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Balsa Alternatives

Balsa is described as 'e-mail client for GNOME, highly configurable and incorporating all the features you would expect in a robust mail client' and is a Email Client in the office & productivity category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Balsa for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, BSD, Mac and Android. The best alternative is Thunderbird, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Balsa are Evolution, Mailbird, Claws Mail and Microsoft Mail and Calendar.

Balsa alternatives are mainly Email Clients but may also be Calendar Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Balsa.
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  1. Thunderbird icon

    Thunderbird

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Homebrew
    • PortableApps.com
    • Chocolatey
    • Flathub
    • AppImageHub
    • Snapcraft
    • BSD
    • Haiku
    96 alternatives to Thunderbird 

    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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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsThunderbird can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  Multiple Account supportThunderbird support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    3.  Calendar IntegrationThunderbird lets you sync your tasks and events with your calendar application.
    4.  Email OrganizerThunderbird allows you to take control of your inbox by filtering and control tools.
    5.  Dark ModeThunderbird supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    6.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Thunderbird.
    7.  Integrated Password ManagerThunderbird lets you access all the passwords you’ve saved across your different devices.
    8.  Import/Export OPML FeedsImport and export your feed subscriptions into OPML format with Thunderbird.
    9.  PortableThunderbird can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  2. Evolution icon

    Evolution

    • Linux
    • BSD
    • S/MIME
    • GNOME
    • OpenPGP
    80 alternatives to Evolution 

    Evolution is a personal information management application that provides integrated mail, calendaring, address book and task list functionality. Evolution supports a wide range of industry standard data formats and network protocols for information exchange, with an emphasis on...

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    1.  Calendar IntegrationEvolution lets you sync your tasks and events with your calendar application.
    2.  Calendar ViewEvolution has a built-in calendar view to have a clear overview of your content over time.
    3.  Multiple Account supportEvolution support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    4.  Sync with Google CalendarEvolution can be synchronized with Google Calendar
    5.  RemindersEvolution allows you to set reminders for tasks, events or actions, based on parameters of time, place or condition.
    6.  GPG EncryptionEvolution supports GPG (aka GnuPG) for encryption of things like emails, messages, files, etc.
    7.  Spam FilterEvolution can detect unsolicited, unwanted and virus-infected emails, calls, files, etc.
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  3. Mailbird icon

    Mailbird

    65 alternatives to Mailbird 

    Mailbird helps individuals and businesses manage emails in one place. This allows you to simplify your workflows. Therefore, spend more time on important tasks. Moreover, 9 in 10 of our customers describe our interface as “intuitive” and beautiful.

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    1.  Dark ModeMailbird supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    2.  Unified inboxView e-mails (or similar) from all accounts in one unified view with Mailbird.
    3.  Multiple Account supportMailbird support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    4.  Email template editorMailbird offers pre-defined email layouts so you can add content or customize your own templates.
    5.  Email OrganizerMailbird allows you to take control of your inbox by filtering and control tools.
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  4. Claws Mail icon

    Claws Mail

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    88 alternatives to 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 Robustness and stability.

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    1.  LightweightClaws Mail consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsClaws Mail can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  Multiple Account supportClaws Mail support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    4.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Claws Mail without registration.
    5.  Import/Export OPML FeedsImport and export your feed subscriptions into OPML format with Claws Mail.
    6.  Spam FilterClaws Mail can detect unsolicited, unwanted and virus-infected emails, calls, files, etc.
    7.  PortableClaws Mail can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  5. Microsoft Mail and Calendar icon

    Microsoft Mail and Calendar

    • Windows
    • Windows S
    89 alternatives to Microsoft Mail and Calendar 

    Windows 10 has Mail and Calendar apps already built in.

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    1.  Unified inboxView e-mails (or similar) from all accounts in one unified view with Microsoft Mail and Calendar.
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  6. Kontact - KMail icon

    Kontact - KMail

    • Linux
    • BSD
    59 alternatives to 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, and email.

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    Sylpheed

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    47 alternatives to Sylpheed 

    Sylpheed is a simple, lightweight but featureful, and easy-to-use e-mail client (mailer, MUA).

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    1.  LightweightSylpheed consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  PortableSylpheed can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Trojitá

    • Windows
    • Linux
    37 alternatives to Trojitá 

    Trojitá, is a fast Qt IMAP e-mail client that respects open standards and facilitates modern technologies. Trojitá values vendor-neutrality that IMAP provides and is committed to be as interoperable as possible.

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  9. Nextcloud Mail icon

    Nextcloud Mail

    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    43 alternatives to Nextcloud Mail 

     Mail app for Nextcloud.

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  10. Columba icon

    Columba

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    61 alternatives to Columba 

    Columba is an email client written in Java, featuring a user-friendly graphical interface with wizards and internalionalization support. Its a powerful mail management tool with features to enhance your productivity and communication.

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    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.4, released in March 2007, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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