An alternative to Thunderbird worthy of consideration.


Our rating: 

License: Free
Review & Alternatives: Best Free Email Software

Pros & Cons:

Intuitive and easy to use, has many of the same features as Thunderbird.
Help files are not very good.

Our Review:

Despite the name Foxmail, it is not related to Firefox, but comes out of China. It's an impressive product with features that match or exceed Thunderbird's, and it's also very easy to use.

My only real beef is the quality of the help files. Yes, they have been translated to English, but rather poorly; so poorly that they are actually quite amusing.

With the new version, Foxmail now supports POP3, IMAP and Exchange protocols, which are a big deal for some. If you are savvy enough to figure out the program yourself, Foxmail is worthy of consideration. It's a top product with eight million users world-wide, and it's a real alternative to Thunderbird.

If after installing, the program comes up in Chinese, all you have to do is to delete the file chinese.lgb in the Languages sub-folder under the installation folder. The FoxMail English FAQ can be found here.

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