In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Kontact on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Kontact is an integrated solution to your personal information management needs. It combines applications like KMail, KOrganizer, and KAddressBook into a single interface to provide easy access to mail, scheduling, address book, and other PIM functionality. This allows users to handle all their emails, deadlines, and other data in a more organized and efficient manner. Being both highly customizable and secure, Kontact provides users with powerful tools, giving them full control over what to do with their data.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of the Kontact personal information management on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint or elementary OS.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Kontact on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Installing Kontact on Ubuntu 20.04.
- Install Kontact using the official repository:
Let’s install Kontact using the following command:
sudo apt install kontact
- Install Kontact using Snap:
To install Kontact, simply use the following command:
sudo apt install snapd sudo snap install kontact --edge
Step 3. Accessing Kontact on Ubuntu.
Once successfully installed, The Kontact application can be accessed using the search bar. The first screen refers to the need to add your email account. Follow the easy steps and at the end, Kontact will be properly configured.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Kontact. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Kontact personal information management on your Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Kontact website.