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Windows Live Mail Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to Windows Live Mail for Windows and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The best Windows 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 Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Windows Live Mail are Microsoft Office Outlook, SeaMonkey, Mailbird and eM Client.

Windows Live Mail alternatives are mainly Email Clients but may also be Calendar Apps or Email Organizers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Windows Live Mail.
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  1. 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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    Some users think Mailbird is a great alternative to Windows Live Mail, some don't.
  2. 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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    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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  3. 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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    Microsoft Office Outlook vs Windows Live Mail opinions
    Some users think Microsoft Office Outlook is a great alternative to Windows Live Mail, some don't.

    It is a fussy programme. I can't view all of my different email feeds in one inbox. The 'rules; and 'junk' filter simply do not work. All in all very disappointing

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  4. 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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  5. 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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    Some users think Mailbird is a great alternative to Windows Live Mail, some don't.


  6. eM Client is a full featured email client with a clean and efficient user interface.

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    shawndunham

    free version only supports 2 accounts

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    ndlinn

    eM Client is a solid, feature-rich alternative, but note that you are limited to 2 mailboxes on a free account.

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  7. 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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  8. Windows 10 has Mail and Calendar apps already built in.

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    It does not allow saving email messages as msg or eml files.

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

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    renikaamalia

    postbox is a good alternative to windows live mail because can add multiple accounts, simple interface and support notifications.

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

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