Windows 10: Is there a free email client for desktop use

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  1.    10 Apr 2017 #1

    Is there a free email client for desktop use


    I use Outlook for my main email but I also have an gmail account as well as a hotmail (outlook). I would like a free email client that I can install on my computer so I can have a desktop email client for my gmail and hotmail accounts so I don't have to access it via web mail. Is there a free email client that works with windows 10?
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  2.    10 Apr 2017 #2

    I like FossaMail

    Its opensource, it supports email encryption and is free as in free beer, it also available in 64-bit
    Its also compatible with Thunderbird, sadly Thunderbird is only 32-bit.

    However having just visited Fossamails site page, they are discontinuing development So I would have to say Thunderbird — Software made to make email easier. — Mozilla
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  3.    10 Apr 2017 #3

    positronic said: View Post
    I like FossaMail

    Its opensource, it supports email encryption and is free as in free beer, it also available in 64-bit
    Its also compatible with Thunderbird, sadly Thunderbird is only 32-bit.

    However having just visited Fossamails site page, they are discontinuing development So I would have to say Thunderbird — Software made to make email easier. — Mozilla
    looks like they will not be around much longer,

    We will be shutting down FossaMail in May.

    Since there hasn't been any response whatsoever, through any channel, to the request for new maintainership, we'll be shutting down FossaMail.
    The user base is obviously too small to contain anyone willing to step forward to do the required release engineering and support, so we're bidding the fossa farewell.

    No further official releases will be made, we'll shut down the website and support forum (@ Pale Moon), and everyone currently using FossaMail should be looking for a replacement mail/chat/news client within the next few months to avoid running into potential security vulnerabilities as time goes on.

    Thank you all for your years of support!
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  4.    10 Apr 2017 #4

    Thunderbird has been around for long time and is still going strong.
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  5.    10 Apr 2017 #5

    positronic said: View Post
    Thunderbird has been around for long time and is still going strong.
    Yes I have been aware of Thunderbird for a long time but never really liked the layout.. I guess I will have to learn to like it as there are fewer and fewer free email clients that work with Win 10..Thanks for your replies
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  6. Posts : 730
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       10 Apr 2017 #6

    Windows 10 has Mail which is a desktop client.

    Set up email in Mail for Windows 10 - Outlook



    Jim
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  7.    10 Apr 2017 #7

    You can pretty much have any layout you like even themes, tabs etc...

    Layout wise what I have setup is what most clients/webmail layouts offer.

    Tree on left with accounts/folders, emails ontop, preview below (Classic view)
    It can be setup various ways, so dig into the View > Layout > and see which suits you best.

    There are few worthy clients but certainly are other alternatives with variant degrees of pros and cons.
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  8.    10 Apr 2017 #8

    Phone Man said: View Post
    Windows 10 has Mail which is a desktop client.

    Jim
    what is the name and do you have a link?
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  9.    10 Apr 2017 #9

    Eaglepi said: View Post
    what is the name and do you have a link?
    Its part of Windows 10 its default installed stock app.

    But since it only sends more info to MS they dont need to have, I dont use it.
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    Windows 10 1703 Pro 64
       10 Apr 2017 #10

    It is called Mail and Calendar in the Windows Store.


    https://support.office.com/en-us/art...9-3f9a33166c60


    Jim
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