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Thunderbird email client 60 stable is finally available via Mozilla Team Stable PPA for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 18.10, and their derivatives.

Thunderbird 60 was released one month and a half ago with following exciting new features:

  • New application logo
  • New “Photon” UI with rectangular tabs
  • Optional ‘light’ and ‘dark’ themes
  • Supports WebExtensions
  • New “Add-on Options” in Tools menu
  • Calendar events now display location
  • Native notifications on Linux
  • Improved email attachment UX
  • Compose window has button to delete email recipient(s)
  • Set the update interval for individual RSS feeds
  • OAuth2 authentication for Yahoo and AOL
  • FIDO U2F support

How to Install Thunderbird 60 in Ubuntu via PPA:

Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for ‘terminal’ from software launcher. When it opens, do following steps to add the Mozilla Team PPA and install Thunderbird 60.

1. Paste the command in terminal and hit run to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/ppa

Type your password (no asterisks feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. Then launch Software Updater and you’ll see the software updates after checking for update.

Or run following command one by one to refresh repository cache and install software updates:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Uninstall:

To downgrade Thunderbird to the stock version in Ubuntu universe repository, run command to purge the PPA:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:mozillateam/ppa

Geary email client reached the 0.12.2 bug-fix release earlier today. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10.

Geary is a Gnome email client, which was originally developed by the Yorba Foundation. The latest release so far is Geary 0.12.2 that include following bug-fixes:

  • Fix being unable to remove attachments from a draft.
  • Ensure drafts are removed when composer from address changes accounts.
  • Workaround composer info label being too long.
  • Ensure embedded composer is always scrolled to when opened.
  • Don’t display quote expander buttons when printing a message.
  • Fix composer detach button position and visibility.
  • Actually fix second multipart/digest message body not being displayed.
  • Ensure gnome-control-centre knows in advance Geary uses notifications.
  • Fix gnome-shell notifications missing an icon under flatpak.
  • Fix message body quote button styling under WebKitGTK 2.20.
  • Don’t show unused header widgets when showing a message via notifications.
  • Work around present() not actually raising windows under Wayland.
  • Reduce CPU use when idle.
  • Fix some serious run-time memory leaks.

How to Install Geary 0.12.2 in Ubuntu:

The software has an official PPA repository contains the latest packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 18.04.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:geary-team/releases

There’s no visual feedback while typing your password due to security reason.

2. Then upgrade Geary from an existing release via Software Updater:

or run commands one by one in terminal to install or upgrade the email client:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install geary

Uninstall:

To remove Geary email client, simply run command in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove geary

And open Software & Updates then navigate to Other Software tab to remove PPAs.

Geary, a modern email client for the Gnome 3 desktop, reached the 0.12 release a day ago.

Geary 0.12 features following changes according to the release history.

  • Insert images inline when composing rich text messages
  • Improved interface for inserting links in rich text messages
  • Choose multiple spell-checker languages when composing messages
  • Support message archiving for Yahoo! Mail and Outlook.com
  • Improved interface when displaying conversations
  • Improved interface when moving and labelling conversations
  • Improved support for right-to-left languages
  • Automatically unfold starred messages in a conversation
  • Support saving remote inline images
  • Improved keyboard navigation for conversations
  • Added in-application keyboard shortcut help (Ctrl + ?)
  • Support for distribution via Flatpak
  • Improved security when displaying messages
  • Numerous bug fixes and minor user interface improvements
  • Numerous user interface translation updates

How to Install Geary in Ubuntu:

Geary has an official PPA contains the latest packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, and Ubuntu 17.10, though Geary 0.12 is already available in Ubuntu Software for Ubuntu 17.10.

1. Add the PPA by launching terminal, either via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching “terminal” from app launcher, and running command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:geary-team/releases

Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. If you’ve a previous release installed, upgrade the email client via Software Updater:

or run following commands one by one to check updates and install (or upgrade) Geary:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install geary

Note that Gmail user need to update your Google Account settings to be able to connect via Geary.

Uninstall:

To remove the Geary email client, either use your system package manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove geary

And remove the PPA by launching Software & Updates utility and navigating to Other Software tab.