How To Install MailSpring on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install MailSpring on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install MailSpring on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Mailspring is a free desktop email client, available for Windows, Mac OS, and Linux. Mailspring with modern features like unified inbox, snoozing, reminders, templates, offline search, and support for Gmail labels. It is free and supports all IMAP providers, including Gmail, Office 365, and iCloud. It also consists of a Pro Version which adds even more features into the already feature-rich application.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of MailSpring on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint or elementary OS.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues
  • A non-root sudo useror access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install MailSpring on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing MailSpring on Ubuntu 20.04.

  • Install Mailspring using Snap package.

Mailspring can easily be installed by using a Snap, Now installing using the following commands:

sudo snap install mailspring
  • Install Mailspring from the official page.

Now we download the Mailspring email client .deb package from its official Website using wget command:

sudo dpkg -i mailspring-1.9.2-amd64.deb

Next, install .deb files using the following command:

sudo apt install mailspring-1.9.2-amd64.deb
sudo apt install -f

Step 3. Accessing Mailspring on the Ubuntu system.

Once successfully installed, you can find it in the list of your installed applications or you can launch the Mailspring using the snap command:

mailspring

Congratulations! You have successfully installed MailSpring. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing MailSpring on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official MailSpring website.

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