Trying Nylas N1 email client.



  • Hello!

    Just saw some old threads of people giving a try to the Nylas N1 client, and instead of necroposting, just decided to start a new thread.

    I'm just trying to use the N1 client, as an alternative to Thunderbird under Ubuntu 16.04. Since the client and the sync-engine are open source, i thought it would be nice to manage it myself and have both the client and sync-engine compiled from sources and running locally.

    Just got the client working, but as you know it by defaults connect to Nylas own sync-engine. I was wondering, since the engine it is open source, if someone knows if there's a community-made connector to include Exchange support, since now it is the reason i'm not putting effort on hosting my own sync-engine.

    I like the client, but i think the price of the subscription fee it is a bit expensive, and think a completely free alternative including Exchange integration would be awesome.

    Thanks in advance.



  • That was me, I used it for a while.



  • Nylas N1 was synced to Exchange for free when I had it. I had no idea that there was a paid for service now.



  • @scottalanmiller yes it is 9$ per month now including taxes. So quite expensive.
    As you said the Nylas version of the sync engine supports Exchange, but apparently the open-source version don't.

    Just a pity because the mail client looked promising.



  • @jarey said in Trying Nylas N1 email client.:

    @scottalanmiller yes it is 9$ per month now including taxes. So quite expensive.
    As you said the Nylas version of the sync engine supports Exchange, but apparently the open-source version don't.

    Just a pity because the mail client looked promising.

    For that price you might as well go 365



  • @jarey said in Trying Nylas N1 email client.:

    @scottalanmiller yes it is 9$ per month now including taxes. So quite expensive.
    As you said the Nylas version of the sync engine supports Exchange, but apparently the open-source version don't.

    Just a pity because the mail client looked promising.

    That's a ridiculous price since Office 365 email itself is only $4 and doesn't need an extra client.



  • @wirestyle22 said in Trying Nylas N1 email client.:

    @jarey said in Trying Nylas N1 email client.:

    @scottalanmiller yes it is 9$ per month now including taxes. So quite expensive.
    As you said the Nylas version of the sync engine supports Exchange, but apparently the open-source version don't.

    Just a pity because the mail client looked promising.

    For that price you might as well go 365

    THis isn't an email service, it's a client. You still need GMail, Office 365 or whatever regardless, this changes nothing. It isn't email hosting nor an email server.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Trying Nylas N1 email client.:

    @wirestyle22 said in Trying Nylas N1 email client.:

    @jarey said in Trying Nylas N1 email client.:

    @scottalanmiller yes it is 9$ per month now including taxes. So quite expensive.
    As you said the Nylas version of the sync engine supports Exchange, but apparently the open-source version don't.

    Just a pity because the mail client looked promising.

    For that price you might as well go 365

    THis isn't an email service, it's a client. You still need GMail, Office 365 or whatever regardless, this changes nothing. It isn't email hosting nor an email server.

    I meant more or less what you said I just didn't articulate it well



  • @scottalanmiller yes the price its ridiculous, since for 9$/month i think you can get the full Office 365 suite, including of course outlook as the mail client.

    Tha's why i was wondering if the syn-engine opensourced by Nylas got some devvelopment from the community and got exchange included by a plugin or something, since the client seems pretty decent and "modern" the only lack of functionality is the free exchange part.



  • Oh wait, that price is fine. It's $7/mo billed annually and is for unlimited accounts. 🙂



  • @scottalanmiller Oh. That isn't bad at all then.



  • It used to be free for a single user, that's changed. But it's open source and it's meant to be deployed to your own server. You don't need anyone with expertise here, just download and go. There isn't any "since it's open source", they provide everything that you need to run it for free right on their site.



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  • It's not like you are going secretly somewhere and trying to figure out how to acquire the open source beneath their commercial product. It's one of their two optional deploy methods promoted right on the site and they link directly to code to deploy to your own server.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Trying Nylas N1 email client.:

    It's not like you are going secretly somewhere and trying to figure out how to acquire the open source beneath their commercial product. It's one of their two optional deploy methods promoted right on the site and they link directly to code to deploy to your own server.

    I know it is open-source. Just said that on my first post. Just saying that the open-source version on their repos, is not full featured. By that i mean that the sync-engine published on github lacks the Exchange integration (as long as i could find on the docs).

    Just quoting: https://github.com/nylas/sync-engine/blob/master/README.md

    "The inbox-auth command will walk you through the process of obtaining an authorization token from Google or another service for syncing your mail. In the open-source version of the sync engine, your credentials are stored to the local MySQL database for simplicity. The open-source Nylas Sync Engine does not support Exchange, but the hosted version does."



  • @jarey said in Trying Nylas N1 email client.:

    @scottalanmiller said in Trying Nylas N1 email client.:

    It's not like you are going secretly somewhere and trying to figure out how to acquire the open source beneath their commercial product. It's one of their two optional deploy methods promoted right on the site and they link directly to code to deploy to your own server.

    I know it is open-source. Just said that on my first post. Just saying that the open-source version on their repos, is not full featured. By that i mean that the sync-engine published on github lacks the Exchange integration (as long as i could find on the docs).

    Just quoting: https://github.com/nylas/sync-engine/blob/master/README.md

    "The inbox-auth command will walk you through the process of obtaining an authorization token from Google or another service for syncing your mail. In the open-source version of the sync engine, your credentials are stored to the local MySQL database for simplicity. The open-source Nylas Sync Engine does not support Exchange, but the hosted version does."

    Oh, that's in the Readme but not something that they advertise as a feature of their hosted version. That means that they don't have access to an open source ActiveSync service, no one does. There is no open source ActiveSync out there. So that it is open source won't help you there. You have to use IMAP with Exchange.



  • Oh, that's in the Readme but not something that they advertise as a feature of their hosted version. That means that they don't have access to an open source ActiveSync service, no one does. There is no open source ActiveSync out there. So that it is open source won't help you there. You have to use IMAP with Exchange.

    @scottalanmiller then i simply don't understand why they say that the hosted version supports Exchange and open-source version does not, if both are supposed to work using IMAP. Maybe missunderstanding from my part and English comprehension, cause my english leven isn't top-notch.



  • @jarey said in Trying Nylas N1 email client.:

    Oh, that's in the Readme but not something that they advertise as a feature of their hosted version. That means that they don't have access to an open source ActiveSync service, no one does. There is no open source ActiveSync out there. So that it is open source won't help you there. You have to use IMAP with Exchange.

    @scottalanmiller then i simply don't understand why they say that the hosted version supports Exchange and open-source version does not, if both are supposed to work using IMAP. Maybe missunderstanding from my part and English comprehension, cause my english leven isn't top-notch.

    The hosted portion uses ActiveSync which is not open source.



  • @scottalanmiller oh i understand now. Thanks, for clarifying. 😖 . Knowing that, i would give a try hosting locally the sync-engine, since there's a docker container in order to run it, shouldn't be difficult at all.

    Thanks again!



  • @jarey said in Trying Nylas N1 email client.:

    @scottalanmiller oh i understand now. Thanks, for clarifying. 😖 . Knowing that, i would give a try hosting locally the sync-engine, since there's a docker container in order to run it, shouldn't be difficult at all.

    Thanks again!

    No problem.



  • They announced today that Nylas N1 is free now.


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