Alternatives to Mailbird for all platforms with any license

  • Thunderbird icon


    Thunderbird is a free, open source, cross-platform e-mail, news and instant messaging client. The project strategy is modeled after...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku

  • Inbox by Gmail icon

    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...

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone Chrome OS iPad Chrome

  • Apple Mail icon

    Apple Mail

    There’s big news attached. The best way to manage email on a Mac gets even better with OS X Yosemite.

    Free Mac iPhone iPad

  • eM Client icon

    eM Client

    Fully functional alternative to Microsoft Outlook, including native interoperability with Exchange servers.

    Free Personal Windows

  • Evolution icon


    Evolution is the official personal information manager and workgroup information management tool for GNOME. It combines e-mail...

    Open Source Linux BSD GNOME

  • Postbox icon


    Postbox is an email application that helps you organize your work life and get stuff done. It has all the elegance and simplicity...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Nylas N1 icon

    Nylas N1

    N1 is an email client designed to be friendly and easy to use but also powerful and highly extensible. It works "out of the...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

    • simple, fast, elegant, and integration with OS
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  • Geary icon


    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

  • Claws Mail icon

    Claws Mail

    Claws Mail is an email client (and news reader), based on GTK+, featuring Quick response Graceful, and sophisticated...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD Xfce

  • Airmail icon


    Airmail is a lightweight and lightning fast mail client for Mac. Feature list: Accounts: - Unified Inbox and folders - Multi...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad Apple Watch

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  • Sylpheed icon


    Sylpheed is a simple, lightweight but featureful, and easy-to-use e-mail client (mailer, MUA). Sylpheed runs on many systems such...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Inky icon


    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

  • The Bat icon

    The Bat

    The Bat! is a secure email client software, built to protect your correspondence against third-parties.

    Commercial Windows

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    Windows Live Mail Discontinued

    Windows Live Mail (formerly named Windows Live Mail Desktop) is a freeware email client from Microsoft. It is the successor to Outlook...

    Free Windows

  • Sparrow icon

    Sparrow Discontinued

    Sparrow is a minimalist mail application for Mac. It was designed to keep things simple and efficient. No fancy stuff here... just...

    Commercial Mac iPhone

  • Mutt icon


    Mutt is a small but very powerful text-based mail client for Unix operating systems. Some of its features are: color support, message...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Xfce

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  • Newton icon


    Newton (previously CloudMagic) is a fully featured mail client available for Android, iOS and macOS. Works for watch too. It's...

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

  • Polymail icon


    The most powerful platform for email productivity in a beautiful native app — on desktop and mobile.

    Free Mac iPhone iPad

  • Spark icon


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

    Free iPhone iPad Apple Watch

  • Foxmail icon


    Foxmail is a free POP3 and IMAP4 e-mail client in English and Chinese for Windows systems.

    Free Windows

  • FossaMail icon


    FossaMail is an Open Source, Mozilla Thunderbird -based mail, news and chat client for Windows and Linux, brought to you by...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Mail icon


    Windows 10 has Mail and Calendar apps already built in. With the Mail application you can now...

    Free Windows

  • ALTO Mail icon

    ALTO Mail

    Alto Mail makes managing your email easy again. Add all your mail accounts to our app (including Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo!, AOL Mail...

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • Becky! Internet Mail icon

    Becky! Internet Mail

    Becky! Internet Mail is an email client for Windows OS. Becky! Internet Mail supports POP3, IMAP and S/MIME as well as PGP/PGP via...

    Commercial Windows

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    nPOPuk Discontinued

    nPOPuk is an ultra-small, but comprehensive, e-mail client that runs on a wide range of Windows-based operating systems

    Open Source Windows Windows Mobile

  • Simple Mail icon

    Simple Mail

    Simple Mail is a mail client for Firefox. It allows you to get notified, read and write messages for multiple email accounts inside...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Firefox

  • TypeApp icon


    TypeApp is an all-free, beautifully designed, universal email app, capable of managing unlimited number of mail accounts from various...

    Free Personal Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Android Wear Kindle Fire

  • GyazMail icon


    GyazMail is a email client software for Mac OS X, based on Cocoa framework, simple, easy-to-use with many features.

    Commercial Mac

  • Columba icon

    Columba Discontinued

    Columba is an email client written in Java, featuring a user-friendly graphical interface with wizards and internalionalization...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • SlideMail icon


    Making email better through artificial intelligence.

    Free iPhone

  • MailMate icon


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

    Commercial Mac

Mailbird Comments

sorry to leave :-(

Comment by tomazpogacar
about Mailbird Jul 2016

since Mailbird cancel three accounts in free version, I have to go... :-(


only 1 account usable for free version!

Comment by bobalazs
about Mailbird Jul 2016

Mailbird was my goto for email application, until with an update free email service got limited to only one email account.

[Edited by bobalazs, July 08]


MAILBIRD as an alternative to MS Office Outlook still using WIN XP on a desktop is anyone out there using it on WIN XP?

Comment by SlimSylv
about Mailbird Feb 2016

Hi, newbie here. I am using WIN XP SP 3.0 32 bit on a desktop. I have read through some of the comments/reviews, but was wondering if anyone is using Mailbird on WIN XP?
I am an older woman, non-techie, (but not stupid) any info that you think may help me would be gratefully received.
I am in the process of saving up to buy a new computer OS, (I am in Australia, AKA OZ) so please don't mention prices unless they are in $AUD Lol...You'd be surprised how many helpful people tell me how cheap computers are now (in US)but they aren't that cheap here in OZ! Just saying....
Many thanks


Thank you 1 Helpful

Comment by Mailbird
about Mailbird Nov 2015

Wow, on behalf of the entire Mailbird team: Thank you all for your glowing reviews and supportive comments. We are thrilled that so many of the people that use Mailbird like it enough to share it!


Awesome email client!

Positive Comment by saultresidder
about Mailbird Sep 2015

Mailbird has it all. Excellent handling of multiple email accounts, as well as the amazing integration of other productivity apps, such as Evernote, Todoist, Sunrise calendar and the
With regards to your prediction that Microsoft will purchase this great Email client, I think they would be stupid not to!

Great work!!



Positive Comment by michaelhoneth
about Mailbird Sep 2015

I just got a new laptop with Windows 10, which I love; but I don't like Microsoft Mail, which doesn't have a unified inbox. I also wasn't happy with Outlook. I found reviews of Mailbird online, while looking for a clean, comprehensive app, and so far I am incredibly impressed with it. It is intuitive, and perfect for the way I think and work.


Where have you been Mail Bird?

Positive Comment by leestyron
about Mailbird and Thunderbird Sep 2015

I have been using Thunderbird for years and have been searching for something better for about as long. Before that I used Eudora or Outlook. Wasn't impressed with those either.
My main issue is Tbird is glitchy and and only 32 bit. When I have computer trouble and have to replace it, I loose all my email history. It does not backup like they say it should. Trust me, I have tried many many times.
I keep my business records and conversations on there and that history is very important to me.
I just upgraded to Win 10, and Tbird is not liking it very much. I stumbled on the link for Mail Bird while searching for a 64 bit version of Tbird, which does not exist that is supported.
So far, Mail Bird looks great. Works great for my work flow. Breath of fresh air to say the least.
So far I am a very happy customer. :) My searching is finally over.
THANK YOU So much!!!


Well Done

Positive Comment by jeffmullins
about Mailbird Sep 2015

While looking for a new email client, I came across Mailbird. I have not been disappointed


Best alternative to Outlook to manage exchange and cloud based email

Positive Comment by bradleywatson
about Mailbird Sep 2015

Been using for a week and loving it


Looks promising!!

Positive Comment by la_twins
about Mailbird Sep 2015

Just downloaded and started using Mailbird but am happy thus far. Pretty slick front end, and responsive customer support.


I Recommend Mailbird

Positive Comment by Yuri_Volkov
about Mailbird Sep 2015

If you are just struggling to use programs apps and webpages as a basic user, Mailbird will really help you set up your IMAP downloading from Gmail pretty much automatically. I also love the global inbox and multiple accounts features.


Finally! A well designed, powerful email client!

Positive Comment by bsabath
about Mailbird and Squirrelmail, Mail, Microsoft Office Outlook Sep 2015

I have my own personal email address which is hosted by my webhost. For years, I've accessed email via squirrel mail, which as you may know, is very old school, cumbersome, and not very powerful. It is hard to search through existing messages, and it renders many html based messages very poorly.
I recently got a new Windows 10 Laptop, and vowed I would find a new way to view my email. I tried the Mail app that comes with Windows 10 - very weak and kludgy. I tried Outlook - very powerful, but overly complex, and it still does a terrible job of rendering HTML graphics (apparently, it uses MS Word to render messages. WHAT!!?). I looked through the "Microsoft store" and "App Explorer" that Windows 10 provides. Searching "mail" brought me to virtually nothing useful.

Finally, I googled "Best Windows email client" (I should have done that first). Mailbird was mentioned in virtually every reference. I downloaded and installed it. Turns out, it was exactly what I was looking for.


Mailbird: number one

Positive Comment by boukebuis
about Mailbird Sep 2015

I was looking for a fast e-mail client with a modern look and feel, which I can use for multiple accounts. I found via Internet several alternative e-mail clients, but Mailbird attracted me most. I installed the program and I am very satisfied with the use.

The apps are very handy and I use them every day.


Loving Mailbird

Positive Comment by kirknurse
about Mailbird Aug 2015

It's a great alternative mail client that is light as well as robust. The functionality of Outlook and Thunderbird with a modern interface.