If you are searching for Windows Mail in your Windows 7, don’t waste your time because it doesn’t have one. Microsoft has recently removed this email client from their software leaving its users to find their own email clients to use. This is not such a bad idea given the fact that there are several email clients that can be used free of charge. What’s challenging though is sifting through these options because each has its own merits.
To help shorten the time it takes for you to find the best email client to use along with your Windows 7, here are the top 5 free email clients today.
Windows Live Mail – This free email client will work well with other Microsoft programs installed in your computer. Although a bit challenging to install and setup, especially when you have to manually input pertinent information before being able to use the program, it has plenty of features to offer like support for both IMAP and POP3, filters to screen junk mails, RSS feed support, calendar and news reader among others.
Mozilla Thunderbird – This email client makes setting it up easier compared to Windows Live Mail because its own database will configure your email client for you. Regardless of what email account you are using, all that you have to do is to sign in using your username and password and Thunderbird will be the one to set it up for you. You can easily import mails and other information you need from your email to this email client in a flash.
Opera Mail – This email client is all about simplicity. If you are the type of person who doesn’t really need to use calendars, inbox handling or even integrated instant messaging then this one is for you. Opera Mail also has POP and IMAP that will easily access your email account. This email client works best if you are using Opera web browser.
Postbox Express – If you are no longer happy using Mozilla’s Thunderbird, the Postbox Express will serve you quite well because it has the same look as that of Thunderbird. It’s quite easy to set up and it has a quick guide that will show you how you can transfer data from Outlook to Postbox Express.
Zimbra Desktop – Combine both your online and offline world into one with Zimbra. All of your files can be stored in a cloud which you can access wherever you are. Sharing information as well as reaching other people is easy with Zimbra because it supports accounts from different email accounts including social networking sites.