Linux IMAP e-mail reader/client Geary has recently been updated to version 0.8.
Note for Linux Mint 17 users – The Software Manager in Linux Mint still offers Geary 0.6. So if you want the latest version (0.8), you’ll have to download it here.
If you’re unsure how to go about installing Geary 0.8, read these instructions first.
Geary 0.8 – Enhancements
* Redesigned mail composer (now presented inline in main window)
* Support for signatures in mail
* Faster database speed and IMAP connection stability
* Users can disable saving drafts to server
* Improved connection handling and reestablishment
* Improved interface (using GtkHeaderBar and modern widgets)
* Enforce CSS scope style rules when viewing emails
* Bug fixes
* Updated translations
Written in the Vala programming language, Geary uses a SQLite database for full caching of e-mail and full text searching/indexing.
Geary supports Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, Outlook.com, and popular IMAP servers (Dovecot, Cyrus, Zimbra, etc.). The app features a HTML mail composer, fast keyword search and desktop notification of new mail
In Geary, mail is organized by conversations.
I have yet to download and test Geary but will do it soon.
Geary’s developers caution that the app is still in “early development.”
They acknowledge that Geary may not work well with some IMAP servers and misses key features like offline mode.
Geary’s rivals include Thunderbird and Evolution.