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Good email client for Mac

Tulani

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Dec 6, 2012
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What better alternative app to sparrow that supports gmail yahoo & hotmail is available?
 

LinusR

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Jan 3, 2011
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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.
 
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macuser1232

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Jan 20, 2012
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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.
 
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elppa

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Nov 26, 2003
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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.
 
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MisterMe

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Jul 17, 2002
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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.
You do not need a client dedicated to Outlook.com. Mail works just fine.
 
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GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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What better alternative app to sparrow that supports gmail yahoo & hotmail is available?
Apple's Mail app works well with multiple Gmail and other accounts. There's no need to look elsewhere.
 
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takeshi74

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Feb 9, 2011
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What better alternative app to sparrow that supports gmail yahoo & hotmail is available?
What's lacking in Mail? You need to be very clear regarding what you mean by "better" if you want recommendations.
 
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Lolito

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Mar 20, 2013
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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...
 
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saberahul

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Nov 6, 2008
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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.

You can use Mail to connect to outlook.com via POP3.
 
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Takuro

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Jun 15, 2009
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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.
 
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jwolf6589

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Dec 15, 2010
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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.

Postbox? I should check that one out.
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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.

$20???? Thunderbird and Apple Mail are free!
 
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RIZZO124

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Nov 15, 2013
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Postbox? I should check that one out.
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$20???? Thunderbird and Apple Mail are free!
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.
 
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jwolf6589

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Dec 15, 2010
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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.

I won't bother with it, especially at that price tag.
 
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