Alternatives to Windows Live 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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku

    • Thunderbird have not Outlook's express / Live Mail's simplicity. Thunderbird is like evolution Light. Very detail settings. When "some" not work, you cannot write and save draft.
      Guest • Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Microsoft Office Outlook

    Microsoft Outlook, part of the Microsoft Office Suite (not to be confused with...

    Commercial Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet ... Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Android Wear

    • It is a fussy programme. I can't view all of my different email feeds in one inbox. The 'rules; and 'junk' filter simply do not work. All in all very disappointing
      Guest • 3 days ago Disagree   Agree
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    SeaMonkey

    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

  • Mailbird icon

    Mailbird

    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

  • 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

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

    Free Personal Windows

  • Postbox icon

    Postbox

    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

  • 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

  • Evolution icon

    Evolution

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

    Open Source Linux BSD GNOME

  • 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

  • Geary icon

    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

  • 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

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    Sylpheed

    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

  • 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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    EssentialPIM

    EssentialPIM lets you manage appointments, tasks, notes, contacts, password entries and email messages across multiple devices and...

    Freemium Windows Android iPhone

  • Inky icon

    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

  • Open365 icon

    Open365

    The open source cloud with LibreOffice online - LibreOffice online + Seafile + KDE. Improve your productivity and communicate better...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Self-Hosted

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  • 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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Xfce

  • 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

  • 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

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    Polymail

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

    Freemium Mac iPhone iPad

  • Spark icon

    Spark

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

    Free Mac iPhone iPad Apple Watch

  • TypeApp icon

    TypeApp

    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

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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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    sup

    Sup is a console-based email client for people with a lot of email. It supports tagging, very fast full-text search, automatic...

    Open Source Linux

  • 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 icon

    Kontact

    Kontact is the integrated Personal Information Manager of KDE. Kontact suite unites mature and proven KDE PIM applications under...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • MailMate icon

    MailMate

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

    Commercial Mac

  • Email.biz icon

    Email.biz

    Indian Webmail service allowing people to sign up for an @email.biz mail account. Cloud based Login and Multiple Login System give...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • nPOPuk icon

    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

  • Jumanji

    jumanji is a highly customizable and functional web browser based on the libwebkit web content engine and the gtk+ toolkit. The idea...

    Open Source Linux

  • 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

  • Mail icon

    Mail

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

    Free Windows

Windows Live Mail Comments

Was it necessary to force us in installing Windows Live?

Negative Comment by LAN
about Windows Live Mail Jul 2014

Microsoft has removed an e-mail program (and some other programs) from Windows 7 to force us in installing Windows Live Essentials. They are trying to completely profile us, like Google. I'm switching to open-source e-mail clients.

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It's the necessary evil for a lot of my corporate clients. ...

Comment by peterstaack
about Windows Live Mail Jun 2011

It's the necessary evil for a lot of my corporate clients. Try as I might, I can't convince 'em to stray from Windows Live Mail. It's not that it's a particularly bad product, but it's a fair bit more complicated for me to configure than other newer open source products out there. I've certainly used better mail clients, and I've used way WAY worse mail clients.

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