Looking for a Linux email client that works with Microsoft Exchange servers, Office365 or Outlook accounts? You’re far from alone. We regularly receive emails and tweets from Ubuntu users who want to know how to set-up a Microsoft Exchange account on Ubuntu so that they can access their work email, calendar, tasks and contacts. Many […]
This post, Hiri Lets You Access Microsoft Exchange Accounts on Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
A KMail bug has inadvertently sent PGP encrypted emails in plain-text — for the past four years! A flaw in the ‘Send it Later’ feature, introduced in Kmail 4.11, allows users to schedule the time and date that emails are sent. Unfortunately, the feature was incompatible with the client’s OpenPGP implementation. This resulted in encrypted emails […]
This post, KMail Bug Sent Encrypted Emails in Plain-Text — for 4 years, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Nylas N1 …Or is it Nylas Mail now? I can’t remember, and it doesn’t really matter because, we learn today, this cross-platform desktop email app is dead.
This post, Nylas Mail Is Dead, Jim, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
We go hands on with Trojita email app on Ubuntu, seeing how it compares to Thunderbird, and show you how to install it on Ubuntu, no PPA required.
This post, Trojita Is a Super Fast Desktop Email Client for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Dekko for Ubuntu Touch may be going nowhere, but the re-written, Snap-based version is really starting to shine. And better yet: it’s available for testing. Development snap builds of Dekko are available in the beta channel should you fancy following along with progress as its work towards a full stable release continues. Testing Dekko is made easier thanks to the recent introduction […]
This post, How to Install Dekko, The Converged Email App, on Ubuntu Desktop, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
The stylish desktop email client from Nylas is once again free to use, and has picked up a new name in the process. Nylas Mail is the new name for the open-source desktop app hitherto known as Nylas N1. Along with the new name comes a new icon and a new free plan for regular users. Nylas N1 Vs Nylas Mail Nylas […]
This post, Nylas Mail Client Is Now Free To Use (Again), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
There’s a new stable release of WMail, the app that describes itself as “the missing desktop client for Gmail”.
This post, Desktop Gmail App WMail Scores a Sizeable Update, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Do you remember a small little Ubuntu app called Unity Mail? A small app, it let you see the number of unread messages in your Gmail (or other webmail) account on the Unity launcher without the (comparative) hassle of setting up or running a fully fledged desktop e-mail app. Not ringing any bells? There’s a reason for that. We last mentioned Unity […]
This post, How To Install Unity Mail on Ubuntu 16.04, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Claws Mail 3.14.0 is the latest release of the lightweight GTK+ email client. Among its latest crop of changes is master passphrase support.
This post, Claws Mail 3.14 Released with Improved Password Security, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Wmail is a free, open source desktop client for Gmail and Google Inbox, available for Linux, Windows and Mac.
The application is built using Electron and is basically just a wrapper for the original Gmail / Google Inbox interface, on top of which it adds features like native desktop notifications, an unread email list in the tray / appindicator, support for multiple accounts and more.
What makes Wmail useful is the ability to have multiple Gmail accounts in one window, each with its own notification settings, while still using the Gmail or Google Inbox interface. Obviously this doesn’t mean you can’t use it with a single account.
Note that since Wmail is a wrapper for Gmail or Inbox, it doesn’t work offline.
- support for both Gmail and Google Inbox;
- login using OAuth;
- supports unlimited accounts;
- desktop notifications (notification bubbles and sounds);
- unread badge in the app sidebar;
- tray / indicator icon (with configurable read / unread color) that can display the number of unread emails and allows quick access to recent unread emails;
- account-specific notification settings: you can choose if you want to display the unread badge, unread emails in the tray, or show notifications. Also, the app allows filtering unread messages: all, inbox only, primary, or important messages;
- keyboad shortcuts;
- drag & drop, spellchecking support, custom account images, the app can be closed to the tray / AppIndicator, and more.
I should also mention that in my test under Ubuntu 16.04 (w/ Unity), I stumbled upon a pretty annoying bug: you can’t click anywhere inside the Wmail window when the tray / AppIndicator icon flashes. So if you receive a lot of emails at once (or if you add an account that has many unread emails), you’ll have to wait for the tray icon to stop flashing before being able to use the app.
I already reported this bug
and hopefully it will be fixed soon.
(download version 1.3.2 even though it’s a prerelease, since it comes with some Linux fixes)
To run it on Linux, simply extract the downloaded archive and double click on the “WMail” executable.
Report any bugs you may find @ GitHub