The objective is to install Mailspring on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux.

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: - Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux


Privileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via sudo command is required.


  • # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
  • $ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Other Versions of this Tutorial

Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa)


Install Mailspring using Snap

The easiest way to install Mailspring on Ubuntu 18.04 is by using snap. Open up terminal and enter:
$ sudo snap install mailspring
All done.
Mailspring email client install on Ubuntu 18.04
Mailspring email client install on Ubuntu 18.04 using snap

Install Mailspring from the official DEB package

Install Prerequisites

We will be using gdebi to install Mailspring package on our system. gdebi ensures that there are no hassles during the installation as it will also automatically fetch all package prerequisites. In case gdebi is not installed yet on your system you can install it by:
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install gdebi-core wget

Download Mailspring Package

Next step is to download the Mailspring installation package:
$ wget -O ~/mailspring.deb "https://updates.getmailspring.com/download?platform=linuxDeb"
After execution of the above command you should find the Mailspring's installation package within your home directory:
$ ls ~/mailspring.deb 

Install Mailspring

Lastly, use the gdebi command to install Mailspring on Ubuntu 18.04. When prompted answer y:
$ sudo gdebi ~/mailspring.deb
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree        
Reading state information... Done
Reading state information... Done
Requires the installation of the following packages: build-essential dpkg-dev fakeroot g++ g++-7 gcc gcc-7 gconf-service gconf-service-backend gconf2 gconf2-common gir1.2-gnomekeyring-1.0 git git-man libalgorithm-diff-perl libalgorithm-diff-xs-perl libalgorithm-merge-perl libasan4 libatomic1 libc-dev-bin libc6-dev libcilkrts5 liberror-perl libfakeroot libgcc-7-dev libgconf-2-4 libglib2.0-dev libglib2.0-dev-bin libgnome-keyring-common libgnome-keyring0 libitm1 liblsan0 libmpx2 libpcre16-3 libpcre3-dev libpcre32-3 libpcrecpp0v5 libpython-stdlib libquadmath0 libsecret-1-dev libstdc++-7-dev libtsan0 libubsan0 linux-libc-dev make manpages-dev pkg-config python python-minimal python2.7 python2.7-minimal zlib1g-dev 

The best email app for people and teams at work
 The best email app for people and teams at work
Do you want to install the software package? [y/N]: y

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Start Mailspring

To start Mailspring application you can either run:
$ mailspring
from your terminal or search your start menu:
Click on Mailspring icon to start the application
Search for the mailspring keyword. Click on the Mailspring icon to start the application.
Configure mailspring email client
Hit get Started to configure Mailspring
Maillspring configuration wizard
Follow the configuration wizard to finish the Mailspring installation on Ubuntu 18.04
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