Top 12 Free Windows Email Programs for 2017

Why pay for email when you can get it free?

You have more than one great free Windows email program to choose from.

Free Email for Windows?

Windows has you looking for an email program – the best free email program for Windows, of course? It does not exist. There are many free email programs, though, and at least one perfect for you.

Naturally, you will approach this list leisurely. You will peek at the descriptions, study the reviews, marvel at the screenshots, try a few free clients and inspect what email programs others prefer. Identifying your perfect free email program will be a lot of fun!

P.S. You can also find free, secure email services in this list. 

Mozilla Thunderbird
Mozilla Corporation

Mozilla Thunderbird is a fully featured, secure and very functional email client and RSS feed reader. It lets you handle mail efficiently and with style, and Mozilla Thunderbird filters away junk mail too.
Mozilla Thunderbird Review | Top 50 Mozilla Thunderbird Tips | More Mozilla Thunderbird Tips More »

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Opera

Opera - Free Email Program
Opera - Free Email Program. Opera Software

The Opera email client is a slick and flexible interface that will satisfy almost all your email needs, and Opera integrates RSS feeds in this experience as well. Some may find the message editor lacking a bit in power, and the absence of support for encrypted email is unfortunate.

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Mailbird Screenshot
Mailbird. Mailbird

Mailbird offers a solid and reasonably productive email experience for all your accounts in one place.
While Mailbird is extensible with “apps”, these usually do not integrate well, and email handling itself can feel limited to the basics. More »

Windows Live Mail
Windows Live Mail. Microsoft, Inc.

Windows Live Mail is a comfortable email program that lets you access IMAP, POP and Windows Live Hotmail accounts with verve and ambition to connect with Windows Live Messenger, Windows Live Calendar, your blog and RSS news feeds, too. Windows Live Mail offers solid spam filters, fast search, and a few ready-made search folders, but it could do better helping you organize and manage mail.
Windows Live Mail Review | Windows Live Mail Tips More »

Pegasus Mail
Pegasus Mail. David Harris

Pegasus Mail is one of the most powerful, secure and generally best email programs available for Windows, but the interface could need some polishing to make its features more accessible.
Pegasus Mail Review | Pegasus Mail Tips More »

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IncrediMail - Free Email Program
IncrediMail - Free Email Program. IncrediMail

IncrediMail is a fun and easy to use an email client that adds spice to the messages you send while protecting you from spam, phishing and fraud attempts in a convenient manner. Unfortunately, IncrediMail lacks some productivity features if you have to deal with large amounts of mail.
IncrediMail Review | IncrediMail Tips More »

Mail for Windows
Mail for Windows. Microsoft, Inc.

Mail for Windows is a basic email program that lets you handle email in multiple accounts with ease and security, though it lacks more sophisticated features.
You cannot set up filters, for example, email groups or message templates. More »

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Mulberry
Mulberry. Heinz Tschabitscher

Mulberry is a powerful and incredibly versatile email client available for all the popular platforms. If there is something Mulberry lacks, it is simplicity. More »

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Foxmail
Foxmail. Heinz Tschabitscher

Foxmail is a nice email client with lots of great features that make email easy and fun. It includes a way to send large attachments but does not unify inboxes across accounts, for example. More »

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DreamMail - Free Email Program
DreamMail - Free Email Program. Heinz Tschabitscher

DreamMail manages email and RSS feeds handily and handsomely with stationery, labels and related message search. Unfortunately, international language support is limited, DreamMail's spam filter seems ineffective, and IMAP accounts are not supported. More »

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Alpine - Free Email Program
Alpine - Free Email Program. Heinz Tschabitscher

Alpine is powerful console email program that makes you use email productively with automation aplenty and nary a distraction. More »

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Sylpheed
Sylpheed. Heinz Tschabitscher

Sylpheed is a surprisingly versatile email client. 'Surprisingly' because it has a friendly, easy to use interface to its many useful features. More »

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Scribe
Scribe. Heinz Tschabitscher

InScribe and its free version, i.Scribe, are true little email program gems. They're small, fast, efficient and very usable. Unfortunately, they lack secure messaging, and the IMAP support in Scribe is not perfect. More »

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