When comparing Touchmail vs eM Client, the Slant community recommends eM Client for most people. In the question“What are the best e-mail clients for Windows?” eM Client is ranked 14th while Touchmail is ranked 16th.
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Pro Easy sorting
Email listing can be sorted by date of arrival, contacts or conversation.
Pro Colorful tiles
Each email list is displayed in different colorful tiles depending on the origin of the email sender or it's contacts.
Pro Supports various email services
Touchmail supports multiple accounts from various email services such as Outlook, Yahoo! Mail, GMail and more via IMAP.
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 Maximum limit number of account support
Free version of Touchmail only supports up to 2 accounts while paid version of Touchmail only supports up to 6 accounts.
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.