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Nylas Mail

The best email app for people and teams at work

  • Mac
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  • Online
  • Self-Hosted
Avg rating of 2.2 (5)| 7 comments

What is Nylas Mail?

Nylas Mail was superseeded largely by two forks - Mailspring icon Mailspring and Nylas Mail Lives.

Nylas Mail is an email client designed to be friendly and easy to use but also powerful and highly extensible.

It works "out of the box" with all the major email services like Gmail, Yahoo and iCloud and the lightweight interface and minimal design make it a breeze to work in.

Being built for extensibility makes Nylas Mail very powerful.

New features can be added by creating a plugin right from the interface, using a JavaScript based architecture that web developers can feel right at home with.

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Discontinued

On September 6, 2017 the company announced that customer support for Nylas Mail was no longer provided. The project was fully open-sourced and the repository can be found on GitHub. Last version of the program, 2.0.31, released in April 2017, can be still downloaded from the official website. https://www.nylas.com/blog/sunsetting-nylas-mail-development

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Nylas Mail Features

  1.  Sync with Google CalendarNylas Mail can be synchronized with Google Calendar
  2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
  3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsNylas Mail can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.

Nylas Mail information

  • Developed byNylas, Inc.
  • LicensingOpen Source (MIT) and Free product.
  • Written in
  • RatingAverage rating of 2.2
  • Alternatives24 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

GitHub repository

  •  24,711 Stars
  •  1,466 Forks
  •  1008 Open Issues
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Our users have written 7 comments and reviews about Nylas Mail, and it has gotten 58 likes

Nylas Mail was added to AlternativeTo by Ugotsta on and this page was last updated . Nylas Mail is sometimes referred to as N1, Nylas N1, Nylas.

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holytrousers
  
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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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satoshicamp
  
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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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tiborstujber
  
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Missising key-important ability to remove messages from trash is doing from Nylas Mail only the perfumed corpse in comparison to Thunderbird, K9-mail, Claws mail, Sylpheed and other full-featured mail clients I know - after trying Nylas I am very disappointed with it, and I delete this very pretty application. Will it finally wake up its developers after their century of sleep?

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jessestroster
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Project is dead and no longer maintained whatsoever. Please use a fork such as Mailspring

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3psilon
  
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Looks nice in theory: good UI, based on the modern Electron framework. Lots of features on paper.

It's been open-sourced by the developers but it's unsupported, left on its own.

I installed it but I was unable to connect a simple IMAP account with the very same settings that worked in Thunderbird.

I've been looking for a free alternative to Thunderbird - one that can access multiple accounts, handle a big email database, search fast etc.

This looked good but it's not working and unsupported. On the contrary, Thunderbird is time-tested and very stable. Even if the UI and its features are a bit outdated: it's working and it's open source!

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ruvenssgwilches
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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 :

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singularity

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ruvenssgwilches

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?

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singularity

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.

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ruvenssgwilches

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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lanzzz
  
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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.

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Srdgh

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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