EM Client

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eM Client
EM Client logo (2020).png
EM Client 8 interface (2020).jpg
eM Client 8 (2020) running on Windows 10
Developer(s)eM Client Inc.
Initial releaseNovember 27, 2007; 13 years ago (2007-11-27)
Stable release
8.2 (March 22, 2021; 2 months ago (2021-03-22)) [±] / March 2021
Written inC#
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows, macOS
Available in20 languages
List of languages
English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, German, Greek, Spanish, French, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Swedish, Turkish, Chinese.
TypeEmail client, Personal information manager, Productivity tool

eM Client is a Windows and macOS based email client for sending and receiving emails, managing calendars, tasks, contacts,[1] and notes. Live chat is integrated as well.[2] It was developed as a user-friendly alternative to existing email clients and calendar solutions.

eM Client was originally developed in 2006 and has provided updated versions[3] (the latest version 8.2 of the software was released in March 2021[4]).


eM Client has a range of features for handling email, including advanced rules management, mass mail, delayed send, or a built-in translator for incoming and outgoing messages. It supports signatures, Quick Text, and tagging and categorization for easy searching.[5] Watch for Replies and Snooze Email functions are available, as well as direct cloud attachments from cloud services like Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, ownCloud or Nextcloud.[6]

eM Client provides also a lookup service for GnuPG public keys (eM Keybook) in order to more easily send encrypted communication via email, and generally simplify PGP encryption in email communication.[7]

Since eM Client 8.2, Online Meetings are supported (via Zoom, MS Teams, and Google Meet).[8]

eM Client allows extensive appearance customization[9] (including a visual theme editor[10]).

Email support

eM Client supports all major email platforms including Exchange, Gmail, G Suite, Office365, iCloud and any POP3, SMTP, IMAP or CalDAV server.[11]

Automatic setup works for Gmail, Exchange, Office 365, Outlook, iCloud, or other major email services.[12] Recently, auto-import option was added to transfer data from IncrediMail as well.[13]

Server compatibility

eM Client is compatible with:[14]

System requirements

For Windows:

  • Windows 7 or higher
  • 350 MB of free space for installation (+additional space for data, which can be stored on a different drive if needed - since eM Client has no limit on the number of emails/data stored in its database, the only limitation is the capacity of user's hard drive)
  • Minimum of 2 GB of RAM and 1.6 GHz CPU

For macOS:

  • OS X 10.11 and the newer versions are supported
  • only the last three macOS versions are officially supported, but eM Client runs on El Capitan too

eM Client requires Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 installation.[15]


  1. ^ Jacobi, Jon L. (14 February 2012). "eM Client: Affordable Alternative to Microsoft Outlook". PC World. Archived from the original on 22 April 2013.
  2. ^ "eM Client 8 lands with a UI redesign and new features for the cross-platform email client". BetaNews. 2020-06-26. Retrieved 2020-07-01.
  3. ^ "New eM Client 8 is finally here". www.emclient.com. Retrieved 2020-07-01.
  4. ^ "eM Client 8.2 is here with exciting updates". www.emclient.com. eM Client. Retrieved 30 March 2021.
  5. ^ Ansaldo, Michael; contributor, Freelance; Smarter, PCWorld | About |; Done, Faster Ways to Get Things (2017-02-09). "3 great email app alternatives to Windows Mail: Mailbird, eM Client and Inky". PCWorld. Retrieved 2020-07-01.
  6. ^ "eM Client 8 now available, featuring a complete redesign, multi-instance support, and more". AlternativeTo. Retrieved 2020-07-01.
  7. ^ "eM Client 8 now available, featuring a complete redesign, multi-instance support, and more". AlternativeTo. Retrieved 2020-07-01.
  8. ^ "eM Client 8.2 is here with exciting updates". www.emclient.com. eM Client. Retrieved 20 April 2021.
  9. ^ Green, Joe. "The best email alternative to Outlook for PC? The eM Client review". https://techhq.com/. Retrieved 12 May 2021. External link in |website= (help)
  10. ^ "Design your own eM Client". www.emclient.com. eM Client. Retrieved 12 May 2021.
  11. ^ "eM Client in 2020 - Reviews, Features, Pricing, Comparison". PAT RESEARCH: B2B Reviews, Buying Guides & Best Practices. 2017-12-03. Retrieved 2020-07-01.
  12. ^ "eM Client – Near Perfection For Email And More — The Tech Savvy SMB". www.techsavvysmb.net. Retrieved 2020-07-03.
  13. ^ Gordon (2020-05-04). "IncrediMail to eM Client | Outlooktransfer.com". Outlook Transfer. Retrieved 2020-07-03.
  14. ^ Paucek -, Amaya (2020-01-09). "Full eM Client Review". SecureBlitz Cybersecurity. Retrieved 2020-07-03.
  15. ^ "eM Client: FAQ for Admins". www.emclient.com. eM Client. Retrieved 30 April 2021.
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