Whether you’re a busy professional, an enthusiastic member of the remote workforce, or simply looking to take control of your overflowing email inbox, eM Client is the perfect all-in-one solution, stress-free from the first click. I had the opportunity to test eM Client on my Mac, leveraging its powerful platform tools to enable new levels of customization, convenience, security and productivity. To say I’m impressed would be an understatement, and I believe I’ve found the perfect email client to balance my personal and professional life.
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eM client at a glance
eM client for macOS and Windows lets you easily manage millions of email messages from your computer. It combines powerful enterprise tools, including detailed search options, tracking prevention, built-in language translation, and seamless integration with flagship services, making every feature effortlessly accessible and customizable. You’ll feel in control of your inbox and your personal data with eM Client, and the experience will be tailored to you. Integration with services, including online meeting services, such as Zoom, allows you to join meetings with one-click access.
As soon as I opened eM Client for the first time, I was immediately presented with a theme selection window that allowed me to customize the look of the app before starting the rest of the setup process. There’s even an online theme gallery, where users can import and install custom themes created by other users in the eM Client community.
Beyond themes, eM Client generously breaks down the activation process into three distinct steps, making setup more manageable and transparent:
- account details: Sign in with your email credentials. Automatically sync mail, chat, calendar and contacts.
- Encryption: Optionally create or import a Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) keychain for enhanced encryption-based security.
- finished: Verify account identity, enabled services, and sync options.
Setup is frictionless and simple, leaving you no room to wonder how many setup windows are left. I signed in with my Gmail account and was up and running within minutes. The eM client synced my contacts and calendar events as promised. The calendar view adopted the dark theme I chose during setup, giving me a snapshot of my day, week, and month. I can even narrow my focus with one-click access to a dedicated “Work Week” view.
This sync integration is also compatible with Microsoft account services including Office 365, Outlook, and Exchange, as well as services from other organizations. The app can also import data from other popular clients, such as Thunderbird and Incredimail.
Hot Fast: Online and Offline
Managing email with eM Client is remarkably fast and responsive compared to other email clients I’ve used, including the built-in macOS Mail app. If you happen to join a Wi-Fi network or digital hotspot with data limits and want to save bandwidth, the eM client includes an “offline mode” for managing contacts, emails and calendar events without connecting to the Internet.
Without constant refreshing, reloading, and retrieving, managing my email felt “refreshing” (pun intended). From a productivity standpoint, it makes it easier to manage one email at a time, without multiple emails constantly flooding your inbox. “Offline Mode” can also be used to delete emails that your email server can’t deliver because they’re too big.
I know I’m not the only one with a constant stream of email always flooding my inbox. Between work, personal, and spam, finding the content that matters to me can be cumbersome and time-consuming with other email clients. eM Client saves the day with a feature called “Advanced Search”, which allows me to search for the exact content I’m looking for in seconds, using the following parameters, including but not limited to:
- Subject line
- attached files
- Submit a date
Under the “Select Fields” option, even search parameters are revealed. Here’s a closer look:
Next-level security with tracking prevention
eM Client uses secure connections, including support for TLS 1.2 and 1.3 when connecting to mail services, achieving partial end-to-end encryption (E2EE), only if you choose to configure and enable the optional PGP key pairs. PGP is an encryption program that uses a combination of symmetric and asymmetric cryptography to encrypt data. This ensures that login keys for each user session can only be decrypted by the recipient using their private key.
eM Client truly values user privacy with support for security standards such as OAuth authorization, including Microsoft OAuth, Google OAuth, Yahoo OAuth and more. Passwords will be stored in the database on your computer, but they will be encrypted, offering enhanced protection. eM Client even automatically disables tracking from senders that log read receipts, collect your IP address, collect your location information, obtain device usage analytics, and more.
When you are connected to the Internet, automatic language translation automatically detects that an e-mail message contains a language other than your system default language. You can click the “Translate a message now” or “Translate a message never” button to enable or disable one-click translation.
Language translation happens faster than you can blink, and the “never” option is helpful for languages you may already understand. With support for 21 languages in total, eM Client remains versatilely accessible. The list of supported languages for system components and automatic translation includes English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Russian and many more.
eM Client for iPhone and Android Beta
Mobile versions of eM Client for iOS and Android devices are in active development and are currently available through a public beta preview, with an official public release coming soon. The mobile versions of eM Client are just as powerful as the desktop equivalent, and maintain the same codebase, ensuring full app updates across platforms, seamless high-speed synchronization, and instant support for all mail services, including separate protocols.
The mobile user interface remains familiar and intuitive, especially for those coming from eM Client to a desktop computer. Account setup and activation is fast and stress-free, as, in addition to all your accounts, you can also import signatures, templates, quick texts, PGP and S/MIME certificates, and more.
Unlike other mobile email apps, eM Client Mobile packs tons of desktop-level features into one easy-to-use handheld interface, meaning you won’t have to wait until you’re back at your desktop to get real work done from your inbox. Best of all, the public beta preview of eM Client for iOS and Android is free and requires no license to run.
The iPhone and Android versions of eM Client will be available soon, but the app is currently available for Mac and PC on desktops and laptops running the following platforms:
- macOS: OS X 10.11 and later (supports Intel and Apple Silicon Mac models)
- Windows: Windows 7 and later
- iOS: Public Beta Preview – coming soon
- Humanoid: Public Beta Preview – coming soon
I enjoyed using eM Client so much that I can’t help but look forward to the iPhone version of the app. I would love to take the eM Client experience with me wherever I go.
The list of services supported by eM Client is huge. It includes support for personal and enterprise services, such as Google Workspace (Gmail), Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Outlook, iCloud, Dropbox, Google Cloud, Zoom and Google Meet, just to name a few.
eM Client offers unique versatility, proven security solutions and innovative mail management tools to support a myriad of workflows, regardless of your lifestyle. A quick look at eM customers Pricing page Presents three cost-effective licensing options:
- Free version of eM Client for individuals (limit two email accounts)
- eM Client Pro for individuals: $59.95 per device (one-time payment) or $129.95 (one-time payment) per device with lifetime upgrades
- eM Client Business Pro for companies: $248.95 for 10 devices (one-time payment) or $570.95 for 10 devices (one-time payment) with lifetime upgrades
In my experience testing the eM Client Pro tier for individuals, eM Client provides value well beyond its cost. In perspective, you get a personalized email experience, without having to pay for third-party subscriptions that offer access to keys, language translation, web privacy extensions, and ad blockers, to name a few. eM Client has changed the way I manage my email, making me more productive and efficient online and offline.
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