geary mail – gnome mail client

A new mail client is coming in town.

Gnome is working on new mail client called geary. Currently only supports imap accounts.


              Geary is a new email reader for GNOME designed to let you read your
email quickly and effortlessly. Its interface is based on
conversations, so you can easily read an entire discussion without
having to click from message to message. Geary is still in early
development and has limited features today, but we’re planning to add
drag-and-drop attachments, lightning-fast searching, multiple account
support and much more. Eventually we’d like Geary to have an
extensible plugin architecture so that developers will be able to add
all kinds of nifty features in a modular way.

So, do keep a watch on the client. The looks of the client are very nice and I liked the interface too much. Waiting for them to support more type of accounts and also support configuration of authentication types.


Mail Server Setup With Exim, MySQL, Cyrus-Imapd, Horde Webmail

I was thinking of doing this for some time but never got time to do this. So finally I took some time off yesterday to do the setup. Here is  a good link on the instructions for the CentOS, but on Fedora also they hold good.

So what you need to do is basically install exim, imp, horde, horde-enhanced and cyrus* packages and then configure imap server and exim to do the mailing part and setup horde to view the mail. To install the packages use the command below:

sudo yum install exim imp horde horde-enhanced \”cyrus*\”

Once this is done, follow the instructions in the link earlier to setup the applications just installed and you are done 🙂