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No longer free for the common user

Comment by ruvenssgwilches
about Nylas Mail · Jun 2016 · 2 Helpful

So everything perfect has to come to an end, they just announced Nylas Pro, for 9$ per month for a non hosted email service, and with the rest of the email clients out there for free is kind of risky.

I think 1$ per month with the tracking features it would it be great, and willing to pay for it, they reply to my comment in twitter :

Yeah it seems the everybody is pushing for a lower price, what are they going to do with 9$? rent a Digital Ocean droplet per user?

They store all emails and passwords in their servers (security risk?). They host email storage. The sync engine can be hosted ourselves on a vps and use it for free. I am yet to learn the advantage of that over a a local email client.
And for the pro plan definitely not worth the price.

The thing is that currently you can't use the sync engine, since the code itself can't be compiled, which is a big issue just when they release the pro version.maybe is not intentional but it gives the impression like it does.

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Don't be fooled

about Nylas Mail · · 4 Helpful

Just because this software is open source doesn't mean it's secure. Nylas stores all your passwords and emails on their own servers by default in order to run their sync engine. What a retarded concept.

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Questionable architecture

about Nylas Mail · · 2 Helpful

N1 does not actually talk to IMAP/SMTP servers itself. It only talks to the "Nylas Sync Engine", which is their backend API, running on AWS. What this means to you is that by setting up your email account in N1, you're actually handing over your credentials to their backend, which will then talk to your mail service provider on your behalf. This is only briefly mentioned on their FAQ page, and you could easily miss it even if you read it; it is never clearly stated on either the N1 homepage, on its download page, or in the app itself.

I am also worried by the default option, which is as you describe. However, the Nylas Sync-Engine is open source, and can be run on your own server (including a virtual box server on your computer). So with some effort (following the steps described in the ReadMe here: https://github.com/nylas/sync-engine ) you can avoid handing your credentials to their backend.

But I agree that it isn't straight-forward.

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sophisticated

about Nylas Mail and Geary · ·

good interface, although a bit sluggish on older hardware (it's actually based on github's atom)
will probably get even better
works like geary, but has more options

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