HOW TO INSTALL GEARY EMAIL CLIENT IN UBUNTU 16.04
In this article we are going to learn How to install Geary email client in Ubuntu 16.04. Geary email client is a open source application like Microsoft Outlook can be used to receive emails from any mail server’s like Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook and so on. Geary email client was developed by Yorba Foundation using Vala programming language and initially released on year 2012 under GNU LGPL V2.1 License. This application is only available for Linux and Unix releated operating systems.
Like any other email client geary email client also come with nice features listed below :
- It supports email protocols like IMAP, SMTP, POP, POP3…etc..
- You can configure Geary email client to receive email’s of famous email services like Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook and so on.
- Easily configurable with any email server.
- Very much user friendly application and quick understandable.
- During email client configuration you don’t need to enter Incoming and outgoing server details manually. You just have to enter your email ID and Geary email client will automatically fetch the required server details.
- It also have normal email features like New email notification, calander, address book, different type message compose style like text based message, HTML based message.
Follow the below steps to install Geary email client in Ubuntu 16.04
Before start the installation of Geary email client application just update the packages and repositories of Ubuntu 16.04 using below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update # Update Packages & Repositories Get:1 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease [102 kB] Hit:2 http://ppa.launchpad.net/dawidd0811/neofetch/ubuntu xenial InRelease Ign:3 http://linux.dropbox.com/ubuntu wily InRelease Hit:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net/deluge-team/ppa/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:5 http://linux.dropbox.com/ubuntu wily Release Hit:6 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease Get:7 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease [102 kB] Get:9 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease [102 kB] Fetched 306 kB in 3s (86.5 kB/s) Reading package lists... Done
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We can directly install the Geary application without installing any PPA repository as it’s a part of default repository of Ubuntu 16.04. So let’s go ahead and install the Geary email client using below command.
We have successfully installed the Geary email client application, To confirm the same use the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -l geary # Confirm the installed application Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad) ||/ Name Version Architecture Description +++-=============================-===================-===================-================================================================ ii geary 0.10.0-1ubuntu1 amd64 lightweight email client designed for the GNOME desktop
To open the application just type just type the command geary on the shell prompt.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ geary # Open the geary application
You can also open the Geary email client application graphically using Search your computer Box. Refer the snapshot below.
After open the application It will ask you to Select the Email Service you want to configure from drop down list, Enter your Name, Email ID and Password. Here I am going to configure my Gmail account so after entering required details just click on Add button.
Note : Here the application will take some time to fetch Incoming & outgoing server details of Gmail.
Geary email client application :
To uninstall the application refer the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -r geary # Uninstall the Application (Reading database ... 212157 files and directories currently installed.) Removing geary (0.10.0-1ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ... Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ... Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ... Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ... Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index... Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-0ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for libglib2.0-0:amd64 (2.48.2-0ubuntu1) ...
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