How to Setup Nylas N1 Open Source Mail Client on Modern Web

Hi All, today we are going to setup an awesome and beautiful Mail client on Linux Ubuntu 15 and CentOS 7 Desktops that is called Nylas N1. Nylas N1 is a new open source email client application licensed under GPLv3 which is created by Nylas. This is an extensible mail client that is now available for Linux, Mac and Windows based systems with a user friendly web interface as its designed by clean typography and delightful buttons that feels similar especially for gmail users. It supports rich plugins for different features that are built on fully-supported APIs that are end-to-end tested and compatible with hundreds of email providers, including Gmail, Yahoo, iCloud, Microsoft Exchange, and more. So it's easy to create new experiences and work flows around email using Nylas N1.

Installing Nylas N1 on CentOS 7:

The latest released package of Nylas N1 is available to download for cross platforms. We are going to install it on CentOS 7 Desktop. To download the RPM package you need to go Nylas N1 Dowload Page and copy its source link so that you use 'wget' command to get its package on your system using below command.

$ wget

Nylas rpm

Once the rpm package is downloaded, simply run the installation command using 'rpm' command with '-i' as shown below with sudo user.

$ sudo rpm -i N1-0.4.9.rpm

Installing Nylas N1 on Ubuntu 15:

The installation process of N1 Email client is simple, now we just need to download the Debian package for the N1 email client.Follow the download page of Nylas N1 and click on the N1.deb package your installation N1 Email client on your Ubuntu system.

Nylas Debian

After downloading the package go to the directory where you have downloaded the debian package and run the following command to install the package.

$ sudo dpkg -i N1.deb

Installing Nylas N1

Nylas N1 Application Setup:

Now you have successfully installed N1 Email client on your CentOS 7 and Ubuntu 15 Desktops. To launch the N1 client point to the 'Accessories' bar under Applications tab and click on the 'Nylas N1'.

Nylas N1 Launch

Welcome the Next Generation Email platform, Say hello and click on the Continue button.

Nylas setup

N1 is developed with modern web technologies, so the developers are welcome to add rich functionality to N1 with easy to use JavaScript.

N1 development

N1 has made possible using its Nylas Sysnc Engine that provides secured bank-grade encryption and a modern API layer for email,contacts and calenders. Let's click on the Get Started button to reveal its features.

Nylas Sync Engine

Now choose your email provider to use on Nylas Email Client, here I am going to use my gmail account.

Email Provider

In the next step you need to Allow access to Nylas Email Client for the basic information of you email account.

Allow access

That's it. You are all set and ready to use Nylas N1 Email Client.

N1 set

The uniqueness of Nylas is not that it is open-source or well designed. It’s that it’s extensible like a web-browser. New features, plugins and themes can be added to N1 easily. Developers can write extensions in JavaScript, React, NodeJS, Flux and Electron.

Click on the 'Install' button if you wish to install from the example plugins and click on the Start using N1.

N1 Plugins

Here you will get all your Gmail inbox sysnced with Nylas N1 and have access to your emails on N1 email client.

N1 email Client


We have you have enjoyed following this article and you will really find this a unique email client. N1 is designed to be hacked on and extended with plugins and extensions. The best thing about N1 is that it’s an open-source project. If a feature is missing,or something needs fixing anyone can dive in an play with the code. You choose your appropriate settings from its multiple available features or do some of its available plugins that best suits your needs to make N1 more important and good looking for you. Do not forget to share your thoughts and leave your valuable comments and suggestions.

Kashif Siddique 3:00 am

About Kashif Siddique

Linux Systems and Security Engineer in Information and Communication Technology. Results-driven ICT Professional and Open Source Geek with technical specialties in the area of Open Source Operating systems and Applications.

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