In this article, we will review MailSpring – an amazing email client for Linux. We will also go through the guide on how to install MailSpring on any Linux distribution.

A few years back an open-source email client called Nylas became sensational in the Linux community. People were just loving it. You may ask why? Because it was just amazing, the design was cool and the features were even cooler.

Unfortunately, the company behind the client decided to drop-out the project probably due to the financial constraints. However, few brave souls raised the project and forked it into what is known as now – MailSpring.

MailSpring inherited all the good looks and features of Nylas and it works like charm. It has features like.

Mailspring email client features

Installing MailSpring on Linux

MailSpring can be installed in two different ways. One is using the traditional .deb or .rpm package file. Second, you can use the snap build as well.

Installing on Ubuntu/Debian and derivatives

To install in these distributions, you need to get the .deb file which you can download from this link.

Download MailSpring (.deb)

Now simply install the mailspring.deb package file. For that you can use the software center and the command line.

To install through software center or any installer like gdebi, simply double click and it should open it up in the application. Now just click on the install button.

To install through command line, execute this command.

sudo dpkg -i mailspring.deb

Now search it in the application menu to start.

Installing on Fedora, Redhat, CentOS, etc

Similarly, the MailSpring email client can be installed on .rpm package-based distributions. For this, you have to download the package first.

Download MailSpring (.rpm)

You can double click on this .rpm file to install it through software center or you can use this command.

sudo dnf localinstall mailspring.rpm

Installing MailSpring as Snap

MailSpring is also available though snap app. So you can use the snap command to install it if your system has support for it.

sudo snap install mailspring

If your Linux distribution doesn’t have support then check out this: What is snap? How does it work and How to use it?

Watch Video guide on YouTube

Additionally, You can also watch a step-by-step video guide on YouTube to get a better understanding of it.


This was the guide about the MailSpring email client and how to install it in on your favorite Linux distribution. Let me know what you think about it in the comments and subscribe to the LinuxH2O Youtube channel. Till then, keep enjoying Linux.