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How to Install Nylas N1 Open Source Email Client on Linux

Nylas n1

Nylas N1 is an open source and extensible desktop email client developed by a small firm name Nylas. It’s available for Linux, Mac and Windows. The latest stable version, 0.4.49, was released on August 19, 2016.

Nylas N1 features a straightforward, modern and beautiful user interface. It’s compatible with Gmail, Microsoft hotmail, outlook, Yahoo mail, Microsoft exchange, AOL mail and also supports generic email servers.

Nylas N1 includes the following features out of the box:

  • Enriched contacts
  • Open and Click Tracking
  • Snooze
  • Send later
  • Quick relpy templates
  • Meeting requests
  • Send availability
  • Mail Merge
  • Translation
  • PGP encryption

Note: Your email will go through their servers. See privacy issues here. Use it at your own risk.

Install Nylas N1 Email Client on Ubuntu, Fedora

Go to the download page to download the latest version. You can also use the following command to download it in terminal.



Once it’s downloaded, open up a terminal window and navigate to the download folder. Run the below command to install Nylas N1.

Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint

sudo dpkg -i N1.deb

The installation will automatically create a source list file which contains the Nylas N1 repo.


sudo dnf install N1.rpm


sudo yum install N1.rpm


sudo zypper in N1.rpm

Arch Linux users can install it from AUR with Yaourt package manager.

yaourt n1

Once installed, you can start it from Unity Dash or your favorite application menu.

Nylas N1 open source email client

After clicking the Get Started button, Nylas N1 will introduce you to some of its features. Click Next.

Then you will see the following sign in page.

install nylas n1 email client on ubuntu 16.04

What you need to do now is to go to to create an account, then come back here an sign in with your newly created account.

Once you are signed in, choose your Gmail, Microsoft Exchange or other email account to set it up.

nylas n1 account setup

You can also select IMAP/SMTP Setup if you have your own email server.

nylas n1 IMAP smtp setup

You can choose one panel or two panels. Once that’s done, you can now using N1 to receive and send emails.

Nylas N1 email client

Would I use it as my daily email client? No, I have already set up my own email server and I really don’t want a company to manage it for me.

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