The Best Free Email Clients for Windows

Although Outlook is the most popular email manager on Windows, there are an assortment of alternatives that we should give a try.

Although today it is common to have email accounts such as Gmail, Outlook or similar that can be consulted from the Internet through the browser or with your own mobile application, it is still common to use desktop email clients such as Outlook, the most popular , especially in work environments .

But Outlook is not alone. Veterans will remember mythical names like Eudora (1988) or the mythical Lotus Notes (1989), but today there are mail clients for Windows and other platforms that have been updated and that will help us manage our messages without losing our time .

Free Email Client for Windows 10

Thunderbird

One of the oldest alternatives that are still active is Thunderbird , Mozilla’s mail client , also responsible for the Firefox web browser . Its first version was released in 2004, and since then it has had its ups and downs.

At the time, Thunderbird stood out for its antispam filters before Gmail arrived, or the use of tabs, extensions and themes. Nowadays, Thunderbird has been relaunched with improvements in the interface and with more and improved functions, such as encryption of messages, integrated calendar and contact list , filters to better find emails, task list, sending large files and a long etcetera.

In short, Thunderbird is an email client to consider to manage all our accounts, online, POP3 or IMAP .

Mailspring

With a clean design and betting on productivity, Mailspring is an email client inspired by Apple Mail to access our email making the most of the available space on the screen.

I spoke about Mailspring in a previous article highlighting its organizational functions, such as gestures, the integrated search engine, shortcuts and labels, etc. Additionally, we can schedule messages to be sent later .

For the rest, Mailspring can be used to manage any email account, it has themes to customize its appearance, it offers auto-correction and translation , customization of the signature at the bottom of the message, notices and notifications.

Spike

Another recent email client proposal is Spike , available for Android, iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Windows. Your bet is to turn the email into a conversation , something relatively recent.

For the rest, it allows managing several accounts from a single tray, creating groups to organize messages and conversations, advanced search engine , integrated calendar, support for attaching files from Google Drive to Dropbox and Snooze function to schedule messages that we will see in due course.

Spike also stands out for being able to attach all kinds of information and elements , such as images, animations, files, audios, etc. In addition, it allows you to make audio and video calls and customize notifications.

Foxmail

Available for Windows and Mac, Foxmail is a classic-style email client, although it has an updated interface to organize our messages at a glance.

In terms of functions, Foxmail has the basic package: unified tray, support for most services, integrated notepad , message marking, preview, integrated search engine, etc.

As a curiosity, its responsible is the Asian giant Tencent .

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