Best Windows 10 Email Clients and Apps to Use
Emails are a huge part of our work life – they transformed communication into something instant and replaced the letters of olden times when people had to wait weeks if not months to get a reply to their messages. But in this modern age of information, the information itself can get overwhelming.
There is too much data to handle, and you need tools that make you better at doing your job. Different Email clients have strived to be better than their competition – bringing innovative ideas to present you with all this information in a simple manner that you can easily go through at a glance.
Of course, when there are so many email clients; it gets a bit hard to figure out which one to go for, and thus this list is here to help you sort out the top 10 email clients for Windows. One of the many good mail apps for Windows 10 is the Yahoo Mail App for Windows 10 but here is a list of email clients for Windows 10 that can help you in using email accounts from different email providers in one single app.
This list has been reviewed in order to add/change information about any new mail client app that has been created/updated before 2018. You will find new information about the apps from our list that can be downloaded for free.
The first apps from this list are the best on the market but do not forget that only you can decide what features are really useful.
Best Windows 10 desktop email clients
- Mailbird (recommended)
- em Client (recommended)
- Mozilla Thunderbird
- Opera Mail
- Claws Mail
1. Mailbird (recommended)
Mailbird attempts to bring the intuitiveness of Sparrow to Windows – Sparrow was a Mac-only email client that was bought by Google before it was shut down and its development was abandoned. Mailbird is quite possibly the simplest email client to use for Windows while supporting multiple email accounts. It also supports simple keyboard shortcuts, has an extensive label and folder search feature and supports HTML emails.
Some of the special features that put Mailbird at the top of the list are:
- Free visual customizing (choose from tons of free themes)
- App integration: connect your LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Google Calendar to Mailbird
- Speed reader integrated for quicker mail reading
- Attachment search feature
- Multi-language support
- Snooze less important emails for later
These are only a few of the multiple useful features that Mailbird has. You can test its full potential by downloading it from the links below. In case you encounter some problems, there is also a 24-hour support from Mailbird’s team.
2. em Client (recommended)
em Client features a simple interface that focuses on ease of use rather than adding endless features. You can add multiple email accounts – however, the free version is limited to only 2 email accounts. What makes this unique is the Skype integration that lets you use the same interface for email as well.
Inky stands out because of its well-polished UX – basically, it looks good. It also has mobile clients and it can sync all your settings between them over the cloud. Setting up your different email accounts is simple as well as you don’t have to tinker around with settings.
Outlook is more of an all-in-one solution and comes as a part of Microsoft Office, as it not only packs the most feature email client but also a calendar, the ability to store contacts and even make notes. The UX is as friendly as it can get for a client with these many features, but it might be a bit overwhelming to users who are not used to such density of data and amount of options and settings. Outlook is a tool that is not easy to master, but if mastered – it can be very powerful. By the way, we have various different tutorials and articles related to Outlook that you can check out here.
Thunderbird is one of the few email clients that can be extended – much like a web browser. If there is a feature that you really need, somebody has probably made an extension to add it to Thunderbird. Thunderbird also features a powerful spam filter and it even has a built-in RSS feed reader just in case you require one. Be rest assured, that Thunderbird will work flawlessly for you and if you face any kind of problems, then refer to this post we already have: Problems Reported With Thunderbird on Windows 8.1, 10.
6. Opera Mail
Opera has a reputation of being one of the most lightweight browsers not only on mobile devices but also on the desktop – so having the same expectations from an email client by the same company is justified – Opera Mail stays up to this expectation. It supports every type of email client and setting up your accounts is a breeze. The UI is not the fanciest out there but it gets the job done.
Zimbra offers a tabbed interface, and has the ability to handle not only your email accounts but also your Twitter and Facebook accounts. The interface might look a bit outdated but it is functional, and the amount of features presented by the client require an advanced interface to utilize them properly. It can work offline and online.
8. Claws Mail
Claws Mail features an interface that will remind you of the good old days of Windows XP. The UX is simple and easy to use – yet it features some of the advanced features that are present in clients like Outlook. It supports multiple email accounts and email threading.
Hiri is the perfect mail client app for business users but it can be flawlessly used at home by regular users. It currently supports only Microsoft email services but it is not a problem as the article is written for Windows users. Its smart dashboard will help you manage quickly all the messages and it will estimate the time you will spend to read them.
It has a smooth design that will help you boost your productivity by eliminating all type of unnecessary details. This is an email client that really needs to be tested.
Best Windows 10 email apps
If you’re looking for a reliable Windows 10 email app to download from the Microsoft Store, check out the tool listed below.
If you are looking for a Modern design email client but don’t want to stick with the default email client either then MetroMail might be what you are looking for. MetroMail works offline and is available on both Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. It also lets you add multiple accounts and supports HTML emails.
Windows 10 comes packed with an email client made by Microsoft – not outlook, but a simpler one. Obviously, it’s not as feature packed as Outlook, but it features a UX that is easy to understand and setting it up can’t get any easier. The email client supports the rich notifications featured in Windows 10 that lets you reply to an email just from its notification.
TouchMail presents your emails in unique yet simple fashion – you have your emails split by contacts and each email is highlighted as its own tile. TouchMail also supports multiple accounts and has full support for all the filters you could think of. It is primarily made for Windows 10 tablets, so the UI is designed for touch instead of mouse and keyboard. The free version lets you add up to 2 accounts.
4. Yahoo! Mail
While it is an official app by Yahoo! and it only works with Yahoo email accounts, it is a fantastic app in its own way and features a clean recognizable UI. The app features push notifications and Start Live Tiles. You can also customize the client with photos featured on Flickr and make it look the way you want.
5. AOL App
The AOL App is not specifically made for emails, it’s more of a hub for AOL – you can access current news via AOL News, and watch some videos in AOL Video. However, it also packs a very competent support for AOL Mail. This is more of a packaged experience – you get your email experience, but you also have access to other things that you might feel are relevant.
And these were some of the best Windows 10 email clients you could ask for – each with its own unique features and experiences. While some borrow from the others, and refine the innovations, others think of something completely absurd and simply make it work by their experience in UX design and programming wit. Email’s are not something easy to learn – but hard to master.
How an email client presents all of the condensed information makes or breaks it – and it highly depends on the user’s perspective as well. So do tell us what you think about these clients. If you are also interested in backing up your emails and making sure they don’t get lost, we highly recommend you to check out 5 of the best software to use.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in March, 2016 and has been since completely revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.
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