Nylas N1, an alternative client to Thunderbird

Nylas N1 Since Mozilla announced that would reduce supports to Thunderbird, many are the clients who have tried or are trying to gain a foothold in the market and in the world of distributions. Hence, we are talking today about one of the most unknown but at the same time most interesting clients that I've seen lately.

Nylas N1 is the name of this email client that offers almost the same or more than Thunderbird, although if what you are looking for is simplicity, this email client is what you are looking for. Nylas N1 is a simple client, with a visual appearance very similar to Mac Mail and multi platform. Indeed, Nylas N1 is a client that can be installed on Windows, Mac OS and Gnu / Linux, making it ideal for those who work with several computers with several different operating systems every day.

Furthermore Nylas N1 is open to the developer community. The software is Open Source So in addition to being able to modify what we want, we can also create special plugins that give new functions to the mail client. This is important because will allow us to include any function, either security or any other type of functionality without having to wait for the decisions of a large foundation or company.

Nylas N1 will support totally free plugins

Needless to say, Nylas N1 is compatible with the main email services, that is, we will be able to use our gmail, outlook, yahoo, iCloud, Microsoft Exchange accounts, etc ... Now, we will not be able to use IMAP accounts or SMTP mail, old protocols that few of us use in our day to day life.

In order to install this client is our system, we must first have a distribution that use Deb package or failing that, know how to pass deb packages to other platforms. Once this is over, we go to this link and we download the deb package. The rest you will know what to do, but start with the command

sudo aptitude install n1.deb

Personally I was surprised by this client because it is one of the most beautiful and simple clients that I have found for Gnu / Linux, so much so that one of the most similar clients that I have seen is the one used in Elementary OS, a system that seeks beauty. In terms of functionality, the truth is that it offers the same as Thunderbird, at least what many users use daily What do you think? What do you think of Nylas N1?


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  1.   manuel said

    I have installed it on Debian KDE, and it works perfect. I have added gmail and the experience is totally different from Thunderbird.

    Thanks for the recommendation.

    And on the other hand, my congratulations for 2016. Go ahead, Linuxadictos! :-)

  2.   mlopez said

    Interesting article. The only thing I would like to know is what, according to you, the protocols are currently used to send and receive mail. Especially from "extra" mobile devices, such as laptops, tablets, etc.
    Greetings.

    1.    rubelman said

      Hello, I got this error. Can somebody help me. Thanks

      dpkg: error processing N1.deb (–install):
      package architecture (amd64) does not match system (i386)
      Errors were encountered while processing:

  3.   jflo said

    What a pity it is only in 64bits!

  4.   giggleguttsSomeone said

    "Now, we will not be able to use IMAP accounts or SMTP mail, old protocols that few of us use in our day to day life."
    Well it will be in a parallel reality

    1.    superlative said

      Certain. I also have a company account with an IMAP account and I see that N1 allows you to configure it, what I don't get is that it accepts the data that other clients do. He keeps thinking and ends up saying that the time has been exceeded, I don't know where the error is.

  5.   Someone said

    Free? Not at all.

    You shall not sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit, create derivative works from, or otherwise exploit any Content or third party submissions or other proprietary rights not owned by you, (i) without the consent of the respective owners or other valid right, and (ii) in any way that violates any third party right.

  6.   Jose Luis said

    (Someone)
    according to the license if it is free, other than being the typical troll window $$$$$ ero that wants to annoy as usual :)
    here the link of the N1 license
    https://github.com/nylas/N1/blob/master/LICENSE.md

  7.   Alvaro said

    Very good in design and configuration but in kubuntu 14.04 it gives me problems. An excessive use of cpu and ram, that without counting the occasional crash of the system. Installed and uninstalled. I'll stick with Thunderbird and Geary. A shame because it looks very good.

    1.    Someone said

      Typical troll window $$$$$ ero?
      You are no more foolish because you do not train.

      The free license is from N1, the nylas software web extension (and this is not free at all, what I copied before is from your license). And the N1 doesn't work without nylas.
      Read it yourself, if you can read, of course: https://nylas.com/terms/

      1.    unsigned char * said

        You confuse service with software: https://www.nylas.com/N1/faq

  8.   Fabian Alexis said

    the design is not completely adapted to Plasma, and what I don't like about nylas is that all emails go through their private server, which is neither opensource, nor does it appear that they intend to open it so as not to "damage trusts".

  9.   Camilo Olivares said

    Excellent contribution, thunderbird did not convince me, and geary did not recognize my imap account. Everything working ok with Nylas on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

  10.   Alex Rodriguez said

    Excellent, I was looking for something like that for a long time, thank you very much friend.

    Greetings.

  11.   Julio Falcon Lucero said

    By far, Thunderbird is still a better option, Nylas forces you to be connected to its network, it does not have options to filter emails, there is no integration with calendars, it shows you the emails just like gmail, the entire chain of related emails in one alone, difficult to know which is the last, the previous, the first ... Interesting, but it lacks a lot, they do not have plugins yet, it stays stuck, it takes up a lot of memory, it opens dozens of instances ... uninstalling Nylas Mail ... we will have to go back to try in some time more.