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 (Paid), Mailspring (Freemium, Open Source), eM Client (Freemium) and Spark (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Sep 14, 2021

    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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      Thunderbird vs Apple Mail opinions
      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.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

      Looks like piece of crap. Intrface is like from windows 98. Rediculous UX design.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

    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.
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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.
      No unified inbox, too many strange behaviors with outlook.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      Because it has better UI than any other...
      Positive comment 6 days ago

      Wayyyyy to complicated and on outlook 2016 no common inbox
      Negative comment over 2 years ago


    3. 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.
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    4. eM Client is a full featured email client with a clean and efficient user interface.
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    5. 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.
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      Spark vs Apple Mail opinions
      Some users think Spark is a great alternative to Apple Mail, some don't.
      Spark is quick, sync easily with all of your devices, and is free!
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      Great UI design. Really good natural language search. Smart Inbox that's actually smart.
      Positive comment 12 months ago

      Good idea but the only negative point have the time to sync.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago


    6. 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.
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      Postbox vs Apple Mail opinions
      Most users think Postbox is a great alternative to Apple Mail.
      can move emails between accounts
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      webpn Much more powerful, handles multiple IMAP accounts without crashing, much more stable and smart.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

    7. 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. Welcome to the shortest path to done.
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    8. Mutt is a small but very powerful text-based mail client for Unix operating systems.
      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.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

      anthracity Textbased client, not sth like Apple Mail
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

      • 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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      BlueMail vs Apple Mail opinions
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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.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

    9. Airmail is a lightweight and lightning fast mail client for Mac. Feature list: Accounts: - Unified Inbox and folders - Multi Account with editable html signatures. - Aliases management with custom SMPT
      Airmail vs Apple Mail opinions
      Some users think Airmail is a great alternative to Apple Mail, some don't.
      It's Mail with an Inbox Zero workflow. Sweet!
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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