Download Email Client - Best Software & Apps

  • Yahoo Mail

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    Get Yahoo mail on Android

    7
    174 votes
    • PROS: Well designed user interface, Customizable with themes, 'Plug in' other Yahoo services
    • CONS: Spam filtering isn't great, Slows down at times
  • Yahoo! Messenger

    0.8.288

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    Java
    Pocket PC

    The new instant messenger from Yahoo!

    6
    3416 votes
    • PROS: Amazing video quality!, Highly customizable, Great privacy settings
    • CONS: Animated backgrounds are ad-ridden, Long installation process, Too much bloat
  • Mozilla Thunderbird

    EN 24.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Excellent mail client from the makers of Firefox

    7
    384 votes
    • PROS: Free to use, Handles virtual identities, Lots of extensions , Easy to import contacts and mails, Support for Microsoft Exchange, Good learning spam filter, Strong encryption and support for certificates
    • CONS: Conversation style message view feature has to be downloaded seperately, Calendar needs to be downloaded seperately
  • Google Email Uploader

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Easily switch from a desktop email client to Gmail

    6
    43 votes
    • PROS: Quick migration, Easy to set up and use, Works with several email clients
    • CONS: Requires a Google Apps account
  • SeaMonkey

    2.29.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Web-browser, advanced email, IRC chat and more from Mozilla

    8
    150 votes
    • PROS: Based on the same foundations as Firefox, etc., Much improved mail features, Browsing is quicker and more similar to Firefox
    • CONS: No way to import passwords and user names from previous versions, Not many people will need the whole suite, Some feel it has strayed from it's Netscape roots
  • Mailbird

    Lite 2.0.10.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Access Gmail and online services

    8
    143 votes
    • PROS: Easy to find and write emails, Integration with online services and social media, App to quickly search through attachments
    • CONS: Identities only saves drafts and sent mail to the main account, Delays and slowdown when receiving hundreds of emails
  • Inky

    rc20130103

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Simplify your email

    7
    15 votes
    • PROS: Intuitive interface, Good Gmail integration, Quick search, Priority inbox, Useful keyboard shortcuts, Support for many email services
    • CONS: No label support, Relevance symbols too similar, Doesn't pull in Google Contacts
  • Mia for Gmail

    v2.0.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Mia for Gmail - Read your Gmail e-mail from your desktop

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS: Read e-mail via a desktop application, Supports addition of multiple accounts, Manage your online inbox from the app, Supports both pop and IMAP protocols
    • CONS: Free version has very few tools, Application is not updated regularly, App doesn't support adding e-mail signatures, Limited OS support
  • Outlook Express

    for Mac 5.0.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    The email client from Microsoft on Mac

    6
    65 votes
    • PROS: Provides Outlook access on early Macs
    • CONS: Limited to OS X 8.0 and 9.0, PPC Macs only
  • Gmail Notifier

    1.0.81

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Check your Gmail messages without opening your browser

    7
    251 votes
    • PROS: Shows mail snippets, Can set Gmail as default email client
    • CONS: Can only check one account, No automatic check
  • EML Viewer

    4.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Portable EML Viewer Freeware to view EML & EMLX email messages along-with attachments without requiring any email client.

    10
    3 votes
    • Apple Mail

      Varies with device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac
      iPhone

      User-Friendly and Reliable Online Email Server

      5
      1 vote
      • PROS: This email service is provided as a standard option, It can work in conjunction with other servers such as Gmail and Yahoo! Mail
      • CONS: There is a rather poor selection of messaging templates, Some users feel that the 'smart' folders can be improved
    • GMX Mail

      1.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Android

      A free app for Windows, by 1&1 Mail & Media GmbH

      8
      4 votes
      • Scribe

        1.89 Test 13

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Quick, functional, complete and free mail client

        7
        18 votes
        • Go for Gmail - Email Client

          2.4

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Mac

          A free program for mac

          0
          1 vote
          • Foxmail

            Beta 3 6.5

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Highly popular alternative mail client

            8
            238 votes
            • Glip

              Varies with device

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows
              Mac
              Android
              Web Apps

              Effective and Centralized Team Messaging Software

              10
              1 vote
              • PROS: A streamlined and centralized platform is perfect for beginners, A user-friendly and intuitive design requires no prior experience
              • CONS: Access to all features will require a paid subscription, A maximum of 3000 calling minutes is shared amongst multiple users
            • Inbox by Gmail

              1.0

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Android
              iPhone
              Web Apps

              Email evolved

              9
              11 votes
              • PROS: Swipe gestures, Gets rid of email anxiety, Google Now cards, Lets you act on emails in bulk
              • CONS: Confusing at first, Invite-only
            • Email Password Recovery Master

              2.0

              License
              buy Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Email client login retrieval tool

              7
              6 votes
              • Mail Attachment Downloader

                v3.1 build 844

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Automatically download all attached files from your email inbox

                8
                36 votes
                • PROS: Basic and advanced filters, Support for scheduling downloads, Compatible with Hotmail, GMail, Yahoo! and POP accounts
                • CONS: Not documented
              Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
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              31747.4Android, Windows, iPhone, Web Apps
              4EN 24.03847.3Windows, Mac
              50.8.28834166.1Windows, Android, Mac, Java
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