Testing the Geary email client

Here is a short video showing the Geary email client running on a Librem 5 Birch:

This is Geary built from the repo here https://source.puri.sm/Librem5/geary mostly following the instructions at https://developer.puri.sm/Librem5/Apps/Tutorials/GNOME_Builder_Flatpak/ – building a .flatpak file using GNOME Builder, then copying the .flatpak over to the Librem 5 and installing it there. The flatpak installation set it up nicely, with the icon to launch it and everything.


Thank you for this. I actually tried the same thing on my VM last night but had issues connecting to my email account for some reason but didn’t try any more after that. Very happy to see a solid email client working on the phone!

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There seem to be issues right now, my Thunderbird can’t log on to the IMAP for librem.one.

One thing you could try to figure that out is ti run geary on a desktop/laptop computer to verify that the account works there.

If it works on a laptop but not on the phone, then maybe there is some issue with the other GNOME things it is using to handle the account and password info, I was asked to unlock a “keyring”, not sure but probably that’s gnome-keyring being used. Apparently that keyring thing was available and geary was able to communicate with it, in my case. That was just after reflashing the phone and installing all updates. Maybe some very recent updates were needed, that you didn’t have when you tested it?

They had an issue and fixed it by this morning.

Turns out it was Gmail security settings. Once I allowed “less secure apps” to access my account, Geary worked fine.

The folder view isn’t perfect, and I couldn’t see the full width of the emails I opened. Otherwise, the app looked pretty well fitted to the screen size.


They still use this thing?

That is this issue ticket: https://source.puri.sm/Librem5/geary/-/issues/11

Any issues anyone finds with that version of Geary, we welcome bug reports and patches :smiley:

Feel free: https://source.puri.sm/Librem5/geary