In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Prospect Mail on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Microsoft has yet to release a native Linux client for its Outlook email service. 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) powered by Electron.
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 the step-by-step installation of the Prospect Mail Unofficial Outlook 365 Client 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.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
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.
Prospect Mail Feature
- Receive your Outlook Microsoft 365 online from the desktop app
- Close to minimize
- Dock tray support
- System notification
- Connect to standard or custom outlook URL
Install Prospect Mail 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 Prospect Mail on Ubuntu 20.04.
To install Prospect Mail, simply use the following command:
sudo apt install snapd sudo snap install prospect-mail
Step 3. Accessing Prospect Mail on Ubuntu.
Once successfully installed, go to the Activities Overview and search Prospect Mail and launch it:
Then, with the app open, you will see a login screen. This screen says, “Sign in.” Enter your email address and press the blue “Next” button at the bottom.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Prospect Mail. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Prospect Mail alternative Outlook 365 client on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Prospect Mail website.