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Engineer from Nylas here: End-to-end encryption is definitely on the roadmap. In the meantime the Sync Engine service that we're currently hosting for the sake of convenience is fully open source. You can run everything yourself on your own machines and still have the modern RESTful API that Nylas exposes. No more IMAP!!

There's documentation about how to get that setup with N1 here: https://github.com/nylas/N1/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.md

There's much more on the Sync Engine page here: https://github.com/nylas/sync-engine




> No more IMAP!!

Why is that a big deal? I've worked with IMAP, and it's not that bad.


> I've worked with IMAP, and it's not that bad.

I don't believe you.

Every email account provider is different in horrible, horrible ways.


It really is. It's ancient, stateful, no one is compliant (everyone has their own extensions), doesn't provide easy syncing, and the guarantees for id consistency, well, aren't there. You can't simply say 'this was the last delta I saw, give me all the updates for my entire user'. That's why email clients spend so long 'syncing' across all the mailboxes.




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