What's your favourite email client?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Whackintosh, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. Whackintosh macrumors 6502


    Mar 8, 2009
    Montreal, Quebec
    I've had a MBP for a while, but have only recently (as in yesterday!) severed my Windows umbilical and switched my main work machine - IE my dekstop - over to OSX via a 21.5 Imac. I've always used Thunderbird for email on my PC but am wondering if Mail might be best for OSX. Or.. something else? I'd love to hear feedback from you guys as to your preferred email client. I just want something stable, well-integrated and with strong filtering options.
  2. Kristine macrumors 6502a

    Feb 21, 2005
    I prefer Mail.app over Thunderbird, but I don't use either. I use Google Apps and run all my domains via one Google Apps account and access my mail via the web or my iPhone.
  3. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    I use Mail. I would use Thunderbird or Outlook if I was working with a PC though.
  4. Cromulent macrumors 603


    Oct 2, 2006
    The Land of Hope and Glory
    I use Apple Mail exclusively. I used to use Thunderbird but it annoyed me so I switched over. If I did more of my work on the PC side I would definitely consider switching over (on both the PC and the Mac) because using the same e-mail client on both platforms does have its advantages.
  5. jzuena macrumors 6502a


    Feb 21, 2007
    Lexington, MA, USA
    Since this is for a work machine, I'll ask if you need Exchange support? If you do, are you running Snow Leopard? If you do need Exchange support and are running SL (and your Exchange servers are running Exchange 2007), Apple Mail is a good fit. If you do need Exchange support and are not running SL, you will need to use Entourage if you want all of the calendaring stuff to work.

    If you just need a simple POP or IMAP client, Apple Mail and Thunderbird are both good choices.

    I was running Apple Mail at home and Entourage at work until we got upgraded to SL. Then I tried Apple Mail and it did everything I needed for mail and calendaring while integrating into the exchange servers, so I dumped Entourage.
  6. bobr1952 macrumors 68020


    Jan 21, 2008
    Melbourne, FL
    I'm very happy with mail, it does a fine job for me at usually putting the proper mail into the spam folder--and offers plenty of filtering options for my needs.
  7. sharkync macrumors regular


    Aug 8, 2009
    I just use gmail. It can be a little clunky at times, but overall it's fine.
  8. Lurchdubious macrumors 65816


    Oct 15, 2008
    Mail, pretty much exclusively. Sometimes it doesn't play well with Hotmail, but handles my Gmail accounts like a champ. I have 5 email accounts, so Mail is a must.
  9. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030


    Apr 19, 2008
    Pandora, Home Tree
    Apples mail program

    I have used -

    Thunderbird, Outlook express, Entourage, IncrediMail

    I prefer mail on the computer rather than web based. That way, I can compose, ect when not on-line.
  10. jon08 macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2008
    I use Entourage and I'm pretty happy with it. It offers a greater variety of options and settings than Apple Mail does, plus its interface looks neater than the simplistic interface of Apple Mail - well, in my book at least. ;)
  11. Guiyon macrumors 6502a

    Mar 19, 2008
    North Shore, MA
    Mail for my Exchange accounts and Thunderbird for my other IMAP/POP accounts.
  12. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
    I love the Mail client that comes with Mac OS X. Simple, fast and stable.

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