How to Install Hiri Email Client on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

How to Install Hiri Email Client on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Do you want to understand how to install Hiri email client on Ubuntu for a seamless communication experience? Here’s everything you need to know. 

Hiri is a powerful email client that can manage your emails, contacts, calendars, and tasks. We will start with a brief introduction to the Hiri software. Then, we will discuss the various approaches to the installation of Hiri. And lastly, we will tackle the ways to uninstall the Hiri email client.

Introduction to Hiri

Hiri is an all-in-one email client available for Linux and can be used to manage exchange and Office 365 email, calendar, contacts, and tasks. The following are the main features of the Hiri email client:

  • It is a business-focused desktop email client, and home users can also use it.
  • You can use it to send emails and manage calendars, contacts, and tasks; all the features are integrated into a single application.
  • The Hiri email client has been developed as an alternative to other email clients such as Microsoft Outlook and Mozilla Thunderbird.
  • It is written in python, and it supports Office 365, Hotmail, Outlook, and exchange.
  • It is supported by different operating systems such as Linux, Windows, and Mac.

We will now discuss the ways to install Hiri. It can be installed in the following ways:

  • Using snap package manager.
  • Using the tarball file downloaded from its website.
  • Using the graphical user interface (GUI).

How to Install Hiri Email Client on Ubuntu using the snap method

The first approach to installation we will discuss is through snap. Snap is a package manager and deployment system for the Linux operating system. It is developed by Canonical, and the Linux operating system comes prepackaged with snap. 

Before we proceed towards installation, we must mention snapd. The snapd is the tool for using snap package manager. It allows the developer to distribute their applications directly to end users. Using snap, you can run self-contained applications that are provided mediated access to the host system. 

Follow the steps below to install Hiri email client.

Update the system

The very first step is to update your system by using the following command on your Terminal:

$sudo apt update –y

Install snapd

If you don’t have snapd install, you can install it using the below steps. First, install snapd using the following command:

$sudo apt install snapd –y

After installing snapd, create a link using the below command:

$sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap

In the next step, install snap core with the help of the following command:

$sudo snap install core

Install Hiri email client

Finally, you can install the Hiri email client. Type the following command on the Terminal to install the Hiri email client:

$sudo snap install Hiri

Install snapd-xdg-open

If you want to open links in your emails, you should install the snapd-xdg-open package. For this purpose, type the following command on the Terminal:

$sudo apt-get install snapd-xdg-open

Install Hiri from tar ball

We will now discuss how we can install Hiri from the tarball. The download package available on the Hiri website contains all the dependencies, so installing that package is sufficient to run Hiri. So, follow the steps below to install the Hiri email client.

Download the installation file

First of all, download the installation file from this link. This will download the package to your ‘downloads’ folder.

Extract the archive file

After downloading the archive, we need to extract the archive file next. First, go to the download folder using the following command:

$cd ~/Downloads

Now, run the following command to extract the archive file:

$tar xf Hiri.tar.gz

Install the Hiri email client

Now, move to the extracted folder using the following command:

$cd Hiri

Install the Hiri email client using the following command:


Install the Hiri email client using the Ubuntu software center

Hiri snap application can also be installed through the Ubuntu software center. For this purpose, you should follow these steps:

  • Open the application menu and search for Ubuntu software center. 
  • Search for Hiri email client.
  • Select Hiri application and press install as shown below.
Download Hiri

Start and access Hiri

In this portion, we shall discuss how we can access the Hiri email client. 

Search Hiri on your system search as shown below. Click on the Hiri icon to launch the Hiri email client.

Hiri app

Using CLI to access Hiri

Alternatively, you can launch the Hiri using the command line interface with the help of the following command:


Using snap to access Hiri

Using snap, you can also open the Hiri client with the help of this command:

$sudo snap run Hiri

After using the previous methods, you will be able to launch Hiri. Now, you can use your Yahoo, Hotmail, Live, or MSN accounts.

Outlook login

Uninstall Hiri

There are some situations where you may want to remove the Hiri email client. For instance, the software is not working properly, or you may want to use some alternate software. In this case, you can remove the Hiri email client with the help of the following command:

$sudo snap remove --purge Hiri

In this article, we have discussed the installation steps for the Hiri email client. It is a useful application for managing your emails, tasks, calendar, and contacts. We also talked about the three approaches to installation, i.e., using snapd, tar package, and the graphical user interface. 

Finally, we discussed the basic steps to uninstall the Hiri email client.

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