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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.

Yorba Geary Shotwell

Yorba Team has recently announced its Geary Mail Client 0.8 with lots of new features and improvements. Here’s how to upgrade it in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

According to the release note, Geary 0.8 now looks a lot sharper and more modern than before. The compose new message and reply window are now inline the main window. You can still pop the composer out into a separate window through the Detach button.

Compose new message and Reply window are now inline the main window

Compose new message and Reply window are now inline the main window

Another new feature is that signature support has been made into Geary. It will automatically insert a signature of your design into an email, whether new or replying to another.

Geary with signature support

Geary with signature support

Also the new release brings great improvement on database speed and IMAP connection stability, and more:

  • Saving drafts to server can be disabled
  • Improved interface, now using GtkHeaderBar and modern widgets
  • Database speed optimizations to reduce lags and improve read times
  • Improved connection handling and reestablishment
  • Show attachments lacking a Content-Disposition
  • Important bug fixes
  • Updated translations

Install Geary 0.8 in Ubuntu 14.04 or Linux Mint 17:

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run commands below one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yorba/ppa

sudo apt-get update 

sudo apt-get install geary

install-geary-ppa

Above commands will add the official PPA and install the latest geary packages in your Ubuntu. For those don’t want to add the PPA, you can grab the .deb directly from the Launchpad Page.

geary 0.6.0 ubuntu 13.10

Yorba has announced the 0.6.0 release of its Geary IMAP mail client recently. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy.

Changes in Geary 0.6.0:

  • Basic search scope operators, such as from:john
  • An oft-requested “save sent mail” option for non-Gmail users
  • Separate actions for archive, trash, and delete
  • Much improved server support — if you found Geary unusable in the past on a Dovecot or other non-”cloud service” server, I’d urge you to give it another go
  • Many stability, speed, and interface improvements and bugfixes

geary main window

Install Geary 0.6.0:

For Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run the commands below one by one and it will install Geary from Yorba’s Stable PPA.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yorba/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install geary

For other Ubuntu releases, you may build it from the source code: geary-0.6.0.tar.xz

geary 0.4.3 Linux Mint 16

Yorba has released Geary email client 0.4.3, which fixed “squished” conversation list when used with certain themes and added compile-time support for WebKitGTK 2.0.

If you’re on Mint 16 Cinnamon, you may upgrade to Geary 0.4.3 to avoid this display problem.

Geary 0.4.3

Yorba’s PPA has built the packages for Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Linux Mint 14/15/16. Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run commands below one by one to install it:

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:yorba/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install geary

For Ubuntu 12.04 Precise and Elementary OS Luna, use the backports ppa to install Geary 0.4.2 (neither of the above problems should affect users of this backports version)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tombeckmann/geary

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install geary