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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