How to Install Geary Email Client 0.12 in Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

Last updated: October 3, 2017

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
  • 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.


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.


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