The BlueMail email client is now available on Linux via the Snap store.
Not heard of BlueMail? If I’m honest I hadn’t either, but the website explains that BlueMail is a free (but not open source) cross-platform email client that works with leading web mail accounts like Gmail, Yahoo! Mail and Outlook.
BlueMail touts a “personalised inbox” using “automated filtering” to separate email from services and real people, while the ‘Unified folders’ feature lets you aggregate and organise mail arriving from different web mail accounts.
The app boasts support for IMAP, Exchange & POP3 as well as all the leading web-mail providers and private mail server configurations.
“With this expansion to Linux, BlueMail is now able to serve a large professional market. Users can benefit from a single, modern user experience across all of their devices without compromising on premium features, security, or privacy,” Blix Inc, makers of BlueMail say.
Until today I had never heard of this app or service — but I’m probably alone because the BlueMail Android app has over 5,000,000 installs (yes, 5 million), and there are iOS and Windows versions available too.
“We set out to make the best email experience from day one and the response from customers has been extremely positive. Developing a platform for Linux was the next step,” Dan Volach, co-founder at Blix, adds.
Although BlueMail is “free” to download and install for home users, there are a few restrictions, like being limited to ‘3 identities’. But nothing majorly off-putting or severely limiting.
Small business and enterprise folks may want to check out the service’s paid priority support and advanced feature set. “Pro” plans start at $5.99 a month.
Install BlueMail Email Client on Linux
You can install BlueMail on Ubuntu, Manjaro and other Snap-supported Linux distributions by running the following command:
sudo snap install bluemail
If you’re a Linux user who a) wants to avoid Snap apps but b) are keen to give a third-party access to your entire inbox, additional packaging formats are said to be on the way.