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Windows Live Mail Alternatives for Linux

Windows Live Mail is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Thunderbird, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Windows Live Mail and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Windows Live Mail are SeaMonkey, Evolution, Claws Mail and Geary.

Windows Live Mail alternatives are mainly Email Clients but may also be Calendar Apps or Web Browsers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Windows Live Mail.
This page was last updated Sep 30, 2020
  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

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  1. Thunderbird is a free, open source, cross-platform e-mail, news and instant messaging client. The project strategy is modeled after Mozilla Firefox.

    Thunderbird vs Windows Live Mail opinions
    Most users think Thunderbird is a great alternative to Windows Live Mail.

    Thunderbird have not Outlook's express / Live Mail's simplicity. Thunderbird is like evolution Light. Very detail settings. When "some" not work, you cannot write and save draft.

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    Among other things, no provisions to open non-system folders to keep different files. You can open one but it doesn't let you type or delete, or in general work on it. It's passable but very far from being similar to WLMail. :)

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  2. 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.



  3. Evolution is a personal information management application that provides integrated mail, calendaring, address book and task list functionality.

  4. 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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    Full featured, fast easy setup

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  5. Geary is an email application built around conversations, for the GNOME 3 desktop.



  6. Mutt is a small but very powerful text-based mail client for Unix operating systems.

  7. Kontact - KMail

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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.

  8. Personal Information Manager (Mail, Contact, Calendar and more).

  9. Sylpheed

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com

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

  10. TypeApp

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Android Wear
    • Kindle Fire

    TypeApp is an all-free, beautifully designed, universal email app, capable of managing unlimited number of mail accounts from various providers, allowing for smart push notifications while enabling personalization across multiple email accounts.

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