When comparing Mailbird 2.0 vs Microsoft Outlook, the Slant community recommends Mailbird 2.0 for most people. In the question“What are the best e-mail clients for Windows?” Mailbird 2.0 is ranked 4th while Microsoft Outlook is ranked 5th.
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Pro Undo send
Pro Free and paid version
Users who only need to use the basic features of the app have a free version available, though it does limit to only 3 sync'd accounts. There is a paid version that does extend functionality and allows for unlimited account but it does cost $1.00 a month or $45.00 as a one time fee.
Pro Apps that extend functionality
Mailbird 2.0 supports separate apps that can extend the programs functionality such as Sunrise Calendar, which allows one to add multiple calendars in one view or Evernote which allows for easy not taking and sharing.
Pro Customizable UI
The app is very customizable, you can make it look just like you want.
Pro Touchscreen support
Mailbird 2.0 has touchscreen support for tablets and other touch screen Windows devices which makes it easy to control no matter what kind of Windows device is being used.
Pro Good built-in calendar
The calendar includes agenda, day and three-day views.
Pro Quick swipe features
Microsoft Outlook comes with quick swipe features where users can quickly swipe the thread either from left (to schedule) or right (to delete or archive). Additionally, users can also customize the swipe actions to, for example, set swipe from left to archive or swipe from right to delete.
Pro Good built-in contacts
In addition to showing contact information, the People section of Outlook can show all conversations you've had with a person. Moreover, if you're looking for someone that's not in your contact's list, but is in your company's or school's directory, Outlook can pull that information through integration with Global Address List (GAL).
Pro Helps prioritize email
The app will automatically attempt to figure out which emails are important to you and surface those. The priority emails will show up in your inbox in a tab called Focused, with other emails in a tab called Other. It aims to separate spam and promotional emails from the important emails.
Pro Integrates with cloud storage services
Microsoft Outlook comes with built-in cloud storage browser allowing you to attach files directly from services such as Dropbox, Box, Google Drive or OneDrive to emails and directly open attached files without the need for the main cloud storage app.
Pro Integrates with Microsoft services
Pro Excellent notifications center calendar widget
Con Collectss user data
Mailbird does collect some user data such as user email addresses, names and client use. So for those that are security minded the use collection of this information may not be wanted and can not be avoided.
Con Doesn't follow security guidelines
The app stores user information and credentials on outside servers which is a violation of ActiveSync password requirement policies. These security concerns have been enough of an issue that European Parliament has banned its members from using the app out of fear that it might lead to leaking sensitive information.