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Thunderbird Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to Thunderbird for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is eM 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 Microsoft Office Outlook, Mailspring, SeaMonkey and Postbox.

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

    eM Client

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    • Windows
    65 alternatives to eM Client 

    eM Client is a full featured e-mail client with a modern and easy to use interface. eM Client also offers calendar, tasks, contacts, notes and chat.

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    1.  Calendar IntegrationeM Client lets you sync your tasks and events with your calendar application.
    2.  Multiple Account supporteM Client support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    3.  PGP EncryptioneM Client supports PGP, an encryption system used for sending encrypted emails and files.
    4.  Dark ModeeM Client supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    5.  Unified inboxView e-mails (or similar) from all accounts in one unified view with eM Client.
    6.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    7.  Email OrganizereM Client allows you to take control of your inbox by filtering and control tools.
    8.  Sync with Google CalendareM Client can be synchronized with Google Calendar
    9.  Automatic BackupeM Client will automatically back up your data periodically.
    eM Client: Inbox view
    eM Client: Calendar - week view
    eM Client: Inbox with Agenda sidebar
    eM Client vs Thunderbird opinions
    Most users think eM Client is a great alternative to Thunderbird.
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    Guest

    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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    Guest

    eM client is clean and neat, it's has more built-in functions than Thunderbird. This is a great alternative for Mac and Windows users who care about the software user interface.

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    Guest

    limited to only 2 accounts

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    Guest

    closed source program that doesn't do a lot of what thunderbird can

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    LinuxDoge

    doesnt support Linux, isnt open source, not configurable enough

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    Guest

    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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    Guest

    I'm still testing it but I like what I see. The interface. I like balance, not minimalism nor clutter. I am still using Thunderbird and have not decided yet. Also it is for personal use, therefore I need a free program with at least 3 free mailboxes.

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  2. Microsoft Office Outlook icon

    Microsoft Office Outlook

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    • Online
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    • iPad
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    • Android Wear
    134 alternatives to Microsoft Office Outlook 

    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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    1.  Email OrganizerMicrosoft Office Outlook allows you to take control of your inbox by filtering and control tools.
    2.  Calendar IntegrationMicrosoft Office Outlook lets you sync your tasks and events with your calendar application.
    3.  Unified inboxView e-mails (or similar) from all accounts in one unified view with Microsoft Office Outlook.
    4.  Multiple Account supportMicrosoft Office Outlook support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    5.  Dark ModeMicrosoft Office Outlook supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    6.  Email SchedulingYou can schedule a marketing, sales, or personal email for a time in the future with Microsoft Office Outlook.
    Outlook 365 on Windows
    Outlook for Mac 2016
    Outlook for Android
    Microsoft Office Outlook vs Thunderbird opinions
    Some users think Microsoft Office Outlook is a great alternative to Thunderbird, some don't.
    Guest

    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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    Eyji

    As a Firefox user, I have tried to love Thunderbird but it just can't compete with Outlook, IMHO.

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    LinuxDoge

    Not open source, not privacy-focused, no Linux support

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    Guest

    outlook is clumsy and bloated and does nothing well. tbird does one thing and well.

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    Guest

    Outlook do not support RSS

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    Mailspring

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    • Linux
    • Arch Linux
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    44 alternatives to Mailspring 

    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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    1.  Unified inboxView e-mails (or similar) from all accounts in one unified view with Mailspring.
    2.  Multiple Account supportMailspring support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    3.  Dark ModeMailspring supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    4.  Ad-freeMailspring doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    5.  Email OrganizerMailspring allows you to take control of your inbox by filtering and control tools.
    6.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Mailspring.
    7.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsMailspring can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    Clean design with integrated search and swipe gestures
    Built-in dark theme
    Advanced mailbox analytics
    Mailspring vs Thunderbird opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Mailspring is still a legitimate alternative to Thunderbird, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    3psilon

    Great alternative, especially for casual users. Simple, streamlined UI, feels fresh.

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    Guest

    Very simple, perfect IU and possibility to follow what happen to your emails.

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    Guest

    Need to create an account on a third-party company to access your email.

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    Su900

    Unable to even find an address book or ability to import a csv file from previous mail client. You lose me when things are made so "modern-clean" that I have to consult a manual or Google things.

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    riskaasmara

    Simple, more streamlined UI and easily customizable.

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    peterbro

    nice interface (if you are talking about the feature, kcontact/kmail is the best, but this has a nice interface)

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    bengotow

    Supports Linux and all IMAP providers, offers shortcut customization, extensible via plugins.

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  4. SeaMonkey icon

    SeaMonkey

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    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    240 alternatives to SeaMonkey 

    Web-browser, advanced e-mail, newsgroup and feed client, IRC chat, and HTML editing in one application. Itis built on the open source Mozilla Gecko engine, the same code which underlies Thunderbird and is the base for the Firefox browser.

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    1.  WYSIWYG SupportSeaMonkey integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
    2.  LightweightSeaMonkey consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  Privacy focusedSeaMonkey is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    4.  PortableSeaMonkey can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    5.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsSeaMonkey can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    Linux version browser
    MacOS version browser
    W10 version browser
    SeaMonkey vs Thunderbird opinions
    Almost everyone thinks SeaMonkey is a great alternative to Thunderbird.
    Guest

    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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    Guest

    Unfortunately doesn't support synchronization with CardDAV address books.

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    apostolfaliagas

    It has all of Thunderbird's features and many more.

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    Guest

    More of a web browser than an email client

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    Postbox

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    70 alternatives to Postbox 

    Postbox is an email application that helps you organize your work life and get stuff done.

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    Postbox vs Thunderbird opinions
    Most users think Postbox is a great alternative to Thunderbird.
    Bryan2k22

    You shouldn't call something that costs $80 as an alternative to something that is free.

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    JackVegas

    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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    Spark Mail

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    • Android
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    • Apple Watch
    58 alternatives to Spark Mail 

    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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    1.  Multiple Account supportSpark Mail support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    2.  Email SchedulingYou can schedule a marketing, sales, or personal email for a time in the future with Spark Mail.
    3.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    4.  Email OrganizerSpark Mail allows you to take control of your inbox by filtering and control tools.
    5.  Calendar IntegrationSpark Mail lets you sync your tasks and events with your calendar application.
    6.  Dark ModeSpark Mail supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Spark Mail vs Thunderbird opinions
    Most users think Spark Mail is a great alternative to Thunderbird.
    rmpbklyn

    no sorting, dont show allmail for gmail

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    folkomaton

    Free, simple, reliable, easy to manage multiple accounts, fair amount of customization, synchronisation, templates

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  7. Mutt icon

    Mutt

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    • Xfce
    56 alternatives to Mutt 

    Mutt is a small but very powerful text-based mail client for Unix operating systems. Some of its features are: color support, message threading, MIME support (including RFC2047 support for encoded headers), PGP/MIME (RFC2015), various features to support mailing lists, including...

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    1.  PGP EncryptionMutt supports PGP, an encryption system used for sending encrypted emails and files.
    2.  Command line interfaceMutt either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Mutt vs Thunderbird opinions
    Most users think Mutt is a great alternative to Thunderbird.
    Guest

    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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  8. Apple Mail icon

    Apple Mail

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    • iPad
    81 alternatives to Apple Mail 

    There’s big news attached. The best way to manage email on a Mac, according to Apple.

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    1.  Email OrganizerApple Mail allows you to take control of your inbox by filtering and control tools.
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    Apple Mail vs Thunderbird opinions
    Most users think Apple Mail is a great alternative to Thunderbird.
    Guest

    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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    Guest

    You must download all your emails and there is no option to limit it!

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  9. BlueMail icon

    BlueMail

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    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
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    • Apple Watch
    26 alternatives to BlueMail 

    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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    1.  Unified inboxView e-mails (or similar) from all accounts in one unified view with BlueMail.
    2.  Ad-freeBlueMail doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Calendar IntegrationBlueMail lets you sync your tasks and events with your calendar application.
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    BlueMail vs Thunderbird opinions
    Some users think BlueMail is a great alternative to Thunderbird, some don't.
    Guest

    It works on Android, but is not so powerfull.

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    Guest

    clear, easy to use lots of flexibility

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    Guest

    bluemail pushes all your mail into their clud making it insecure

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  10. Delta Chat icon

    Delta Chat

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    • FLATHUB
    • F-Droid
    51 alternatives to Delta Chat 

    Delta Chat looks and feels like other popular messenger apps, but does not involve centralized control, tracking or selling you, friends, colleagues or family out to large organizations. "Privacy by Design" has never been more fun.

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    1.  DecentralizedDelta Chat is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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    GeminiDomino

    It doesn't let you read existing email, it's a chat client that uses an IMAP mail server as its back end

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    BadTek

    More like an IM, not a full-featured email client.

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