With so many clients now in the cloud, rather than on the desktop or mobile device, email clients have certainly taken a turn over the past few years. So, to differentiate themselves, the desktop and mobile clients have become more advanced and offer more and more features than their traditional web clients to keep customers interested.
For most users finding a good email client can mean the difference between getting on with your work or hitting your head against a desk in frustration.
Here's a list of the best email clients reviewed and compiled to save you from heart/headache. Read full reviews of the clients for their supported platforms.
[Doakio Editor's Note: This article was restored from Gizmo's Freeware archives as a service to the freeware community. Gizmo's Freeware provided high-quality, volunteer freeware reviews for decades. They shut down in July of 2021.]
Thunderbird A free, open source POP and IMAP email client by Mozilla that works across multiple desktop platforms.
License: Free (Open source)
BlueMail A fully-featured email app supporting multiple providers across multiple desktop and mobile platforms.
Gmail The most popular webmail client at the moment, integrating deeply into the Google ecosystem and offering many features.
License: Free (Ads)
Opera Mail A combined email database, news reader, mailing list organizer and RSS news feed reader, supporting both POP3 and IMAP protocols.
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