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Apple Mail Alternatives for Linux

Apple Mail is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Thunderbird, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Apple Mail and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Apple Mail are Mailspring, Evolution, Claws Mail and Geary.

Apple Mail alternatives are mainly Email Clients but may also be Calendar Apps or Email Organizers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Apple Mail.
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  1. Thunderbird is a free, open source, cross-platform e-mail, news and instant messaging client. The project strategy is modeled after Mozilla Firefox.

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    Some users think Thunderbird is a great alternative to Apple Mail, some don't.

    It has too crowded a look to listing email. Compare the wide screen view of both. Thunderbird puts all the details on one line, apple uses multiple lines and gives whitespace between mails.

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    Looks like piece of crap. Intrface is like from windows 98. Rediculous UX design.

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  2. Boost your productivity and send better email with Mailspring, a beautiful, fast email client for Mac, Windows, and Linux. Mailspring is free to use and an optional pro version adds read receipts, send later, reminders and more.

    Clean design with integrated search and swipe gestures


  3. Evolution is a personal information management application that provides integrated mail, calendaring, address book and task list functionality.

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  4. 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 Robustness and stability.
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  5. Geary is an email application built around conversations, for the GNOME 3 desktop.

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    Very similar to Apple Mail

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  6. Mutt is a small but very powerful text-based mail client for Unix operating systems.

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    This alternative is disputed. Mutt is still a legitimate alternative to Apple Mail, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    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.

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    Textbased client, not sth like Apple Mail

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    Mailpile

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • OpenPGP

    Mailpile is a modern, fast web-mail client with user-friendly encryption and privacy features. The development of Mailpile is funded by a large community of backers and all code related to the project is and will be released under an OSI approved Free Software license.

    Discontinued

    1.0.0 Release Candidate 6 from 2019 is the last version on GitHub (https://github.com/mailpile/Mailpile/releases). Possibly the development has been stopped.

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    Kontact - KMail

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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, and email.

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  9. Personal Information Manager (Mail, Contact, Calendar and more).

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    BlueMail

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch

    BlueMail is a modern, mobile first, powerful Email management tool with a sleek design, unified inbox and support for all your accounts: IMAP,Exchange,POP3.

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    Not a lot of customization abilities. Can't even find a way to change fonts in composition mode. Too simplistic. Feels like I'm using an android/ios app on my macbook. I want more functionality, not more simplicity.

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