Mailspring is a cross-platform desktop email client that features modern look and feel with support for Gmail labeling, snoozing, reminder and more. Although most people don’t use email clients on Linux machines, this one is a great program to have when using Ubuntu or other supported Linux desktops.
This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to install Mailspring email client on Ubuntu 16.04 / 17.10 and 18.04 desktop.
There are two version of Mailspring: Free and Paid.
The free version supports all IMAP providers, including Gmail, Office 365 and iCloud, but doesn’t support Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync. The paid version adds more features that are not available to users using its free version.
If you’re just going to be using the client to send and receive emails, then the free version should be more than enough.
Below are two options available when installing Mailspring on Ubuntu desktops. You can select either one to get it installed.
Option #1: Install its DEB Package
To install Mailspring using its DEB package, simply go to this link below and select the DEB version. 64-bit should be good if your system supports it. Then download it to your desktop (usually to the Downlaods foldero of your Home directory).
Download and save the file to your desktop. usually in the ~/Downloads folder of your Home directory.
After downloading, navigate to your Downloads folder, then right-click the downloaded file and select Open With Software Install
When Ubuntu Software opens, click Install to begin the installation.
That should prompt you to type and confirm your password before the installation can continue. When you’re done, Mailspring should be installed and ready to use. To launch it, go to the Activities Overview and search Mailspring and launch it.
Option #2: Install Mailspring Snap Package
Mailspring can also be installed via Ubuntu snap package management. This might be the quickest way to install Mailspring.
To install via Snap, run the commands below
sudo apt install snapd sudo snap install mailspring
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