Docs say this mail client does not connect directly via IMAP & SMTP:
One of the key reasons we were able to develop this app quickly was that it uses the Nylas Platform APIs, powered by our open source sync engine. This moves the complexity of mailsync to the server infrastructure.
So if you're concerned about your emails going through a 3rd party cloud, better pass on this one.
You can run the server yourself if you don't want your email passing through a 3rd party server. I don't know how easy that is yet, though. It probably isn't something the normal user would want to deal with.
From the FAQ page:
I don’t trust anyone with my email. Can I run N1 and the API server myself? Yes! See the README for full instructions on setting up the sync engine, API, and N1 on your local machine. You can run everything locally and even develop plugins without using a single Nylas Platform service.
Does all the email go through their servers or is this a kind of IMAP/SMTP client?
Oh shit, this looks awesome! I'm gonna try this in the morning though, haha. With mailinabox and this, I'm having a fantastic email year!
If I can connect my work Exchange account I'm set! Super excited about this. Has there been an open source attempt at email before? Thunderbird for Gnome/Linux?
Wow. Aside from full screen being a little weird, this is really great.
Download button only connects to an email connector that promises a download link.
The email you receive is "signup confirmation for a waiting list."
Marketing genius!!! :rollseyes:
Are you fucking kidding me?
OK, now where's the download link?
I have so many concerns about the decision making behind this app already.
Holy moly. This looks great. If it offers the kind of Gmail functionality it advertises, I imagine this getting very popular.
Looks nice, maybe not enough to get me to move from Unibox, but still a nice go. Marketing site is nice as well.
At the moment I'm having issues adding more than 2 mail accounts. IMAP/SMTP accounts just vanish. For gmail accounts I'm getting an API error. Anyone else?
Is this a native app or some wrapper? They stress the extensibility via JS, so I guess it's something like Atom? How does the UI feel like?
I haven't had a chance to try the UI and see how well it performs, but I imagine it will be great since they used React/Flux.
It uses Electron (used to be called Atom Shell), so it's basically a Chromium wrapper, yes.
Syncing email is slow for me, but I talked to the N1 team and they are sorting out server load issues with so many signups. The UI and experience is beautiful thus far!
Can't wait to try it out. Looks phenomenal.
I just stumble onto this, looks very promising + it's open source. Awesome!