Alternatives to Apple Mail for all platforms with any license

  • Thunderbird icon

    Thunderbird

    Thunderbird is a free, open source, cross-platform e-mail, news and instant messaging client. The project strategy is modeled after Mozilla Firefox. It supports POP (storing mail locally on your hard drive so that it can be accessed...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com Haiku

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    Inbox by Gmail

    Built on everything that we've learned from Gmail, Inbox is a fresh start that goes beyond email to help you get back to what matters. Bundles, because some messages just belong together. Promotions are now neatly...

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone Chrome OS iPad Chrome

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    Mailbird

    Mailbird is more than just another email client - It's an all-in-one communication platform for email, contacts, calendar, apps, task management, video meetings and much more. Try it free, today.

    Freemium Windows

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    eM Client

    eM Client is a full featured e-mail client with a modern and easy to use interface. eM Client also offers calendar, tasks, contacts and chat.

    Free Personal Windows

  • Evolution icon

    Evolution

    Evolution is the official personal information manager and workgroup information management tool for GNOME. It combines e-mail, calendar, address book, and task list management functions. It has been an official part of GNOME since...

    Open Source Linux BSD GNOME

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    Postbox

    Postbox is an email application that helps you organize your work life and get stuff done. It has all the elegance and simplicity of Apple Mail, but with more power and flexibility to manage even the most demanding workloads. ...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Geary

    Geary is an email application built for GNOME 3. It allows you to read and send email with a simple, modern interface.

    Open Source Linux BSD GNOME

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    Nylas Mail

    Nylas Mail is an email client designed to be friendly and easy to use but also powerful and highly extensible. It works "out of the box" with all the major email services like Gmail, Yahoo and iCloud and the lightweight...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

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    Airmail

    Airmail is a lightweight and lightning fast mail client for Mac. Feature list: Accounts: - Unified Inbox and folders - Multi Account with editable html signatures. - Aliases management with custom SMPT - Support for Gmail...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad Apple Watch

    • It's Mail with an Inbox Zero workflow. Sweet! Guest • Mar 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    EssentialPIM

    EssentialPIM lets you manage appointments, tasks, notes, contacts, password entries and email messages across multiple devices and cloud applications. PIM stands for Personal Information Manager, and it allows you to keep all you...

    Freemium Windows Android iPhone

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    Inky

    End-to-End Encrypted Email that is a Delight to Use, on all devices, with all email accounts.

    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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  • Open365 icon

    Open365

    The open source cloud with LibreOffice online - LibreOffice online + Seafile + KDE. Improve your productivity and communicate better with your team members. The world is moving forward. Welcome to the open source cloud!.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Self-Hosted

  • Mutt icon

    Mutt

    Mutt is a small but very powerful text-based mail client for Unix operating systems. Some of its features are: color support, message threading, MIME support (including RFC2047 support for encoded headers), PGP/MIME (RFC2015), various...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Xfce

    • As a text based client, it is a different class of mail clients, not what someone looking for an alternative to Apple Mail would consider. Guest • 9 days ago Disagree   Agree
  • Spark icon

    Spark

    E-mail app with all the great features: swipes (long/short), snooze, add (multiple) attachments from the cloud, support for various e-mail services and more.

    Free Mac iPhone iPad Apple Watch

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    MailMate

    MailMate is an IMAP email client for Mac OS X featuring extensive keyboard control, Markdown supported email composition.

    Commercial Mac

  • Newton icon

    Newton

    Newton (previously CloudMagic) is a fully featured mail client available for Android, iOS and macOS. Works for watch too. It's based on cloud so you can connect it to any account and get fast search, push notifications, read...

    Commercial Mac Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Apple Watch ... Android Wear

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    Zimbra Desktop

    The free Zimbra Desktop client allows you to meld the online and offline worlds – storing and synching your email, calendar, contacts, files and documents in the cloud, yet having them locally accessible when on the road. Zimbra...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux

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    Trojitá

    Trojitá, is a fast Qt IMAP e-mail client that respects open standards and facilitates modern technologies. Trojitá values vendor-neutrality that IMAP provides and is committed to be as interoperable as possible.

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    Kontact - KMail

    KMail is the email component of Kontact, the integrated personal information manager of KDE. Kontact is a personal information manager and groupware software suite for KDE. It supports calendars, contacts, notes, to-do lists, news...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    ALTO Mail

    Alto Mail makes managing your email easy again. Add all your mail accounts to our app (including Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo!, AOL Mail, iCloud, Hotmail and others) and see all of your email in one place. Beyond the typical inbox display...

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    Unibox

    Unibox is a people centric email client that organizes your messages by person. It avoids having email like a to-do list. Features: - Unibox supports IMAP servers: Gmail, iCloud, me.com, Yahoo!, Exchange if IMAP is enabled...

    Commercial Mac

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    Kontact

    Kontact is the integrated Personal Information Manager of KDE. Kontact suite unites mature and proven KDE PIM applications under one roof. Thanks to the powerful KPart technology, existing applications are seamlessly integrated...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    Soverin

    Soverin is an independent private company based in Amsterdam, run by a team of internet enthusiasts who want to create great products that are safe, beautiful and easy to use. We’re passionate about changing the status quo and...

    Commercial Web / Cloud

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    TypeApp

    TypeApp is an all-free, beautifully designed, universal email app, capable of managing unlimited number of mail accounts from various providers, allowing for smart push notifications while enabling personalization across multiple...

    Free Personal Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Android Wear Kindle Fire

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    NaSMail

    NaSMail is a standards-based webmail package written in PHP. It includes built-in pure PHP support for the IMAP and SMTP protocols, and all pages render in HTML 4.01 with minimal JavaScript and CSS. It has very few requirements and is...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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Apple Mail Comments

Mail addons

Positive Comment by Jynto
about Apple Mail and Growl Apr 2012

Here are some little downloads that will make your Apple Mail even better:

If you are using an older version of Mail, and you would like to get the three-column layout found in Lion, then you can install the Letterbox addon.

If you would like Mail to be compatible with Growl, then you can install the GrowlMail addon.

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Apple Mail 4 has been giving me headaches with many of my M ...

Comment by peterstaack
about Apple Mail Jun 2011

Apple Mail 4 has been giving me headaches with many of my Mac clients. Half of the blame is on the ISPs, but several little interface quirks makes some configurations more difficult that necessary. But, then, I'm just not much of a Mac person, so it's probably just me.

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Having just returned to Mac OS, I'm liking 4.2 much better ...

Comment by shkm
about Apple Mail Jun 2011

Having just returned to Mac OS, I'm liking 4.2 much better than Thunderbird for my Gmail and other e-mail needs.

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