How to install Rambox Free Messaging App in Ubuntu (Messaging Services) and Free Email Services

In this article, we are going to learn How to install Rambox free messaging apps in Ubuntu. Rambox is an open-source application that allows us to use all major messaging services like WhatsApp, telegram…etc.. and free email services like Gmail, the outlook in one place. This is one of the best apps for those people who use multiple messaging apps and email services on a daily basis as without this app you have to install all the required apps manually and have to use it by opening all the apps one by one in separate windows. Rambox messaging services app was developed by Ramiro Saenz and released under the GNU GPL v3 license.

Now let’s have look at features of Rambox free messaging apps & free email services :

  • Rambox is a cross-platform application available for Major operating systems i.e. Linux, Microsoft Windows, macOS.
  • Supports almost all free messaging apps (messaging services) i.e. WeChat, Whatsapp, Yahoo Messenger, Telegram, Facebook Messenger, Zoho Chat, and many more and free email services like Zimbra, Zoho Email, Gmail, Yandex Mail and many more.
  • Supports multiple languages.
  • You can use multiple messengers at once through tabs.
  • Rambox messaging services app can start automatically at startup.
  • You can set proxy settings in Rambox free messaging apps if you are working on a proxy-based internet environment.
How to install Rambox Free Messaging App in Ubuntu (Messaging Services) and Free Email Services

How to install Rambox Free Messaging App in Ubuntu (Messaging Services) and Free Email Services

Follow the below steps to install Rambox Free Messaging App in Ubuntu (Messaging Services) and Free Email Services:

So now let’s go ahead and start the installation process of Rambox. Before start the installation let’s update the packages & repositories of Ubuntu using the below command.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update   # Update Packages & Repositories                           
Hit:1 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease                                                                                        
Hit:2 http://ppa.launchpad.net/dhor/myway/ubuntu xenial InRelease                                                                                        
Hit:3 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease                                          
Hit:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease                                  
Hit:5 http://ppa.launchpad.net/embrosyn/xapps/ubuntu xenial InRelease                                                               
Reading package lists... Done

After updating the packages & repositories now we have to download the rambox free messaging apps from the official website. So use the below command to download the same.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ wget https://github.com/saenzramiro/rambox/releases/download/0.5.13/Rambox_0.5.13-x64.deb
--2017-12-18 09:16:01--  https://github.com/saenzramiro/rambox/releases/download/0.5.13/Rambox_0.5.13-x64.deb
Resolving github.com (github.com)... 192.30.255.113, 192.30.255.112
Connecting to github.com (github.com)|192.30.255.113|:443... connected.
.
.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 44292744 (42M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: ‘Rambox_0.5.13-x64.deb’

Rambox_0.5.13-x64.deb                      100%[=====================================================================================>]  42.24M  19.3KB/s    in 19m 38s 

2017-12-18 09:35:42 (36.7 KB/s) - ‘Rambox_0.5.13-x64.deb’ saved [44292744/44292744]

Here I have already downloaded the Rambox messaging services deb package. Refer to the output below.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ ls -l Rambox_0.5.13-x64.deb   # Downloaded Package
-rw-rw-r-- 1 itsmarttricks itsmarttricks 44292744 Oct  4 15:45 Rambox_0.5.13-x64.deb

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Now we are ready to install the Rambox free email services package. So let’s go ahead and install the same using the below command.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -i Rambox_0.5.13-x64.deb    # Install the rambox messaging services Package
[sudo] password for itsmarttricks: 
Selecting previously unselected package rambox.
(Reading database ... 212472 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack Rambox_0.5.13-x64.deb ...
Unpacking rambox (0.5.13-108) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of rambox:
 rambox depends on libappindicator1; however:
  Package libappindicator1 is not installed.

dpkg: error processing package rambox (--install):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-0ubuntu1) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
 rambox

As you can see above the Rambox free messaging apps package asking for some dependencies to complete the installation process. So after installing the package just run the below command to install all required dependencies.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install -f   # Install all required dependencies
[sudo] password for itsmarttricks: 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Correcting dependencies... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
  libappindicator1 libindicator7
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libappindicator1 libindicator7
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 255 not upgraded.
.
.
Unpacking libappindicator1 (12.10.1+16.04.20170215-0ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu9) ...
Setting up libindicator7 (12.10.2+16.04.20151208-0ubuntu1) ...
Setting up libappindicator1 (12.10.1+16.04.20170215-0ubuntu1) ...
Setting up rambox (0.5.13-108) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu9) ...

As you can see above we have successfully installed the Rambox messaging services app with all required dependencies. Now to confirm the same refer to the below command.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -l rambox   # Confirm the installed Package
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name                                 Version                 Architecture            Description
+++-====================================-=======================-=======================-=============================================================================
ii  rambox                               0.5.13-108              amd64

Now to open the application just type the command rambox on the shell prompt.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ rambox   # Open the rambox free messaging apps

You can also open the Rambox free email services application graphically using Search your computer box.

Also Read – How to install Trillian Instant Messenger (Trillian App) in Ubuntu – A Best Multiprotocol Instant Messaging App For Linux

How To Uninstall Rambox  Free email services application in Ubuntu?

For any reason, if you don’t like Rambox free email services and want to uninstall the application from your system using the following command.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -r rambox   # Uninstall the Rambox Package
(Reading database ... 212566 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing rambox (0.5.13-108) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-0ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...

That’s all, In this article, we have explained How to install Rambox Free Messaging App in Ubuntu (Messaging Services) and Free Email Services. I hope you enjoy this article. If you like this article, then just share it. If you have any questions about this article, please comment.

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