The elementary OS team has forked the now dead Geary email client, and they have announced the launch of Pantheon Mail.
Geary was an email application developed by a group named Yorba, but they disbanded almost a year ago. Their email client was really good and on the right track to becoming something special, but now it's dead. The beauty of open source means that anyone can pick up the pieces and either revive it or fork it. Geary was already made available in elementary OS, so it wasn't really a stretch for the team that builds the famous operating system to pick up where Yorba left off.
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