Download Email Client - Best Software & Apps

  • Yahoo Mail

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    Get Yahoo mail on Android

    6
    50 votes
    • PROS: Well designed user interface, Customizable with themes, 'Plug in' other Yahoo services
    • CONS: Spam filtering isn't great, Slows down at times
  • Windows Live Mail

    16.4.3522

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    As the years go by, email stands strong

    6
    345 votes
    • PROS: A veteran among email clients
    • CONS: Rapidly-approaching sunset means no updates
  • Mozilla Thunderbird

    EN 24.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Excellent mail client from the makers of Firefox

    7
    323 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
  • SeaMonkey

    2.29.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

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

    7
    117 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
  • Inbox by Gmail

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    A free app for Windows, by Google

    -
    No votes yet
    • Outlook Express

      for Mac 5.0.6

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      The email client from Microsoft on Mac

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

      rc20130103

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Simplify your email

      4
      17 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
    • Mailbird

      Lite 2.0.10.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Access Gmail and online services

      8
      53 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
    • Mia for Gmail

      v2.0.5

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      A desktop email client for your Mac, without a browser!

      -
      No votes yet
      • Mailbox

        2.0.3

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android
        Mac
        iPhone

        -
        No votes yet
        • Foxmail

          Beta 3 6.5

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Highly popular alternative mail client

          7
          47 votes
          • TouchMail

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            TouchMail - The Touchscreen Email App

            7
            8 votes
            • PROS: See all of your important emails at a glance, Online and offline functionality, Multiple account use
            • CONS: POP3 and IMAP email servers not supported, Some printing issues
          • Apple Mail

            Varies with device

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Mac
            iPhone

            User-Friendly and Reliable Online Email Server

            -
            No votes yet
            • 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
          • Espresso

            1.11.33

            License
            try Download
            Platform
            Windows
            Mac

            Espresso is a powerful permissions-based email client designed...

            -
            No votes yet
            • The Bat!

              Home Edition 6.4

              License
              try Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Powerful email client with a friendly, cool interface

              5
              30 votes
              • RetroShare

                0.5.3c

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                No more P2P, peer-to-peer, but F2F or friend-to-friend filesharing

                10
                5 votes
                • PROS: Share files on a secure, private network
                • CONS: It can be difficult to set it the first time you use it
              • Email Password Recovery Master

                2.0

                License
                try Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Email client login retrieval tool

                5
                3 votes
                • Sparrow

                  1.6.3

                  License
                  try Download
                  Platform
                  Mac

                  Minimalist desktop client for Gmail

                  8
                  2 votes
                  • PROS: Very discreet, Unread messages counter, Manage multiple accounts, Supports IMAP accounts
                  • CONS: Only works with Gmail, Doesn't allow multiple signatures, Not possible to move mail between IMAP accounts
                • Mail Attachment Downloader

                  v3.1 build 844

                  License
                  free Download
                  Platform
                  Windows

                  Automatically download all attached files from your email inbox

                  8
                  33 votes
                  • PROS: Basic and advanced filters, Support for scheduling downloads, Compatible with Hotmail, GMail, Yahoo! and POP accounts
                  • CONS: Not documented
                • Go for Gmail - Email Client

                  2.4

                  License
                  free Download
                  Platform
                  Mac

                  A free program for mac

                  -
                  No votes yet
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