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 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

    • 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 Microsoft Outlook Express), is a personal information manager that lets you manage...

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    • 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 • Nov 2016 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 Mozilla Firefox . Such a software suite was previously made popular by...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com

  • 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

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  • Mailbird icon

    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

  • 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

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  • Nylas Mail icon

    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

  • Claws Mail icon

    Claws Mail

    Claws Mail is an email client (and news reader), based on GTK+, featuring Quick response Graceful, and sophisticated interface Easy configuration, intuitive operation Abundant features Extensibility ...

    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 as Windows, Linux, BSD, Mac OS X and other Unix-like systems. Sylpheed uses GTK+ GUI toolkit. The...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com

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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 icon

    Inky

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

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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 threading, MIME support (including RFC2047 support for encoded headers), PGP/MIME (RFC2015), various...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Xfce

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    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

  • 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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  • 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, 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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  • Mail icon

    Mail

    Windows 10 has Mail and Calendar apps already built in. With the Mail application you can now easily see all message from your favorite people, more clearly organize social updates and...

    Free Windows

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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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  • Jumanji

    jumanji is a highly customizable and functional web browser based on the libwebkit web content engine and the gtk+ toolkit. The idea behind jumanji is a web browser that provides a minimalistic and space saving interface as well as an...

    Open Source Linux

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  • TypeApp icon

    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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    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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  • MailMate icon

    MailMate

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

    Commercial Mac

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    Email.biz

    Indian Webmail service allowing people to sign up for an @email.biz mail account. Cloud based Login and Multiple Login System give you safe and secure access to your POP / IMAP email accounts. Now access your email with any Web...

    Free Web / Cloud

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  • Mulberry icon

    Mulberry

    Mulberry is a powerful, easy to use electronic mail (email) and calendar program that allows you to send, access, and manage email and calendars. Mulberry also helps you manage other related information, such as contact information. ...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 4.0.8, released in February 2007, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    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 Firefox. Usage: Configure one or more accounts in Preferences, set account refresh time and get...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Firefox

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  • AOL Desktop icon

    AOL Desktop

    A sophisticated version of AOL's free all-in-one Internet software, AOL 10.1 organizes your online life by seamlessly bringing together email, IM and Web browsing all in one place.

    Free Mac Windows

Windows Live Mail Comments

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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