The security standard Google is talking about is called OAuth. It's a modern technology to authenticate a user. As the Wikipedia article states:
Google supports OAuth 2.0 as the recommended authentication mechanism for all of its APIs.
Geary is using IMAP/POP3 authentication, not OAuth. That's the problem. elementary OS actually supports OAuth ...
"Doesn't meet modern security standards" is Google code talk for not an in-house developed application. By default, Google locks out most third party clients from IMAP access, but you can change that here:
Geary does not have a contact management interface, but it does store contacts for auto-completion. These contacts are pulled from the emails that it has downloaded.
There are long-term goals for Geary to integrate into a system-wide contacts database (so a separate Contacts app could be used), but this is not yet implemented.
Source: Re: [Geary] How does ...
It's not a bug, it's a feature ;)
elementary OS automatically maximizes every starting window that is bigger than 70% of your screen size.
You can turn off this behaviour by running the following command in your terminal:
gsettings set org.gnome.mutter auto-maximize false
BTW: It will be disabled by default in the next release of elementary OS.
You can add this functionality by installing the thunderbird-contracts package. Unfortunately it's only available in the elementary OS daily PPA.
It's not recommended to add the daily PPA to your sources, since it contains unstable versions of several system components and may break your system!
Download the desired package and install it manually:
According to this newsletter post, contact sync for Geary was planned but never implemented. The original developers of Geary shut down, but the Elementary team has forked Geary and continues to develop the app.
Elementary at one point had a contact manager called Dexter, but this app was pulled until it could be revamped. The project still exists and is ...
To fix this issue you need to kill/close pantheon-mail and then run the command
dconf reset -f /org/pantheon/mail/
I believe this is only a temporary solution. If you have Elementary Tweaks installed you can add that command to Cerbere so is constantly running in the back.
The simple workaround for this is:
Removing the accounts in ~/.local/share/pantheon-mail
If you have only one account:
Open terminal and run-
rm -rf ~/.local/share/pantheon-mail/*
If you have more than one, Geary may provide option to delete the account. Because geary doesn't allow you to remove the final account.
If you don't have the option to ...
I actually was able to get it to work again, I'll leave my solution here just in case someone else runs into this problem:
right click Geary and click compose new message.
Then open up Terminal and type xkill
Now your cursor should be an x. just click on the compose new message window.
Now open up Geary as normal - it should work fine.
No need to compile anything: you can just update to a newer libwebkitgtk - then Geary (and other applications like e.g. the WiFi login window) will use that instead of the old one. I think the issue was fixed in 2.4.9, but the version currently available in the repository is 2.4.8.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webkit-team/ppa
sudo sed -i s/trusty/vivid/g /...
There isn't much info on this yet but I saw where Geary was being downloaded from when I removed and tried updating from the new PPA. Decided to try this and it worked.
I was able to install the latest version on Elementary by:
Selecting 'Software Sources' in Software Center under the 'Edit' tab
Navigating to the 'Other Sources' tab
Deselecting the 4 ...
Well, you can see the content in the Pantheon Mail folder with:
You going to see a folder with the names of your e-mail accounts, something like firstname.lastname@example.org, so you can delete that folder with:
rm -rf .email@example.com
Of course you can delete completely the folder of Pantheon Mail:
Yes, Mail supports aliases. Click the gear in the upper-right corner. Accounts > select account > "Additional email addresses..." > add alias. When you go to send or reply to an email, if you pop the email out into its own window, you can select the alias you would like to use.
Note that they will list in the format of "firstname.lastname@example.org via actual....
Same here. The buttons only appear when you press CTRL + D to compose the message in a new window.
There also seems to be no shortcut to send to get around this, CTRL + S just opens another previously hidden search box.
I am sorry I can't provide a full answer right now, but I can answer one small part of it.
To open new instances of Files you can right click its icon in Plank and click "New Window". I opened two in separate workspaces and the behaviour changes to show or hide Files instead of switching. You can also right click the icon when multiple instances are open to ...
Are you using IMAP or POP3 to get your email? Mail clients using POP3 generally delete emails from the server after downloading them.
If you could post a screenshot of your mail settings (excluding usernames or other personal info, of course), that might help folks troubleshoot. I'd be interested to see what's different between the two accounts.
It's kind of hard to figure out since I can't replicate the issue, but I'm going to presume that the not SSL part in the description on the website means that you should change the encryption method to None for both IMAP and SMTP.
A bit off-topic: Not supporting the encryption for you school's email is a really bad idea by the school's administration.
Nope, there is no built-in way to do this. I've requested it as a feature here, where I suggest you subscribe as well, in case devs want feedback. If you'd like to request the feature more prominently, try creating a developer bounty.
I agree this would a be a must-have feature for elementary OS, but in the meantime I use Evolution app to manage my email and it has a built-in feature to manage addresses books (due to gnome-contacts, which uses evolution-data-server). So I recommend you to use it instead of pantheon mail until elementary develops its own address book.
You're trying to build pantheon-mail with dependencies on libgranite over Freya 0.3.
This library version don't support "Granite.Widgets.Avatar", which it's incluided in libgranite for 0.4. You must upgrade it to this version before build pantheon-mail
More info: Granite on Launchpad
You need to update the following libraries in order to satisfy all ...