How to Uninstall and Install mailnag Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: September 9, 2022

Mailnag is a daemon program that checks POP3 and IMAP servers for new mail. On mail arrival it performs various actions provided by plugins. Mailnag comes with a set of desktop-independent default plugins for visual/sound notifications, script execution etc. and can be extended with additional plugins easily. I will show you how to install mailnag on Ubuntu 22.04 in this tutorial.

Software Requirement

  • Operating system: Ubuntu 22.04 is needed for mailnag to work
  • Privileges: Ensure that you are able to execute the sudo commands line.

Prerequisites to install mailnag on Ubuntu 22.04

Install mailnag Ubuntu 22.04

mailnag is one of the popular ways on Ubuntu now so that this tutorial will show you some ways to install it. Choose the one you believe is simple and easy to follow.

Install mailnag using APT

This is one of the most popular methods for installing Ubuntu packages because it’s easy to follow, even if you are a newbie in Linux. Following these instructions to install mailnag on your Ubuntu 22.04.

Step 1: Obtain new packages from Ubuntu by updating the APT database. Launching the terminal and entering the following Linux command:

sudo apt -y update

Step 2: Install the package on Ubuntu 22.04. You can now install mailnag Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo apt -y install mailnag

Install mailnag using Aptitude

If you didn’t install Aptitude on Ubuntu, you need to install it by executing this command.

sudo apt -y install aptitude

After that, you can now install mailnag, just following these steps:

Step 1: You must update the APT package repository cache before attempting to install, update, or remove any packages. Obtain new packages from Ubuntu by updating the APT database. Launch the terminal and enter the following Linux command:

sudo apt-get update

Step 2: Install the package on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating the system, you can install mailnag Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo aptitude install mailnag

Uninstall mailnag on Ubuntu 22.04

Have you ever thought about how difficult it is to uninstall an application from Ubuntu? You are mistaken; anyone can easily uninstall any program, not just a package.

If you installed mailnag using APT or Aptitude, you could uninstall mailnag on Ubuntu by executing this command

sudo apt remove --auto-remove mailnag

If you want to uninstall mailnag and remove its data and dependencies, you can also run the following command:

sudo apt autoremove --purge mailnag

Conclusion

In this tutorial, I showed you ways to install mailnag on Ubuntu 22.04 and some ways to uninstall mailnag too. If you need any help, don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m very glad to answer them.