When comparing Mail Pilot vs eM Client, the Slant community recommends eM Client for most people. In the question“What are the best e-mail clients for macOS?” eM Client is ranked 12th while Mail Pilot is ranked 19th.
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Pro Good security features
There are options to display URLs you get in emails, or to disable pictures by default if you are afraid of getting malicious data from suspicious emails.
Pro Doubles as a to-do application
Mail Pilot turns emails into tasks. It has a built-in system of setting reminders and collecting emails into groups as to-dos.
Pro Calendar inclusive
Pro It's simple to add new accounts
Pro Beautiful interface, customisable to your needs
Pro Still actively developed
They've been developing and improving it consistently for years.
Pro The only email client which synchronizes Gmail contacts properly
Pro Many useful options
Such as sorting through categories, etc.
Pro Free and paid version
It is free for 2 accounts and as long as you don't use it commercially. Paid version comes with support and can handle more than 2 accounts.
Pro Doesn't replace your attachments with "winmail.dat" files
eM Client sends straight .pdf files for fax messages flawlessly.
Pro Includes Quick Text
eM Client seamlessly integrated the Quick Text extension that was available on Thunderbird. This makes it easy to quickly auto-insert dynamic text, based on many variables, saving time and the need to tediously repeat manual text replies.
Pro It doesn't store all emails on the disc
It saves space, unlike Thunderbird.
Pro Chat included
eM Client includes integrated chat, so you don't need another application for chatting with your friends. All common chat services supported (Google chat, Jabber and others).
Pro It is still the best in this class
But only because it has no alternative.
Pro A perfect companion to your Gmail or other webmail you might have
It provides (almost) complete Gmail functionality (calendar, tasks, chat, contacts), while offering advantages of an application: offline use, more e-mail providers in one place, very good design, support, etc.
Pro Very fast
Con Makes a huge mess of IMAP mailboxes
Builds many new categories and basically uses IMAP as a database. Makes it difficult to work alongside other mail clients or webmail.
Con Not reliable
Mail Pilot seems to be riddled with bugs and glitches.
Con Not for everyone
Since it's mainly focused to turning emails to tasks and a strong believer of "inbox zero", it may not be suitable for everyone's workflows.
Con Constant syncing errors
Con Account options are not shown under right click
Con Terrrible in handing unread emails
Sorting of unread emails is very useless when compared to other email clients.
Con Poor integration with Yahoo Mail
Integrations with a Yahoo Mail account doesn't always work well in eM Client.
Huge size, high memory consumption, uses CEF (Chromium Embedded Framework).
Con Not many options to manage IMAP folders
For example, all emails from Gmail will unnecessary synchronize.
Con Interface is too simple
Many options are too hidden and it takes at least 3 clicks to set them up.
Con No conditional formatting
Con Only has one nice interface/skin
The other available skins has a 90s feel to them.