FINALLY! A Good Email Client in Linux – Mailspring

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In this video we overview the best email client in Linux. Mailspring is a free and open source email application that is available to download via a snap/flatpack as well as in the AUR.



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  • Luis V
    Posted at 13:39h, 01 March

    I've noticed the blue light from your computer screen makes you look like a white walker from Game of Thrones. Other than that great video I've been meaning to get away from Thunderbird's super outdated UI.

  • Rohan Leander
    Posted at 13:55h, 01 March

    So will this be a good alternative to thunderbird?

  • unknown user
    Posted at 13:58h, 01 March

    am still new to linux, so don't laugh,
    Is it possible to use the mailspring account as daily driver, like using it in shopping website and so on?

  • Allen DeWitt
    Posted at 13:59h, 01 March

    4:04 Dog Break

  • K3ppi
    Posted at 14:03h, 01 March

    Pro version 8 dollar/ month

  • wertiop
    Posted at 14:14h, 01 March

    I had this client a few months ago and it used to suck my batter empty no matter what settings I chose. It was always amongst the top 5 cpu intensive processes in htop

  • Shoaib Khan
    Posted at 16:31h, 01 March

    Ubuntu's snapstore is the worst!
    Today i installed blender with it and it freezes the whole damn os after using blender for a few minutes but when i downloaded the tar xz file from their website there was no issues at all.
    Ubuntu should fix this.

  • The Bets
    Posted at 16:34h, 01 March

    Linux keeps getting better, I love it. I had used MailSpring a while back but switched back to Thunderbird, now that it is fully open source maybe I'll switch back but I got used to Thunderbird even though its pretty old fashion and ugly.

  • downeyjr
    Posted at 16:40h, 01 March

    Just started playing around with this email client yesterday. Really dig it so far – but I'm running into a syncing issue with icloud. This seems to have been a problem for awhile now and looking for a workaround led me to this video… anyone else encounter this, or can suggest a workable solution?

  • Malaclypse
    Posted at 16:59h, 01 March

    my favorite's still claws mail

  • sahafiec
    Posted at 17:12h, 01 March


  • Thiago
    Posted at 17:27h, 01 March

    does it support 2 factor auth?

  • zoo8music
    Posted at 17:56h, 01 March

    Calendar Support -Nope.
    How is an email client good and exists in 2021 without any form of calendar support? Am I the only one using calendars to manage my schedule?

  • BlackWorm
    Posted at 19:41h, 01 March

    Mailspring is not the only good email client for Linux.
    Ever tried BlueMail?

  • Akif Sınmaz
    Posted at 20:26h, 01 March

    I know that mail application and haven't got great memories. Especially caching property was not properly like. Also UI is great between other clients.

  • SPiRiT
    Posted at 22:05h, 01 March

    As for the GUI part, it looks sweet. But I bet it has privacy issues; for example that "Link Tracking" feature and the auto-translation, it's a big no-no for me.
    I'm totally happy with Thunderbird, but I wish I could try other mail clients. Unfortunately, I need BiDi support (right-to-left typing) which works properly only on Thunderbird 😢 You're lucky not to have this bidi challenge!

  • Herman Alonso Barrantes Víquez
    Posted at 22:53h, 01 March

    I used it for a long time, however I recently uninstalled it.
    At random times, a process that eats all the ram would start running.
    I think it is an Eletron related issue.

  • Art
    Posted at 22:57h, 01 March

    I'll probably wait until I don't need a mail spring account. Looks promising.

  • Matt Gallimore
    Posted at 23:12h, 01 March

    Definitely checking this out. Another great video sir.

  • techm
    Posted at 23:47h, 01 March

    I find read receipts creepy. Also I didn't find evolution to be bad as an email client…

  • Duane Dyer
    Posted at 23:53h, 01 March

    MailSpring is a lot zippier than Thunderbird. I really wanted to like it. It lacks a Calendar function, which I can deal with, but it groups emails into GMail-style threads (which I strongly dislike) and there is no option to disable that.

  • Matt Weber
    Posted at 03:22h, 02 March

    Definitely going to give this a go… Thunderbird on Manjaro sucks

  • Mark Holle
    Posted at 04:11h, 02 March

    I used Mailspring in Deepin and UbuntuDDE. I loved the interface and the elegance. But it was extremely slow to load with those distributions and I had difficulties connecting my Office 365 work account. I finally went back to Thunderbird. It was a disappointment since I liked what the developers built.

  • Willa Jabir
    Posted at 04:48h, 02 March

    Yep….They don't store your emails on their server, is correct. But it sure looks like they collect all the metadata from the emails which is valuable data. And if I block access to their site using my host file, then the client didn't work on free (non Pro) usage.

  • Sabbir Ahamed Maruf
    Posted at 04:59h, 02 March

    So is this better than thunderbird? What do you think?

  • AstroClipsChannel
    Posted at 06:45h, 02 March

    Does it work with Protonmail and Tutanota?

  • Newman Ident
    Posted at 10:24h, 02 March

    browsers work just fine for checking mails.

  • drake!
    Posted at 10:55h, 02 March

    what's wrong with thunderbird?

  • The Triankh
    Posted at 12:35h, 02 March

    Could you compare this to Evolution, Geary & Thunderbird?

  • zakaria chahboun
    Posted at 16:22h, 02 March

    Thanks for sharing

  • TheCyrilbaby
    Posted at 16:34h, 02 March

    Using Mailspring on a KDE based system requires you to use gnome keyrings which is quite frustrating otherwise a good mail client.

  • TechHut
    Posted at 17:37h, 02 March

    I just realized this is my 300th video! 🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯

  • im3sixty
    Posted at 18:01h, 02 March

    Hi, quick question, all the email and url tracking features are neat but is that data left on the client or is it data mine by Mailspring servers? Sounds like it might due to the mailspring account.. if you dont signup with mailspring would the tracking still work? Thank you.

  • Danny J Estrada
    Posted at 20:38h, 02 March

    Mailspring is my go-to email client in all my boxes.

  • The Linux-hanny
    Posted at 22:50h, 02 March

    Now i use it after my experience with bluemail. I love how it looks and some features are very cool. I miss a calender, and and i hope the feature will come soon as promised.
    I made some themes for Mailspring, you can find in the themes tab in the Forum.