Mailbird: The Best Email Client for Windows

Mailbird is a Outlook and Windows 10 Mail App killer. I know that is a really strong statement but it is the truth. In this Mailbird review I’ll not only prove why Mailbird is the best email client for Windows but also share some of it’s drawbacks. Now you can connect all your favorite email, calendar, task and messaging apps into one using Mailbird, which is really an all in one online communication hub. Oh! one thing I forgot to share with you is, Mailbird has been awarded best amongst its competitors by renowned magazines such as PCWorld and IT World. So let’s dive into the Mailbird review and learn more about it’s pros, cons and of course the features it has to offer to the Windows users.

So let’s see what we are going to cover in this review:

  • What is Mailbird?
  • Mailbird Features
  • Why it is the Best Email Client for Windows
  • Drawbacks of Mailbird
  • Options to Get your Mailbird copy
As you already get the idea how awesome this review gonna be I’ll continue the review…

What exactly is Mailbird?

Mailbird is the best email software for Windows which is beautiful, fast, and intuitive. Mailbird is not just your another email tool, it is actually much more than a regular email application. Mailbird allows 3rd party developers to build and integrate productivity and social apps with Mailbird’s email platform. Mailbird is offered for free, a Pro plan and a lifetime plan. Full IMAP support now available.

An overview of Mailbird

  • Multi-account (Supports IMAP & POP3)
  • Complete touch support
  • Integrated messaging apps
  • Integrated task management apps
  • Unique productivity features
  • Supports 17 languages
  • Integrated calendar apps
  • Customization (Colors & layout)

Mailbird brings the convenience with integration amongst different tools and apps, delivering a perfect all-in-one online communication platform. Many email clients today have limited their innovation and removed any adaptation to how people communicate and work online today. We don’t need another email client, but one place for all of it – email, messaging, calendar, tasks, video meetings and much more.

Features of Mailbird

Mailbird offers you the features which will turn you into an Email Ninja. Mailbird offers a wide range of unique features and most of them are really innovative. In this section I’ll cover the whole feature list of Mailbird.
Following is a glimpse of the features Mailbird offers:
  1. Personalized
  2. Productive
  3. Secure
  4. Social
  5. Support


Mailbird is the only email tool I’ve seen which is fully customizable as per one’s personal needs. Inbox is your private space and customizing it enhances your experience specially when you have to spend a lot of time in it. From choosing your inline reply color to the custom icons for your account, Mailbird’s personalization features are bound to take your email experience to the next level.
more personalized experience with Mailbird
So how personalized you can make your Mailbird. Check out the below list.
  • Customize your account icons
  • Text formatting
  • Conversation view
  • Zoom adjusts the default font size to just the way you like it
  • Pick your in-line reply color to flawlessly format email replies
  • Customize your email signature for every email identities
  • Create your own Quick compose shortcut
  • Mailbird apps- Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Contacts Manager, Asana, Google Drive, Calendar, Veeting and more.
  • Multi-language support


Apart from making you a Email Ninja Mailbird also makes you super productive. Mailbird is the only email client I’ve seen which has been optimized for speed which ensures you don’t have to wait to check your urgent messages.
Mailbird have managed to create the fastest email application ever, both in terms of processing speed and workflow speed. Quick compose and response to cut down on emailing time inline action bar to organize everything in a flash, seamless offline access to manage your email from anywhere. And that’s just scratching the surface.
stay productive with mailbird
So what makes Mailbird a productive email client for windows:
  • Group all email accounts in one with Unified Inbox Plus
  • Advance touch support. Swipe and tap on touchscreen devices.
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • In-line reply
  • Quick compose
  • Multi-account support for IMAP and POP3 accounts (max 3 for Lite, unlimited for Pro)
  • First email speed reader (max 5x/day for Lite, otherwise its a Pro feature)
  • Drag and drop
  • Folder support
  • In-line action bar
  • Quick preview of attachments (max 5x/day for Lite, otherwise its a Pro feature)
  • Wingman (in development)
  • Profile picture search


Mailbird was developed to never scan the content of your inbox or other personal information. When you use Mailbird be rest assured that your messages and content are for your eyes only. That’s how secure Mailbird is.
Mailbird Security for supported platforms

Security Features of Mailbird:

  • The best technology by industry standards for message handling of top email servers
  • Email encryption (in development)


In the digital age when you need to be connected all the time, Mailbird makes it simpler for you by adding third party apps that you can use directly inside Mailbird. It even helps you develop your professional network by integrating a one click ‘LinkedIn Lookup’ feature.

Mailbird Social Facebook

Stay Connected right from a single application. Platforms supported:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • DailySocial
  • LifeHacker
  • Techcrunch
  • LinkedIn Lookup


If you need any help Mailbird support team is there. Just email your queries at [email protected] or you can also submit a ticket at here.

Why Mailbird is the Best Email Client for Windows?

I hope you have already understood why Mailbird is the best email application for windows. But following are the points I think that makes Mailbird the best email client for Windows OS.
  • A Perfect Application for Everyday Use
  • Faster, looks nice and very easy to use
  • Clean user interface.
  • Multiple accounts, POP and IMAP and an easy setup.
  • 3rd party App integration.
  • Keyboard shortcuts makes it more productive
  • Quick Support

Drawbacks of Mailbird

Everything in this world has it’s advantages and disadvantages. Apart from having a great list of features Mailbird also has some drawbacks.
  • Mailbird is not available for Mac and Linux
  • Mailbird is also not available for mobile platforms such as Android and iOS.
  • For some people scrollbar is not comfortable as it is a minimilastic one
  • Not open-source (I really loves opensource stuff)
  • Limited Apps available (But I think they’ll add more in future)
  • No advanced filtering options

Options to Get your Mailbird copy

You can get your hands on Mailbird for absolutely free. Mailbird offers a flexible pricing plan which includes Lite version (which is FREE), Pro version which costs $12 annually and a Pro Lifetime version which costs only $45 one time fee. You can check what you get with each different plan in the following picture.
Mailbird Pricing

Bottom Line

Well I’m not in affiliation with Mailbird and this review is just to help Web Designers, Entrepreneurs, and everyone who uses email, stay productive at their work. I’ve already shared the ultimate list of productivity tools on my personal blog which you may like to checkout. I’d love to listen to your thougths, share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Reader Interactions


  1. As soon as they add Google Contacts into Mailbird like they do Google Calendar, then it will be viable as a replacement for eM Client/Thunderbird et al.

    Until then,…

  2. It has no possibility to import pop3-mail from other e-mail-apps. So, if you want to change your defaulr client to Mailbird, you need to keep your old program for your old mail. Also a problem is the spelling-checker. At this moment it checks all outgoing mail in the same way. If you want to write one mail in a different language, you have to change the checker for the whole application, and make a restart. THat is not practical. I do'nt think I will pay for it until these missings wil be corrected. Some other free programs may not have "the looks" but are more practical.

  3. Just upgraded to Windows 10 and have lost access to Windows Mail which did everything I wanted.

    Been looking for an alternative that will allow me to import the last 16 years of mail, installed eM Client which looks reasonable, managed to import all my old emails plus some I lost years ago when Outlook Express crashed.

    Problem with eM Client is it will be roughly £100 for two compters since I have more than two email accounts.

    Just installed Mailbird, easy enough to set-up to receive Mail, however I am totally frustrated to find that there are no options to import my old mail, this makes Mailbird unusable from my perspective.

    I can't believe that any developer would consider it reasonable to offer an import and export function …………. big thumbs down for me.

    Off to uninstall Mailbird to see what other options exist.

  4. I agree with you. Mailbird has a lot of features but they don't have this import functionality which is really frustrating for me as well at the first time. I stayed with Mozilla Thunderbird and now using Mailbird just for new accounts.

    I'm really sorry to hear that from you Unknown.

  5. This app is horrible slow and buggy, and totally not secure. Logging into a gmail account gives you warnings of "this app fails to meet modern security standards.". IT is also difficult to uninstall as well.

  6. Mailbird MIGHT be a good email app IF one could sort by Subject, Date, or Sender. However, that particular feat, available in ALL OTHER EMAIL apps, is not available in MailBird. Therefore, MailBird is only useful to people who do not get much email or only get email from their grandkids.

    My recommendation, use Thunderbird or just about any other email app instead of MailBird.

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