7 Third-party mail clients and to reduce dependency free browser

Third-party mail clients
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With web mail clients sufficiently complete like Gmail, Outlook and company, and experiments as splendid as Google Inbox, it seems that gradually many are forgetting that we also have offline alternatives developed by third parties that deserve a chance.

So today we are going to talk about seven good free third – party clients that worth to give him a chance. Some are timeless classics that sure most know plenty, but others may not may know much and you bear some surprises.


For years and until relatively recently Thunderbird has always been my mail client header. It belongs to the Mozilla Foundation, and bears the flag the simplicity and ease of use. In fact automatically configures your mail Gmail or Microsoft so you do not have to do it by hand, but also has this option.

Open source and available for Windows, GNU / Linux and Mac OS X, has more than 1,000 add-ons to improve and as varied as social network integration options. On the other hand, plays against having a somewhat outdated design, and with the uncertainty of not knowing what will happen to the project now that Mozilla is going around saying that could get rid of it .

Nylas N1

I have to admit, maybe the N1 Nylas is a newcomer, but I have stolen my heart to such an extent that has made ​​Thunderbird leave after years being faithful. Why? Because it is not only easy to use and configure, but also has one of the best designs that you can find in a mail client.

Is not this enough? N1 has several themes to change its appearance and is modular, so we can set you to translate plugins from post using Google Translate to schedule when to send them. It is also open source, and has versions available for GNU / Linux, Mac OS X and Windows.

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Mailbird continues to grow, and there are already several media have crowned as one of the best and simplest mail clients that we can come up in Windows, but its exclusivity for the operating system Microsoft detracts whole when used in Linux or Mac.

The application integrates with Gmail, Hotmail and all accounts you want with your IMAP and POP3 support a unified inbox and integration with various applications management, calendaring and messaging. Unfortunately the best options are reserved for paid versions ( now 50% ), but at least has a free edition so we can see how far we pull worth wile card.

eM Client

Given that we have had to leave off the list to Outlook to be subject to payments of Office 365, eM Client is presented as one of the most solid alternative for those who want a similar experience to which we Microsoft offers with its client, but also with some other added option.

He has a mail manager that integrates with Gmail and iCloud, and where you can import from Outlook and Outlook Express, a task manager and a calendar that integrates with Google Calendar. It also has a search box and instant messaging module via Jabber. The bad news is that it is only available for Windows, and the good news is that despite being payment has a free mode in which to manage up to two email accounts.


Zimbra is another great mail client that comes equipped with a good collection of accessories such as a calendar, search, task manager, address book and a collection of accessories. You can manage multiple accounts at once and commitment to cross -platform with versions for Windows, Mac OS X and GNU / Linux.

Opera Mail

In 2013 Opera decided to launch heads the race to create the best Postmaster desktop, and gave birth to her Opera Mail. With similar to its popular browser design, Opera Mail shows a clean and organized interface that makes use of a tab interface to allow read several emails at once.

It allows us to configure our mailbox adding rules to organize our emails automatically through patterns, and includes an integrated feed reader. Unfortunately, this Postmaster is only available for Windows, leaving offside users of Mac OS X and GNU / Linux.

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Polimail is a mail client that is destined to dominate the sector in the near future. And not only for its excellent design, but by having an impressive repertoire of options among which the configure an email to send later, postponing one that has come to bring us later, or a system that will notify you when you receive mail the people that you have sent.

It also has a separate button to subscribe of mailing lists and as Inbox, cancel sending an email in the seconds after you have sent it. The bad news? To start we need to request an invitation to use, and it is exclusive to the Apple operating system.

Special mention

If we had not tried to limit ourselves to speak of free apps surely our short list would have been quite different. To start would be present Outlook which can only be used if you have Office 365 subscription, but I had also added other great options like Inky, Postbox or Cloud Magic.

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