When comparing Mailbird 2.0 vs eM Client, 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 5th while eM Client is ranked 17th.
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Pro Undo send
Pro Excellent UI/UX
The UI looks simple but is customizable. UX is also simple and easy to use.
Pro Free and paid versions
Users who only need to use the basic features of the app have a free version available, though it does limit to only 1 account. There is a paid Mailbird Pro version that does extend functionality and allows for unlimited accounts 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 Unified Inbox
This allows you to funnel all emails from all accounts into one unified folder, so you don't have to move between different accounts.
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 Attachment quick preview
Allows you to preview attachments selected in an email and hit the 'spacebar' to view them rather than having to download it and open a file.
Pro App side bar
This allows you to have one layout with your navigation bar, message list, email convos and productivity apps in view at once so you can work your email and productivity tools synchronously.
Pro Contacts manager
This allows you to easily manage all your email contacts with all critical details in one place. Create groups too. All your contacts in one place and synced with your different email contact providers.
Pro Unlimited email accounts
There is no limit to the number of email accounts you can manage from Mailbird.
Pro Email speed reader
Helps you scan through lengthy emails to get the important parts.
Pro Import feature
This allows you to easily import all your emails from your previous email client to Mailbird.
Pro Beautiful interface, customisable to your needs
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 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 It doesn't store all emails on the disc
It saves space, unlike Thunderbird.
Pro It's simple to add new accounts
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 Calendar inclusive
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 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 It is still the best in this class
But only because it has no alternative.
Pro Very fast
Con No spam filter
Doesn't have spam filter.
Con Mailbird does not support moving emails between accounts
It's a disaster when you need to transfer all mails into a new account but you can't.
Con Constant syncing errors
Con Not many options to manage IMAP folders
For example, all emails from Gmail will unnecessary synchronize.
Con Account options are not shown under right click
Con Interface is too simple
Many options are too hidden and it takes at least 3 clicks to set them up.
Con Only has one nice interface/skin
The other available skins has a 90s feel to them.
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.