eM Client Reviews

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Whilst persevering with our never-ending seek for a reliable and worthwhile email client for Windows machines, we (for the second time) gave eMClient another go expecting good things of course, because it is paid software...

I found the software very slow at switching between emails making it unusable for business use but after reporting problems in their support forum and reaching out to them via Twitter, their customer support was appalling, in fact, I'd go as far as saying pretty much non-existent.

All I (and many other users) wanted was acknowledgment of the problem(s) and for someone to pipe up and say it is being addressed but no, literally nothing in the slightest.

They seem happy to continue charging for their software but don't want to look after their customers or even entertain the idea that there may be a problem.

On this basis alone, I'd strongly recommend avoiding buying and using this software.

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Not yet there

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The only alternative to Outlook that I could find with Exchange functionality, but unfortunately still a long way to go to replace it in a working environment. I found it slower than Outlook and somewhat unpolished. Uninstalled when I got back a reply from a partner asking why I was sending blank mail...

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Bundled with browser toolbar

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I'm still going to give it a go, but man, do I ever hate that shit.

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Memory bloat of 250+ MB RAM for single Exchange account. Intermittent connectivity gives huge amount of noise.

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A very good "hub" application

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A very good IMAP client particularly in our case where we use Google Calendar and Contacts against our own IMAP server. All calendars and contacts are automatically included setting up just the account and nothing else. The extremely smooth installation is, however, also the most prominent drawback. Special settings are simply not there, e.g. timeouts for server connections, custom keyboard shortcuts and other not so daily options. Particularly timeouts can be a drag, since this effectively makes the client unusable if you are connecting from a less than optimum hotel room or a congested public wifi hot-spot. There are a few glitches and bugs but nothing too serious. All in all a very good and cleverly conceived mail client with a few dings.

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Pros: Was able to correctly process more arcane IMAP account configurations, allowing me to readily access them. Dark theme available (but see cons)

Cons: Could not access O365 calendar or contacts. GUI dialog boxes for password need to tell you not just the username, but the account name as well, as it isn't always obvious. Keeps insisting one turns on the All Mail view for IMAP (not recommended by any other client) making it harder to evaluate or use different clients at the same time. Dark theme needed to lower the color on the background a bit more for better contrast (message list). When you don't have an email selected, you have a glaring white empty panel. Check boxes are very dim when selected, making it hard to know if you selected them. Overall, this is a human interface failure for the dark mode.

Two stars because it could handle IMAP, but the failure to implement O365 calendaring made it a show stopping failure for me.

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very usefull when you have a lot of account, office 365, gmail, apple, imap, caldav

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only 2 accounts

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the free version only allows you to have 2 accounts. What's the point? I might as well have gone with the paid version of mailbird which was cheaper. You didn't show that there were limited accounts when I downloaded it.

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"OK" program but no PGP support

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Its UI is good looking but unfortunately it does not support PGP only the "industry standard" S/MIME. Only 1% of my mail recipients use S/MIME so I can't use it. Sad because EM is really promising... at least their free version.

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Now has full support for PGP since June 2017.

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eM client is definitely a great piece of software for Windows. Four-stars for the Windows version.
Not so much for MacOS -- at least not yet. They should at least refrain from charging users (read: "Paying beta testers") until they have polished the product a little bit. Two-stars for the MacOS version. 3-stars overall because I cannot review each separately.

As for the Windows side of things, although it is a great product, I've had several bad experiences with them. I don't know exactly how, but surely they are collecting user information and who knows what else in order to determine whom they feel should need to pay for the service. All of a sudden the "Free" license is remotely deactivated. And I found that a friend that I recommended the product to previously, had their laptop's license "revoked" because they had used my Internet connection while visiting.

I use router-based VPN connections for privacy on my personal network so it leaves me to believe that the activation process involves more than just a machine hardware hash as generally is the case.

It is not without its' issues as a product even on the Windows platform -- primarily I found that it was prone to random disconnects requiring closing the client and opening again.

I would be much more comfortable and willing to purchase the professional version if the licensing and software protection were from a third party. Otherwise, where does the developer draw the line between sniffing your e-mail to identify "business" usage, and privacy that is expected within one's email?

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Great email client. Unfortunately it is free only for one account.

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Actually the Free License is for two email accounts.

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Excellent Email client and very fast with handlig huge inboxes!

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Awesome

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Great integration with principal email/chat/calendar services and user-friendly interface.

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Great software for no price

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I have been using Thunderbird/outlook for years and i have always been at a standstill when it comes to a dedicated mail client. What i like about Emclient is that its not really just another email client, its an all in one, calendar, chat, inbox, and most importantly native contact syncing.

It's the end all be all at least for me anyways. I appreciate how it plays so nicely with gmail!

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