Download Mail Client - Best Software & Apps

  • Yahoo Mail

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    Get Yahoo mail on Android

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

    EN 24.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Excellent mail client from the makers of Firefox

    7
    373 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

    5
    40 votes
    • PROS: Quick migration, Easy to set up and use, Works with several email clients
    • CONS: Requires a Google Apps account
  • 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
  • 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
  • Gmail Notifier

    1.0.81

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Check your Gmail messages without opening your browser

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

    Beta 3 6.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Highly popular alternative mail client

    8
    237 votes
    • Nylas Mail

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      A free email client alternative with Nylas

      5
      1 vote
      • PROS: Supports all platforms and email providers, Streamlined inbox and command centre for all messages
      • CONS: As an open source application performance is tied to developer- and user-contributed extensions, Users who dislike the SaaS model might not appreciate the application
    • AIM

      (AOL Instant Messenger) 8.0.7.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      IM, text, voice and video application in one

      6
      101 votes
      • PROS: Allows huge file sending, E-mail client features
      • CONS: Video conferencing options not clear, Not as many users online as with other IM services
    • Boomerang

      0.11.6

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      Windows
      Mac

      Gmail client with unique options

      7
      3 votes
      • PROS: Unique functions, Support for several accounts, Touch control
      • CONS: Only for Gmail accounts
    • DreamMail

      4.6.9.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Mail client for the clever minded

      7
      112 votes
      • Scribe

        1.89 Test 13

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Quick, functional, complete and free mail client

        7
        18 votes
        • Sparrow

          1.6.3

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Mac

          Minimalist desktop client for Gmail

          7
          8 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
        • eM Client

          6

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          eM Client 5 - your emails, contacts, calendar and instant messaging effectively

          7
          29 votes
          • The Bat!

            Home Edition 6.4

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Powerful email client with a friendly, cool interface

            7
            31 votes
            • EML to PST Converter

              7.0

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Convert EML Files of eM Client, Outlook Express, Windows Live Mail, The Bat, Apple Mail into Outlook PST File

              8
              6 votes
              • Apple Mail Update

                1.0

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Mac

                Update for Apple's official Mail client for Mac

                3
                40 votes
                • PROS: Fixes stability problems
                • CONS: -
              • Zimbra Desktop

                2.0.1

                License
                buy Download
                Platform
                Windows

                AJAX-based collaboration tool

                6
                47 votes
                • PROS: Works well on and offline, Integrated mail and calendar client, Works with Yahoo!, Gmail and POP/IMAP servers
                • CONS: Lengthy installation and syncing, Many features are slow to respond
              • Vallen e-Mailer

                R2007.0904

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Deliver email newsletters with this robust client

                6
                60 votes
                • Canary Mail

                  0.916

                  License
                  free Download
                  Platform
                  Mac

                  Free privacy-focused email client

                  -
                  No votes yet
                  • PROS: Free private email service, Well-designed integration
                  • CONS: Lacks spam filters, Some encryption issues
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