Top Email Clients


There are some great email client programs available today; we have compared them for you to come out with our top email clients.


Microsoft dominate the email client market but there are other solutions out there which are great value and even free. We have reviewed and ranked them so you can find the perfect solution for you.

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Microsoft Office Outlook is a personal information manager from Microsoft, and is part of the Microsoft Office suite. Although often used mainly as an e-mail application, it also provides a calendar, task and contact management, note taking, a journal and web browsing. It is the most expensive email client available and is packaged with Microsoft Office, stand alone Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 cost in the region of £105.

Outlook Express is a slimmed-down e-mail, newsgroup, and contact management application that Microsoft makes available at no charge, in conjunction with the Internet Explorer web browser, as an alternative to Outlook. Other than the similar name there is no connection between the two products and they originate from different divisions of Microsoft. While both offer access to POP3 and IMAP4 e-mail accounts. Is offered free of charge packaged with Microsoft 95, 200 and XP.

Windows Mail is an e-mail and newsgroup client included in Windows Vista and later versions. It is the successor to Outlook Express. Unlike Outlook Express, Windows Mail is not available for earlier Windows operating systems. Is offered free of charge packaged with Microsoft Vista.

Mozilla Thunderbird is a free, open source, cross-platform e-mail and news client developed by the Mozilla Foundation.

Apple Mail is an e-mail program included with Apple Inc.'s Mac OS X operating system. Mail uses the SMTP, POP3, and IMAP protocols. Both the iPhone and the iPod touch feature a mobile version of Apple Mail. Is offered free of charge packaged with Apple Operating Systems.

Microsoft Entourage is an e-mail client and personal information manager developed by Microsoft for Mac OS 8.5 and higher. Is packaged with Microsoft Office for Mac which costs in the region of £80 for home and Student users.

Eudora is an e-mail client used on the Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Windows operating systems. It also supports several palmtop computing platforms, including Newton and the Palm OS. In 2006 Qualcomm stopped development of the commercial version, and sponsored the creation of a new open-source version based on Mozilla Thunderbird code-named Penelope.

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