Good email client for Mac

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  1. Tulani macrumors 6502a

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    What better alternative app to sparrow that supports gmail yahoo & hotmail is available?
     
  2. LinusR macrumors regular

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    Why not Apple Mail? It's my personal favorite and it works perfectly for both Yahoo and Hotmail. And of course Gmail works either.
     
  3. macuser1232 macrumors 6502a

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    Apple Mail is pretty great itself. But, if you had to choose a different client, I would recommend Thunderbird. But, make sure you go under settings and adjust it so that replies to email are on top of the quoted message, not below.
     
  4. elppa macrumors 68040

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    Hotmail is no longer.

    There is no Macintosh client which currently supports outlook.com, but Microsoft have indicated something is coming later this year.
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    You do not need a client dedicated to Outlook.com. Mail works just fine.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Apple's Mail app works well with multiple Gmail and other accounts. There's no need to look elsewhere.
     
  7. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    What's lacking in Mail? You need to be very clear regarding what you mean by "better" if you want recommendations.
     
  8. cambookpro macrumors 603

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  9. Lolito macrumors 6502

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    airmail sucks

    I've been using both Sparrow and Airmail for a long time.

    Airmal was the hope for the next Sparrow, but it's so full of bugs and the development team behind it is very weak, and create new bugs with every update. After a few months you just loose hope and return to Sparrow as fast as possible.

    There is no new Sparrow, and Sparrow still performs great...
     
  10. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    You can use Mail to connect to outlook.com via POP3.
     
  11. IlikeMacsSoMuch macrumors 6502

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    There are cheap alternative out there but Apple mail is free. Hard to beat
     
  12. jwolf6589 macrumors 6502a

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    Thunderbird
     
  13. Sital macrumors 68000

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    Okay, by now we all know you like Thunderbird, but this thread is (was) over 3 years old.
     
  14. Takuro macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, Thunderbird is end of life. A good email app that builds ontop of Thunderbird is Postbox. I use it for work because it's very powerful and looks a lot more like a native Mac app than Outlook for example. Outlook is ugly.

    I don't subscribe to the recent trend of Mac email apps with excessively simple UI's either. Maybe for light emails in personal use, but never for conducting business.
     
  15. jwolf6589 macrumors 6502a

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    Postbox? I should check that one out.
    --- Post Merged, Jul 18, 2016 ---
    $20???? Thunderbird and Apple Mail are free!
     
  16. RIZZO124 macrumors member

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    I've been using postbox for over a year now and I have to say it crashes at the worst times and rather often. Too often I have to say for a supposedly polished app that isn't so cheap.
     
  17. jwolf6589 macrumors 6502a

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    I won't bother with it, especially at that price tag.
     
  18. Chrisauk macrumors newbie

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    I have been using Canary Mail for about a month and love it. http://canarymail.io Regularly updated and nice interface. In Beta at the moment but not had any issues!
     

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