Geary Email client is my by same developers who created Shotwell application, it is lightweight and open source email reader alternative to Thunderbird and others. Geary works with most popular webmail services, including Gmail, Yahoo and Outlook, as well as providing IMAP and SMTP support which means you can setup manual IMAP mail service for other providers. Basically it is inspired from webmail client like Gmail, it organizes mails into 'conversations' rather than threads. Conversation styles threading keeps things tidy and neat - quite useful on mailing lists.

You can add multiple accounts to Geary and search mails per-account, it auto-save draft emails and support for disabling draft saving to server, built-in security tool check for outgoing links for malicious content, on the sidebar it displays unread count per folder, option to switch between a 2 column or 3 column layout.

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  • Setup account easy and quick
  • Full rich featured HTML mail composer
  • Support for multiple accounts
  • Supports Gmail, Yahoo! Mail,, and popular IMAP servers (Dovecot, Cyrus, Zimbra, etc.)
  • Mails are organizes as conversations, your replies display in conversations
  • Allows you to reply directly in conversation or pop-out separate window
  • Keyboard Shortcuts and signature support
  • Background downloading of messages
  • Attachment sending/receiving support
  • Visual and audible notifications on new mail
  • Unity Launcher count, desktop notification of new mail
  • E-mail address autocompletion
  • Messaging Menu integration
  • SSL and STARTTLS support
  • Now it allows to 'Undo' Archive, Trash and Move actions
  • Fast keyword search

Note: Geary is also available in the Ubuntu default repositories but PPA contains latest version. For Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 13 use just third command to install from Ubuntu repositories.

Available for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial/15.10 Wily/14.04 Trusty/Linux Mint 18/17.x/other Ubuntu derivatives
To install Geary in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

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