When comparing eM Client vs MailBird, 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 MailBird is ranked 17th.
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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
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 You can have multiple accounts
In Pro version, you can create an unlimited number of 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.
Con Drag & drop is impossible
Drag & dropping folders and emails between accounts are not possible.
Con Poor import/export of contacts
You can only import your contacts data via CSV, which isn't the most popular choice. Much more convenient ways to do so exist. Even the older Windows Life Mail program is more flexible when it comes to contacts and offers such features as duplicate checks.
Con Collects 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.