Connecting over email service using the internet connection is not a new thing, it has been there for decades. And to use this service an email account is often a prerequisite for logging in and receiving messages. Whereas various E-mail clients help us to smoothly manage our emails, especially if we have multiple e-mail accounts. Out of such clients, one is Mailspring. It is a free and open-source mail client with all the basic functions you want, however, if that is not enough the pro version of the Mailspring is available for Linux such as Ubuntu 20.04/Debian/CentOS, etc, macOS, and Windows… These include pro functions such as later sending, extensive contact profiles, and link tracking.
Being an email client it can handle multiple e-mail accounts and collects incoming e-mails in a common inbox. Mailspring supports IMAP / SMTP accounts and can manage mails from various services such as Gmail, G Suite, Yahoo, iCloud, Fast Mail Microsoft Office 365. Exchange accounts, however, are currently not supported. Touch gestures and keyboard shortcuts (which can be customized) can be used for control. Furthermore, the e-mail client can handle receipts and offers a quick search.
- Steps to install MailSpring email client on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
Steps to install MailSpring email client on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
There are two simple ways to install MailSpring on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS or other versions such as Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, 21.04, and 18.04 LTS; one is using SNAP and the other is with the help of its executable Debian binary available on the official website.
Run system update
Before continuing further let’s once run the APT system update command to make sure everything is up to date.
sudo apt update
Install MailSpring using SNAP
Now, as we know all the latest Ubuntu Linux systems are coming out of the box with SNAP, hence we don’t need to install it manually. Just use the same to fetch the packages we required for the installation of the Mailspring email client.
sudo snap install mailspring
To uninstall in the future: (optional)
sudo snap remove mailspring
Use GUI – Ubuntu 20.04 Software Center
Alternatively, you can simply open the GUI Ubuntu Software application, and search for this email client. Once you find it, select the same to install.
Another way to set this email client is using the already compiled binary in Deb format, available on the download page of the MailSpring website.
Open Command terminal
Of course, just like for the Snap command, we also need the terminal to easily download and install the packages. Hence, press CTRL+ALT+T.
Download MailSpring Linux Deb packages
On your command terminal run the below-given commands to download the latest version of the Mailspring for Linux.
sudo apt install wget -y wget https://updates.getmailspring.com/download?platform=linuxDeb -O mailspring.deb
Command to Install Mailspring on Ubuntu 20.04
Finally, we have the required package, simply either use the
dpkg command or APT package manager to install the downloaded binary.
sudo apt install ./mailspring.deb
Run the email client
Once the installation is completed, go to Application launcher and there find the “Mailspring” when its icon appears select the same to open.
If you have an email account with Mailspring then use that otherwise we can go for an existing mail account with Gmail, Yahoo, and others… Here we are showing the steps for Gmail, however, the procedure will be the same for others.
Skip Mailspring ID
Select the Email account you want to connect to. Here we are going for Gmail.
You will see a login link to Gmail. Copy and paste the same into your system web browser. And after that log in to your email account. But don’t close the Mailspring application while doing this.
Uninstall or remove Mailspring
If you don’t require this open-source email client on your Ubuntu Linux anymore, run the given command to uninstall it.
sudo apt autoremove --purge mailspring