Thunderbird Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to Thunderbird for Mac if you are looking to replace it. The most popular Mac alternative is Small eM Client iconeM Client, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Thunderbird and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Thunderbird are Small Microsoft Office Outlook iconMicrosoft Office Outlook (Paid), Small SeaMonkey iconSeaMonkey (Free, Open Source), Small Mailspring iconMailspring (Freemium) and Small Postbox iconPostbox (Paid).

The list of alternatives was last updated on Dec 10, 2020

  • eM Client is a full featured e-mail client with a modern and easy to use interface. eM Client also offers calendar, tasks, contacts and chat.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Thunderbird.
    • Freemium
    • Mac
    • Windows
    Gu
    Thunderbird is brutal, emClient is clean, neat, well thought out, etc. It works with Exchange, Gmail, etc. Everything in one install. Drop in replacement for Outlook at a fraction of the price for Business.
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    Positive comment • more than a year ago

    Gu
    Renders HTML mail very slowly on Win10
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    Negative comment • more than a year ago

    Gu
    Slow on rendering most email. My version of it doesn't show well unread new message : I can't tell if it's too slow or if it just fails to display them at all.
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    Negative comment • more than a year ago

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  • Part of the Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook is a personal information manager that lets you manage your e-mail, calendar, contacts, and tasks.
    Some users think this is a great alternative to Thunderbird, some doesn't.
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Android Wear
    Gu
    It works. Much less buggy. Better integration with Windows. Encryption/Signing.Works over remote desktop without losing pieces of itself. Search is crappier though.
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    Positive comment • 11 months ago

    Gu
    outlook is clumsy and bloated and does nothing well. tbird does one thing and well.
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    Negative comment • 7 months ago

    Ey
    As a Firefox user, I have tried to love Thunderbird but it just can't compete with Outlook, IMHO.
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    Positive comment • more than a year ago



  • The SeaMonkey project is a community effort to develop the SeaMonkey all-in-one internet application suite. A lighter alternative to...
    Almost everyone think this is great alternative to Thunderbird.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    Gu
    SeaMonkey is both a WEB BROWSER and EMAIL CLIENT. It's the successor of Mozilla Application Suite or Netscape Communicator, resp. Further it includes also a news client program, an HTML editor (SeaMonkey Composer) and an IRC client (ChatZilla).
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    Positive comment • more than a year ago

    Gu
    More of a web browser than an email client
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    Negative comment • more than a year ago

  • 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.
    This alternative is disputed. It's still a legit alternative but it might have some issues that some users think is important.
    • Freemium
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Arch Linux
    • Fedora
    • Ubuntu
    Gu
    Need to create an account on a third-party company to access your email.
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    Negative comment • more than a year ago

    ri
    Simple, more streamlined UI and easily customizable.
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    Positive comment • more than a year ago

    3psilon630435
    Great alternative, especially for casual users. Simple, streamlined UI, feels fresh.
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  • Postbox is an email application that helps you organize your work life and get stuff done.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Thunderbird.
    • Mac
    • Windows
    Ja
    If you're using Windows 10 or a Mac, Postbox is hard to beat. I found myself so impressed with the trial that I had to buy the license in the end. It started out looking a lot like Thunderbird, but it really has come into its own over the past few years to the point where Thunderbird has nothing on Postbox.
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    Positive comment • 9 months ago

  • 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.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Thunderbird.
    • Freemium
    • Mac
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    fo
    Free, simple, reliable, easy to manage multiple accounts, fair amount of customization, synchronisation, templates
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    Positive comment • 9 months ago

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    no sorting, dont show allmail for gmail
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    Negative comment • more than a year ago

  • 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.
    Some users think this is a great alternative to Thunderbird, some doesn't.
    • Free Personal
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    Gu
    bluemail pushes all your mail into their clud making it insecure
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    Negative comment • more than a year ago

    Gu
    It works on Android, but is not so powerfull.
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    Positive comment • more than a year ago

    Gu
    clear, easy to use lots of flexibility
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    Positive comment • more than a year ago

  • There’s big news attached. The best way to manage email on a Mac, according to Apple.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Thunderbird.
    • Free
    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    Gu
    I have used Thunderbird with IMAP for years, but the tiny font problem on Mac is now a dealbreaker, and with my decades of emails and folders, Thunderbird is flailing when fetching ail or moving folders. Apple Mail does what I need it to: manage multiple Gmail accounts, not be too slow, and let me adjust font size. The arrangement of folders/mailboxes in Apple Mail is not as intuitive as Tbird but I can deal with that.
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    Positive comment • more than a year ago

    Gu
    You must download all your emails and there is no option to limit it!
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    Negative comment • more than a year ago

  • Mutt is a small but very powerful text-based mail client for Unix operating systems.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Thunderbird.
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    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Xfce
    Gu
    Thunderbird users want a GUI mail application. Mutt is a command line mail application. They are both good and both popular, but very much apples and oranges.
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    Negative comment • 9 months ago

  • Sylpheed is a simple, lightweight but featureful, and easy-to-use e-mail client (mailer, MUA).
    Most users think this is great alternative to Thunderbird.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    Gu
    It doesn't encrypt password storage and doesn't have Master Password function
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    Negative comment • more than a year ago