has gone significantly wrong with the feature.



Users have also reported being able to see that other devices are linked to their accounts, indicating that others are able to see their emails.


Edison has yet to reply to any of the tweets from users reporting the issue, but at this time it certainly seems advisable for Edison Mail users who have enabled the sync feature to delete their email accounts from the app.

While it's unlikely that users would be able to directly see the passwords of others' email accounts, affected users may still want to change the passwords on their email accounts for some added peace of mind until more details on exactly what the issue is surface.

Update 8:35 a.m.: Edison has started replying to users on Twitter to say that the company is "urgently working to resolve this technical problem" and has reverted the change that introduced the problem for a "small percent of our users" yesterday.

(Thanks, Chris!)

Tag: Edison

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2 weeks ago
Keep using these 3rd party email clients cause they look cool or offer a feature here or there that Apple's built-in app doesn't have! ;)
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2 weeks ago
From the website.


Privacy First. Always.
Your mail is encrypted during transport, and securely delivered to your phone. Plus, take advantage of the added security of Face ID and Touch ID.

At least your mail was securely transported to the other persons device!
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2 weeks ago
This is the nail in the coffin for Edison.
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2 weeks ago
And that's why I stay away from services that sync passwords, bookmarks, other stuff between devices, especially stuff from indie developers where who the hell knows data is being managed.

I guess one exception is iCloud.
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2 weeks ago


Keep using these 3rd party email clients cause they look cool or offer a feature here or there that Apple's built-in app doesn't have! ;)

This is why I would never use a client that isn't from one of the big three (Apple/Microsoft/Google). Not worth little surprises like this.
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