So if you (as I) haven’t checked in with the free (but not open source) e-mail client since it launched on Linux back in 2019 now is a pretty good time to do so.
For those not already familiar with it, BlueMail is a cross-platform free email app compatible with multiple mail accounts, including those from web-mail providers like Google, Yahoo, FastMail, et al plus IMAP, SMTP, Exchange ActiveSync, EWS and POP3.
As the BlueMail app connects directly to a mail server (rather than copying your mail to its own server) users find it a viable solution to their mail tending needs across Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS.
BlueMail’s new look is showcased in this breezy video:
I have the latest version of BlueMail a spin on my Ubuntu 22.04 LTS installed it performed okay.
The UI does feel sluggish at times, especially when access the app’s Settings panel. A quick peek at the System Monitor show while it was running showed it was using a fair chunk of memory on my system, but not outrageously so.
As I mainly stick to FastMail and Gmail I’m not
Rob, an omg! reader, pinged me about this release, telling me: “Until the Thunderbird redesign in 2023 this is literally the only email client on Linux which can hold a candle to Outlook and actually looks nice. Even has a swish dark mode that changes with the system settings. Wayland compatible with ozone flags.”
The app does have a fair crop of features — which I, Monsieur Webmail won’t appreciate as much as some of you reading this — including an integrated calendar tool, contacts list, and even a Kanban style “later board” that lets you treat emails as tasks.
I can’t say it’s the best email client since sliced bread but it’s definitely worth looking at if you find yourself frustrated, limited, or underserved by other email clients out there.
Get BlueMail for Linux
Bluemail is free, but not open source software. You can install the latest version of the app from the Snap Store by running
sudo snap install bluemail. If you prefer traditional packages you can download BlueMail .deb and .rpm installers from the application’s website.