Bluemail is a free, universal email app for Windows, Linux, and Android. It allows users to manage multiple email accounts in the same app, from numerous mail providers. It’s an excellent email app, and in this guide, we’ll show you how to get started with it on Linux.
Install Bluemail on Linux
Bluemail is an application that does not come pre-installed on any modern Linux operating system. As a result, before we can show you how to set up email accounts on the app, we must demonstrate how to install it on Linux.
The Bluemail application can be installed on Linux in three different ways: via the Arch Linux AUR, the Snap app store, or via Wine. To get the app working on your system, open up a terminal window by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T or Ctrl + Shift + T on the keyboard and follow along with the command-line instructions below.
Arch Linux AUR
The Bluemail application is available for installation via the Arch Linux AUR. So, if you’re using Arch, you will have an easy time getting it working. The first step in the AUR installation for Bluemail is to install the “Base-devel” and “Git” packages. Using the Pacman command, get them installed.
sudo pacman -S git base-devel
Following the installation of “Git” and “Base-devel,” use the git clone command to download the latest version of the Trizen AUR helper.
git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/trizen.git
Move into the “trizen” folder and install it with makepkg.
Once the Trizen AUR helper is set up on your Linux PC, you can use it to install the Bluemail program on your Arch system with ease.
trizen -S bluemail
The developers behind the Bluemail application have brought their software to the Snap app store and think this is the best way for users to get the app up and running on their Linux system. Currently, the Snap store is the only place you can officially install it. Everywhere else is not officially supported.
Since Bluemail is available as a Snap, installing it is very simple. However, you must have the Snapd runtime enabled before attempting to install anything. To get Snapd working, follow this guide here.
When you’ve got the Snapd runtime working on your Linux system, you can easily install the Bluemail app from the Snap store with the following snap install command.
sudo snap install bluemail
Windows version via Wine
The Snap version of Bluemail is excellent, and it’s nice to see the app have a native Linux release. However, some Linux users cannot run Snap packages, as their distribution does not have support for Snapd. In this case, the only way to use Bluemail it through Wine.
To get Bluemail working in Wine, start out by following this guide here to install and set up the Wine runtime on your Linux PC. Then, when you’ve finished installing Wine, use a terminal window to download the latest Windows version of Bluemail.
When the Windows installer is done downloading, start it up inside of Wine with the wine command in a terminal.
Use the Windows Bluemail installer to get the app set up. Once the installation is finished, you will be able to access Bluemail via Wine in your app menu.
Set up Bluemail
Setting up Bluemail on Linux is refreshingly simple, thanks to the app’s user interface. To get started, launch the app on the Linux desktop. You can launch it by finding “Bluemail” in the app menu. Or by pressing Alt + F2, opening the quick launcher, and entering the command below.
With the Bluemail application open on your Linux PC, the set up can begin. Follow the step-by-step instructions below.
Step 1: When Bluemail opens, you will see a message on the screen. This message welcomes you to the app and instructs you to “add your account.” Click the blue button to do so.
Step 2: In the “Add your account” section of Bluemail, you will see a box that says “Email Address,” followed by several different “@” types.
Enter your email address in the box, and select the “@” address that matches your account. Then, click the “submit” button.
Step 3: After “submitting” your email address, a login screen will appear that corresponds with your email account. Enter your login information and click the login button to proceed.
Step 4: Once your account is logged into Bluemail, you will see a “You’re almost done” window. In this window, you’ll see a name for your account, followed by a description (usually Gmail, or whatever provider you choose).
At this point, select “Done” to continue with just this email account. Or, if you have another email account to add, select the “Add another account” button.