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the best free native email clients

27 mayo, 2021

Although there are a large number of users who do not mind always depending on the browser to manage their emails, not all are satisfied with that option and therefore we prefer to use some native app, an independent client.

In the case of Windows 10 there are no shortage of options, but leaving aside widely known alternatives such as Thunderbird or Microsoft’s Outlook itself, there are many mail clients for Windows sometimes they go quite unnoticed.

Unfortunately, although there are quite a few options, there are no free alternatives, in fact, in recent years, apps that used to be free, have implemented subscription models or limited their best features behind a monthly, annual or one-time payment. These are some of the best:

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Mailspring is one of my favorite options on the entire list and it is also one of the few that has a completely free model. You might recognize what it looks like if you’ve ever heard of Nylas Mail, as it’s a spin-off project.

Mailspring has a great design with several options to change the theme, in addition to all the basic options you might expect from an email client. This available for Windows, Linux and macOS, offers support for multiple accounts, a unified inbox for all, and more.

The advantages of paying the monthly subscription of 8 dollars per month include support for templates, profiles with rich information of your contacts, reminders, acknowledgments of receipt, link tracking, send later, etc.


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Wundermail is perhaps the newest and least known on the list. It is a Gmail desktop client optimized for Windows 10 and that you can find in the Microsoft Store. You can Wundermail completely free without limitations, you will simply see ads in the inbox.

If you pay $ 9.99 a year, you contribute to the development of the app and get rid of the ads. However, if you cannot or want to pay that price, the free option is quite comprehensive, they have a nice design, and the ads are not excessive or a big hassle.


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Spike is another fairly new and little known service that represents an excellent alternative, especially since it has a free option without any limitation and without ads. You can use multiple personal accounts, search through your last 100,000 messages, accounts with encrypted emails, and more.

The advantage of paying the pro subscription is that it allows you to use emails with personalized domains, in addition to offering access to all your message history, and priority support. Spike has a quite modern and nice interface and you can organize your emails in various ways, with or without priority input trays. And its unique feature is the groups of conversations that you can create between several users to make the email more dynamic.

eM Client

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eM Client is another good option if you are looking for a free email client for Windows 10, as long as you don’t want to use more than two email accounts at the same time. eM Client supports most of the popular services: Gmail, Outlook, iCloud and MS Exchange.

This application also offers PGP encryption, calendar and contact management, autoresponders for Gmail, table editor, backups, and more. The Pro version is for commercial use, unlimited accounts, professional support, and unrestricted translations of the messages you receive.

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So far we can leave the list of apps that offer free models, now, if you have no problem with paying a subscription for your email client, there are other interesting options:

  • Postbox is a veteran with many options and dozens of integrations with third-party apps like Drive, Dropbox, Asana, Todoist, GitHub, Evernote, Trello, Slack, etc. The app is in constant development and every year they release a new major version loaded with news. They currently have a promotion where you can buy Postbox for $ 39 and get a lifetime license that gives you access to all future versions. You can try it free for 30 days.

  • Mailbird also stands out for its beautiful design, customization options, and multiple integrations with third-party services. Their plans range from $ 1.63 a month to $ 49.50 as a one-time payment for life.

  • Newton Mail is the only option in the entire list that also has mobile apps and that is a great advantage. You can try it free for 14 days and install the app from the Microsoft Store. After that period it is priced at $ 49.99 per year.