Alternatives to Thunderbird for all platforms with any license

  • K-9 Mail icon

    K-9 Mail

    K-9 is an open source email client for Android with multi-folder sync, email signatures, Bcc-to-self, return-address configuration...

    Open Source Android Android Tablet

  • eM Client icon

    eM Client

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

    Free Personal Windows

    • Best solution for people who uses google calendar.
      podecre 3/16/2016
  • SeaMonkey icon


    The SeaMonkey project is a community effort to develop the SeaMonkey all-in-one internet application suite. RAM-demand similar to...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • 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

  • Mailbird icon


    The Best Email Client for Windows 7, 8 & 10 - Mailbird is more than just another email client. It's an all-in-one...

    Freemium Windows

    • Mailbird is missing most of the features which Thunderbird offers, like encryption and plugins
      Guest 1/2/2016
  • Opera Mail icon

    Opera Mail

    Opera Mail powerfully organizes, indexes, and sorts your messages. It has spam filtering (both automated and Bayesian), supports...

    Free 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

    • Totaly free and opensource beside to Mailbird. Beautifull and full functionnal. I prefer N1 rather than Mailbird
      stanwakeru 2/17/2016
  • 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

  • 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

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  • 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

    • Small and quick and not flooded with choices!
      Guest 6/30/2016
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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  • 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

  • Windows Live Mail icon

    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

  • 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

  • Zimbra Desktop icon

    Zimbra Desktop

    The free Zimbra Desktop client allows you to meld the online and offline worlds – storing and synching your email, calendar, contacts...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux

  • Polymail icon


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

    Free Mac iPhone iPad

  • Mail Wise icon

    Mail Wise

    Mail Wise – Read Just What You Need. The best conversation threads ever. A free email client that transforms messy emails into clean...

    Freemium Android

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Foxmail icon


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

    Free Windows

  • 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

  • Trojitá icon


    Trojitá, is a fast Qt IMAP e-mail client that respects open standards and facilitates modern technologies. Trojitá values...

    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

  • 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

  • Kontact - KMail icon

    Kontact - KMail

    KMail is the email component of Kontact, the integrated personal information manager of KDE. Kontact is a personal information manager...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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Thunderbird Comments

Excellent Email Client

Positive Comment by Zivistrov
about Thunderbird Apr 2015

One of the best, if not thee best desktop email client.

[Edited by Zivistrov, April 11]


Le logiciel phare de messagerie

Positive Comment by Daratoft
about Thunderbird Feb 2015

Thunderbird fait parti des piliers des clients de messagerie, à mon goût.
Personnalisable avec des extensions, son catalogue n'est cependant pas extraordinairement fourni.
Pour ma part, il dispose de tout ce qui est nécessaire à son utilisation.

J'en profite pour vous faire part de trois extensions très pratiques, disponibles à cette adresse : SOGo Frontends (ce n'est ni du phishing, ni du spam, l'URL est tout à fait fiable) :

  • la première, c'est l'agenda Lightning. Dans les modules de Thunderbird, on ne le trouve pas dans sa version officielle, aucune idée du pourquoi...
  • la seconde, nommée Connector, permet de synchroniser ses contacts (avec Owncloud par exemple)
  • la seconde, nommée Integrator, permet de synchroniser son agenda (avec Owncloud par exemple)

Ces extensions ne sont guère mises en avant, je ne sais pas pourquoi, mais je les utilise depuis plusieurs mois et tout va pour le mieux. Vous trouverez aisément sur la toile des tutoriaux sur la manière d'utiliser les deux extensions de SOGo. Au pire, laisser moi un message ici et je verrai ce que je peux faire.


Mozilla neglects Thunderbird

Comment by LAN
about Thunderbird Aug 2014

Thunderbird is a great e-mail program, but unfortunately Mozilla neglects it: it only releases security and stability updates, and only community developes new features.


Páratlanul jó.

Positive Comment by User8657307
about Thunderbird Mar 2014

Egyszeru és nagyszeru.Hajrá Mozilla :)

Easy and great. Go Mozilla :)

[Translated by Venom88, March 30]


Decent, but stagnant

Comment by endolith
about Thunderbird and Google Chrome Jul 2011

Thunderbird is a good app, but it seems to be stagnating. Mozilla is too busy trying to copycat Chrome and not putting any time into fixing TB bugs.


I like Thunderbird and Evolution.

Positive Comment by UncleNinja
about Thunderbird and Evolution Jun 2011

I like this and Evolution. I can't really say which is better. :/


I think, today the best E-Mail-Solution with most advantage ...

Comment by em4020
about Thunderbird Jun 2011

I think, today the best E-Mail-Solution with most advantages free of charge is the combination of UNLIMITED AOL Web-Mail Archive (IMAP) with Mozilla Thunderbird as a User Interface, which has nearly all useful features, that the professional commercial product Outlook has.
For detailed Information about 6 disadvantages of Web-GMail compared with Thunderbird or Outlook + AOL mail see: and .
In Addition to this, GMail has the little mistake: GMail filters, which delete mails AND place a label, loose the label: the label is substituted after some days with the empty label "".
Details and voting-possibility see in German:


I don't use it anymore

Negative Comment by bigcat2009
about Thunderbird Jun 2011

It was too slow and it lost one attachment once, so I don't use it anymore


For Information about 6 disadvantages of Web-GMail compared ...

Comment by em4020
about Thunderbird Jun 2011

For Information about 6 disadvantages of Web-GMail compared with Thunderbird/Outlook/AOL mail see: