Emails have become an integral part of our life as we need them frequently. There are various email service providers like Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and much more. Every internet user has at least one or even more email accounts.
If you have more than one email accounts, you might know the pain to login in every email accounts to check your emails. Also, it becomes quite tedious to navigate through each account in separate tabs. To mitigate such kinds of issues, WMail can be very useful.
What is WMail?
WMail is completely free and open source desktop client app for Gmail and Google Inbox developed by Thomas Beverley. Besides Linux, it is also available for Windows and Mac OSX.
This desktop application adds lots of features such as desktop notification, unread badges that we miss while using web browsers.
Features of WMail
- Desktop Notifications
- Unread Badge
- Different Unread searches
- Unlimited Accounts
- Keyboard shortcuts
- File Drag & Drop
- Tray Icon and much more
- Linux, Windows and Mac OSX Support
- Gmail and Google Inbox Support
Installing WMail in Linux
Installation of WMail is like a piece of cake. I am using Ubuntu 16.04 but the process for installation remains the same for all other Linux.
- At first, download WMail (32bit or 64 bit based on your system architecture) from here.
- Once the download is finished, navigate through the terminal to that directory where you downloaded your file(usually in Downloads Folder) and type the following command in your terminal:
[rara_box box_color=”success-box”]$ sudo dpkg -i WMail_2_0_0_linux_x86_64.deb[/rara_box]
Here the filename(WMail_2_0_0_linux_x86_64.deb) that I used may differ later in the future.
- Now enter the password and it will finish the installation.
Setting WMail in Linux
Once the installation is finished, launch the application. You can either search and launch manually or launch from the terminal with the following command:
A window, as shown below, will appear.
Adding your Gmail Account
- Click on Add Inbox Mailbox.
- A new dialog box will appear. Now enter your Email address and Password.
- Then it will Request for Permission. Click on Allow and your Gmail account will be added.
You can also add as many accounts as you want as mentioned above. Here’s a screenshot of how it looks.
If you use several Gmail then you should probably try WMail. I illustrated to use WMail in Linux but you can download and setup even in Windows and Mac OSX. The only installation process will differ but setting up WMail will be similar as shown above.
I hope you enjoyed reading this tutorial. If you have any questions, please kindly share with us through the comment section below.