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Apple Mail Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to Apple Mail for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac 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 Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Apple Mail are Microsoft Office Outlook, Spark Mail, Mailspring and eM Client.

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.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsThunderbird can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Multiple Account supportThunderbird support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    ⚫︎ CustomizableThunderbird is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeThunderbird supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Import/Export OPML FeedsImport and export your feed subscriptions into OPML format with Thunderbird.
    ⚫︎ Integrated Password ManagerThunderbird lets you access all the passwords you’ve saved across your different devices.
    ⚫︎ PortableThunderbird can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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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. 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 your e-mail, calendar, contacts, and tasks.

    ⚫︎ Unified inboxView e-mails (or similar) from all accounts in one unified view with Microsoft Office Outlook.
    ⚫︎ Multiple Account supportMicrosoft Office Outlook support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeMicrosoft Office Outlook supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Microsoft Office Outlook vs Apple Mail opinions
    Some users think Microsoft Office Outlook is a great alternative to Apple Mail, some don't.

    Because it has better UI than any other...

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    No unified inbox, too many strange behaviors with outlook.

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    Wayyyyy to complicated and on outlook 2016 no common inbox

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  3. 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.

    ⚫︎ Multiple Account supportSpark Mail support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    ⚫︎ Sync Across DevicesSpark Mail can sync your data across devices like your phone, desktop and tablet
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeSpark Mail supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Some users think Spark Mail is a great alternative to Apple Mail, some don't.

    Good idea but the only negative point have the time to sync.

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    Great UI design. Really good natural language search. Smart Inbox that's actually smart.

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    Spark is quick, sync easily with all of your devices, and is free!

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  4. 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.

    ⚫︎ Unified inboxView e-mails (or similar) from all accounts in one unified view with Mailspring.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeMailspring supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Multiple Account supportMailspring support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    ⚫︎ CustomizableMailspring is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeMailspring doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsMailspring can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Clean design with integrated search and swipe gestures
  5. eM Client is a full featured email client with a clean and efficient user interface.

    ⚫︎ Multiple Account supporteM Client support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeeM Client supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Unified inboxView e-mails (or similar) from all accounts in one unified view with eM Client.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ Sync with Google CalendareM Client can be synchronized with Google Calendar
    ⚫︎ Automatic BackupeM Client will automatically back up your data periodically.
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  6. Postbox is an email application that helps you organize your work life and get stuff done.

    ⚫︎ Multiple Account supportPostbox support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsPostbox can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Most users think Postbox is a great alternative to Apple Mail.
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    Much more powerful, handles multiple IMAP accounts without crashing, much more stable and smart.

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    can move emails between accounts

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    Spike

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Oculus Rift

    Bring your workspace together into one unified app. It’s everything your team has been looking for in a productivity and messaging app, but easier, and all with your email.

    ⚫︎ Unified inboxView e-mails (or similar) from all accounts in one unified view with Spike.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeSpike supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ Multiple Account supportSpike support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Spike simultaneously.
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    One powerful space for all your work needs—get email, chat, notes, tasks, calendar and audio/video calls all from your inbox
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    Mutt

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Xfce

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

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceMutt either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Mutt vs Apple Mail opinions
    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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    Airmail

    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch

    Airmail is a lightweight and lightning fast mail client for Mac.

    ⚫︎ Multiple Account supportAirmail support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    ⚫︎ CustomizableAirmail is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ LightweightAirmail consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    It's Mail with an Inbox Zero workflow. Sweet!

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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.

    ⚫︎ Unified inboxView e-mails (or similar) from all accounts in one unified view with BlueMail.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeBlueMail doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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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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