Can you recommend an eMail client to replace Outlook Express?

Christina May 21, 2010

Non-Web Based Email Programs

I prefer to not use webmail for our non-profit business. With Outlook Express going “away” soon, what is there that is as great as that program is/was? Thank you.

  1. Jackisahorse
    November 12, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    I have tried Thunderbird twice now and I don't like it nearly as much as Outlook Express. Their message "filters" are clunky compared to OE - there is one dinky window to type in (and I have over 100 rules I have developed over the years as new spam comes on board) - you can only see 3 terms at a time, rather than a list you can easily scroll through, which makes trying to check what you have practically impossible...

  2. Alex Krenvalk
    September 5, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    My experience in this sphere quite big. But some times I had like problems and didn't resolve theirs. Fortunately I discovered the good solution to my mind, which decided my troubles within short time and perhaps can be useful in like this condition - open dbx files.

  3. Gladius Primus
    June 14, 2010 at 11:47 am


  4. Paul
    June 12, 2010 at 8:21 am

    Or you could always use Evolution. It too is cross platform i.e. Linux & Window$. Performs in a similar manner to Micro$oft Outlook, but FOSS (FREE open source software)

  5. Jacob
    June 12, 2010 at 12:27 am


    Thunderbird being my most recommended. Many apps and others. Fast loading.
    Incredimail being recommended if you like all the fun stuff :). Slow on some computers but it has come a long way. Also free but has a paid version.

  6. Deena Diamond
    June 11, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    WinLiveMail is what happens when MS took OutlookExpress and did their absolute best to trash it and make it painfully slow and try to force you into WinMessenger. Use Thunderbird! It's FOSS (FREE Open Source Software), it's much more stable than any MS counterpart, it links up with Sunbird (calendar software) it can easily be used from a USB drive (, it has hundreds of plugins for special features and best of all it's cross-platform. Use it on any flavor of Windoze, Linux, Mac, etc.

  7. ShunkW
    June 11, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    I went through this a couple of years back when my Outlook bit the big one and personally I found Eudora much better for me than Thunderbird. Looks like they also have a new open source beta out....

  8. TheWilson
    June 6, 2010 at 5:32 am

    eM client is a really overlooked alternative.

    • John Wallace
      September 19, 2010 at 2:11 pm

      Glad that someone else likes eM Client. I've been using it for 18 months now and I think it's the best Outlook alternative there is.

  9. Hristo Barakov
    June 5, 2010 at 6:51 am

    The Bat!

    • Anonymous
      June 5, 2010 at 8:43 am

      Ahh, yes. The Bat! One of the most sophisticated email client that
      I've tried. It's not free but highly recommended if you are a power
      user and have several bucks to spare.

  10. rodney dey
    June 5, 2010 at 6:20 am

    there are several alternative for outlook express....
    1. Mozilla Thunderbird
    2. Pegasus
    3. Pine
    4. Eudoria, and several others

  11. iSearch
    May 24, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    Thunderbird is the best!

  12. nm
    May 24, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    I personally haven't tried Element Mail Desktop but it looks like it might be worth it to give it a shot

  13. Aibek
    May 23, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    One more vote for ThunderBird!

  14. Oron Joffe
    May 22, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    All the above are good answers. If you want a combined email/calendar client, also consider the Zimbra client (

    • Christina
      May 22, 2010 at 11:55 pm

      Thank you - that's a new one to us. Appreciate everyone's input. We just feel we should do our best utilizing a phone-company based DSL and avoid the Google/Yahoo stuff until the air clears on them harvesting data for their search engines. Also, the phone companies are still under more security.

  15. fruitgeek
    May 22, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Try Mozilla Thunderbird, it is cross-platform

  16. Jack Cola
    May 22, 2010 at 7:04 am

    Microsoft Outlook 2003/2007/2010 - not free, but still pretty good
    Windows Live Mail (link above)

    They would probably be my top 3 (even though I only use Thunderbird)

  17. Saikat Basu
    May 22, 2010 at 6:56 am

    Windows Live Mail has replaced Outlook Express. That's pretty good and it runs on Windows XP to Windows 7.

    • Christina
      May 22, 2010 at 11:53 pm

      Life Mail screws up my computer -- I utilize Secunia as well as other programs and nothing is "happy" with WLM on my computer - it seems to make it wide open.

  18. Anonymous
    May 22, 2010 at 3:37 am
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