Install (Prospect Mail) Unofficial Outlook 365 Client on Ubuntu 18.04

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Microsoft Outlook is an communications platform from Microsoft that lets you connect and stay organized with your email, calendar, and contacts from a single application.

It allows teams and users to communicate and collaborate and, also integrates with Office 365.

For Linux users, the official Outlook app is not available. To get Outlook on Ubuntu and other Linux distributions, you’ll have to settle for a workaround app called Prospect Mail (an unofficial Outlook client for Linux).

prospect Mail  is an unofficial Microsoft Outlook client for Linux using Electron. It uses the Web App and wraps it as a standalone application using Electron.

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install Outlook client desktop app on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 desktops.

Microsoft Outlook brings users together to communicate and share so work can get done as quickly and efficiently as possible. Whether you’re a small or large enterprise, Outlook can help your team communicate and collaborate. and these conversations will be available on the desktop, mobile devices and everywhere you have Outlook installed.

For more about Prospect Mail, visit its homepage.

Some of the features you get with Prospect Mail:

  • Receive your Outlook OWA MS Office 365 online from the desktop app
  • Close to minimize
  • Dock tray support
  • System notification

When you’re ready to install Prospect Mail for Linux follow the steps below

Install Prospect Mail (Outlook Client) via Snap

Prospect Mail (Outlook) can also be installed via Ubuntu snap package management… This might be the quickest way to install Prospect Mail. Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully.

To install via Snap, run the commands below

sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd
sudo snap install prospect-mail

When you’re done, Prospect Mail should be installed and ready to use… To launch it, go to the Activities Overview and search Prospect Mail and launch it.

Prospect Mail Ubuntu

When it opens, type in your Outlook’ email address and password to logon.

Outlook Ubuntu Install

You can begin to send and receive email from your desktop without having to logon online.

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That’s it!

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Prospect Mail for Linux on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04.

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  1. Is there a way to organize folders and subfolders however you wish, or will they only be organized alphabetically?

  2. Hi.
    Is there an Outlook mail client for Ubuntu Linux based x86-32 machine?

  3. Is there a way to install or plug in a spell check

  4. My installation is stuck at: Automatically connect eligible plugs and slots of snap “prospect-mail”
    Any ideas? Thanks!

  5. it there is a organization mode
    when i enter my gmail account
    he cant accept

    please help me

  6. How do I open it? I don’t have an activities overview.

    Thank you

  7. how to make default mailing as Prospect mail.?

  8. it seems to just open a browser window, nothing more. And hangs when you try to go to your account settings. You’d better off just using your browser

  9. Adrian Challinor

    It seems to only connect to a Microsoft hosted exchange server. We use servers from a different supplier. Normally, on failing to connect to the Microsoft exchange server, I get asked to connect manually and specify the domain. This does not happen.

  10. Thanks

  11. Run This Command, I am Faced same problem finally i got it, ofter command excusition

    apt install apt-transport-https

  12. It’s installed on my Ubunu 20.04.
    I search prospect in activities. It ask me to logon. So far all ok.
    But No I ‘maximized’ an email for better readability.
    How can I close just this screen? Everythin I close now closes the app.

    I access my laptop through XRDP.

  13. thats just the web app… open a browser tab. this is not an actual desktop based application

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