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Best IncrediMail alternatives for Windows in 2021

Posted by Christin on March 11, 2021

Best IncrediMail Alternatives for Windows

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Published on March 11, 2021

No more IncrediMail reviews. With the sudden news of IncrediMail (now Perion) shutting down on 20 March 2020, many loyal users found themselves stranded and looking for the best alternative to IncrediMail for Windows 10.

Even with the increased reports of IncrediMail not working well on Windows 10 machines, it was still the number one choice of many people for more than 20 years. What will users need to do when they find their IncrediMail email client not working anymore?

Before we list the best alternatives to IncrediMail, we would like to stress the point that has been made by the IncrediMail team too — get in touch with your email provider to ensure your emails, contacts, attachments, etc. are backed up.

What should you be looking for as an alternative? The bottom line is, email clients need to be concerned with increasing productivity and effective organization. Since in this specific case IncrediMail was discontinued, the most important functionality to look at is the ability for you to move and access all of your emails to the alternative email client.

That’s why we rounded up all the Windows email clients that allow you to move your (IMAP-supported) emails from IncrediMail.

The Best IncrediMail Alternatives for Windows


IncrediMail for Windows 10 alternative

If you were a big fan of IncrediMail’s customization options like backgrounds and custom effects, Mailbird 2.0 is the best alternative email client on Windows 10 today. Mailbird is an intuitive, smart, and highly customizable email client that helps you organize your emails and communicate effectively with colleagues, clients, customers, and professionals. Here is the full rundown on what Mailbird has to offer.

At Mailbird, we provide special customer support, as well as 50% off all products, to all IncrediMail users.

Customizing options include

  • Background theme picture
  • Dark Theme option
  • Message Sound
  • Multi-language support
  • Welcome message
  • Theme Color 
  • Vertical / Horizontal layout

Mailbird also takes it a step further by bringing the entire client interface into the mix with options for enhancing it with colors, layouts, and custom patterns.

Productivity features include:

  • Attachment Search – search for attachments using keywords
  • Drag & Drop of Attachments – easily drag and drop attachments into emails
  • In-line Reply – Color-coded names for easy in-line replies
  • Quick Action Bar – archive, snooze, reply, forward, or trash that email, mark as important, star, or mark as spam… all within two inches of your mouse
  • Quick Compose ShortcutControl + Alt + Space quickly opens up a new message to write emails quickly and efficiently
  • Quick Preview of Attachments – View your attachments before downloading them to avoid downloading unnecessary content.
  • Snooze – Snooze emails during busy times and selectively filter out what kind of email you receive at a given time.
  • Unified Inbox – You can use Mailbird’s unified inbox to read all your incoming email at once — or instantly switch between your email accounts to manage them separately. It’s up to you.

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What’s great about Mailbird is that we have teamed up with many social media apps, video chat apps, and organization and task management apps. Mailbird also integrates different calendars and has one of the strongest native contact management apps. All of these and many more productivity tools and features are available from within the app, without switching or searching. 

Some apps include

  • Asana
  • Chrome
  • Contacts Manager
  • Daily Social
  • Degoo
  • Dropbox
  • Evernote
  • Facebook
  • FormSwift
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Docs/Drive
  • Lifehacker
  • Veeting Rooms

… and more! Activate your favorite ones and turn your email client into a beautifully designed and highly convenient productivity workstation!

How to Move from IncrediMail to Mailbird

Once IncrediMail stops working, you will not have access to your conversations anymore.

Moving your emails from IncrediMail to most email clients is not simple. But in Mailbird, we have added a specific feature that lets you easily migrate from IncrediMail together with all your conversations and contacts.

The specific steps depend on the type of email protocol you have used in IncrediMail (POP3 or IMAP), but the process will not take you longer than several minutes.

Check our Knowledge Base article for details.

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eM Client

eM Client is another IncrediMail Windows 10 alternative. It has a very bare-bones, easy-to-use interface that operates on Windows XP, Vista, 8, and 10 – perfect if you have an old computer still running previous operating systems.

Email Features:

  • eM Client supports all major services including Gmail, Exchange, iCloud, and Outlook
  • It integrates email, contacts, calendars, a simple to-do list, and a chat function into its interface
  • It has a contact and attachment search function
  • Supports all standard protocols (POP3, SMTP, IMAP, EWS, AirSync)

This could be a great option for somebody who is new to using email interfaces or just doesn’t need a whole lot of communication platform add-ons. While it has less UI customization options, it presents a solid and secure communication system equipped with message encrypting, mass mail and delayed send, a built in email-translator, templates and signatures, and more.


eM Client’s calendar is highly customizable, allowing you to integrate internet calendars, tasks, and to-do lists effortlessly. Share calendars and tasks with other colleagues, friends, clients, or customers. Use the full-text search in events and tasks, send meeting invitations and confirmations, schedule meetings, and more.

Contact management

eM client gives you custom contact views, an extensive number of data fields, categorization and folder support, easy access to communication history, an easy way to search for emails from specific contacts, and most of all makes merging contacts from various addresses an easy task.

Other Features

The chat function allows you to message people in real time and sends attachments from a detached window. eM Client also offers:

  • Central management of desktop clients for companies
  • A de-duplicator tool
  • Customizable Widgets
  • Sidebar for quick access to Contact details, Agenda, and Invitations


Postbox is a relative newcomer to the Windows email client scene, but it’s already received high praise for its clean and simple interface. Unlike eM Client, it does not offer a free version. However, Postbox has a free trial so you can give it a try on your Windows 10 device.

Main features

  • Possibility to add dynamic data in Postbox 5 in responses and templates — placeholders automatically populate with data from the message itself or through your own custom fields
  • 70 professionally written email response templates for job inquiries, recruitment letters, reference requests, etc.
  • Quick post – sending messages through various integrated platform apps
  • Image scaling and message size indicators – perfect for people who work within photography
  • Anti-tracking – a function that allows you to see when your emails are being tracked to keep your information as private as possible!

Other Alternatives

There are many other alternatives out there, such as Outlook, Thunderbird, etc. However, Mailbird is considered one of the best gmail desktop app and one of the most effective tools for business and personal use.

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    Will IncrediMail work with Windows 10?

    Unfortunately, IncrediMail has shut down. Alternatively, you can use Mailbird for Windows 10, 11, 8, and 7. Mailbird is an awesome email client designed for managing multiple accounts for most email providers. It is well-known for its Unified Inbox functionality, as well as customization options, time-saving features, and many integrations.

    How do I install IncrediMail on Windows 10?

    Unfortunately, it is no longer possible to install IncrediMail for Windows 10, as it was discontinued. However, there are many awesome alternatives, such Mailbird.
    To install Mailbird, proceed with the following steps:
    – Go to
    – Click on the Free Download button.
    – Wait for the .exe file to load and open it.
    – Go through all the steps in the Mailbird Installer.
    Done! Launch the app and start testing all the features.

    Is IncrediMail still supported?

    No. As of March 20, 2020, IncrediMail has been discontinued. You can easily switch to one of the many IncrediMail alternatives, such as Mailbird.
    Mailbird is a top-rated email client, and here’s why:
    – It has a smart, intuitive UI and many customization options.
    – Mailbird has an incredible set of productivity features, such as the quick action bar, attachment search, and the Unified Inbox.
    – It offers many popular app integrations, such as Asana, Evernote, and Google Suite.

    What is the latest version of IncrediMail?

    The last working version was IncrediMail 2.5. However, since March 2020, the app is no longer supported. You can try Mailbird instead. It is way more affordable for an equivalent set of time-saving inbox management features and more.

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    Published on March 11, 2021


    32 thoughts on "Best IncrediMail alternatives for Windows in 2021"

    • Love your emailing program but before I take the leap into the dark, can you please confirm the cost and whether it is fixed or will increase?

    • It would appear that Mailbird has evaded every inquiry by posting the standard bull. THANK YOU DOR REACHING OUT BLAH BLAH

      YOu guys who claim to be support staff have yet to answer a question that these people have asked. Except with your standard garble. I was going to get Mailbird but after reading all these questions and comments, I am not going to use your mail service. And you should not compare yourselves to incredimail, your not even in the same league as they were.

      • Andrew @ Mailbird says:

        Hello Teresa, sorry to hear that. We are doing our best to answer any questions you may have to our best knowledge.
        Thank you.

    • mailbird should buy incredimail and add it into theirs that woul be perfect set up.

      • Hi Rita, thank you for your kind words. Mailbird team always try do the best to make our users happy. Have a nice day and stay safe. 🙂

    • Mailbird cost to much.Not worth the trouble .at least incredimail was free and worked just fine..

    • I want IM back, I don’t want other mail providers because all is bored, blank and no picture backgrounds. Nothing excited for me. I want IM is more cool email and more fun! Just saying.

    • tem alguma ferramenta de exportação do incredimail que possa importar depois Mailbird?

    • 3-13-20 is the LAST DAY OF INCREDIMAIL & IT SUCKS. I can’t get Mailbird to work like they say Incredimail does. I tried getting all the folders & contacts from Incredimail over into mailbird, but it only got some. Plus, I got Yahoo, Hotmail & Gmail. Any idea of what program can get all emails like Incredimail did, because it won’t
      with mailbird. If figured if it worked, I’d by it.

    • Incredimail has announced its’s closing down as of March 20 2020.

    • Excellent article! We will be linking to this great article on our site.
      Keep up the good writing.

    • Dottie Bortko-Rizzo says:

      After losing mail in Win10 Mail and going back to, which has become too confusing for the casual user, I tried Mailbird. It was great. Got all my 3 accounts into it along with contacts quite easily. Then I got the dreaded notice that it would cost $, which was not earth shattering. Just not used to paying for email program. I passed on the upgrade then suddenly lost one of my email accounts. I contacted them and received note back indicating that the free version no longer accepts use of more than 2 accounts. I left and went back to Win10 Mail. A few days ago I got a notice saying that my watermark was reached at the roadrunner site so I went in to clean SOME of the mail out and left others. When I went back to Win10 Mail, ALL my mail was gone. So here I am again looking for another email desktop or web based. Looking at Inky, Incredimail, etc. Sure wish Mailbird would let folks know that the Free Version cannot carry more than 2 accounts. Found Mailbird to be misleading. Too bad. I really liked it.

      • Christin Baumgarten says:

        Hey Dottie, thanks for reaching out. We are sorry you felt mis-informed and we really appreciate your feedback. We are pointing out on our pricing page that the Lite version comes with a limited amount of supported email accounts. Please let me know should you have any questions and decide to give Mailbird another try. Have a great rest of the week:-)

    • Marsha Voelker says:

      Can you create your own stationary for Mailbird?

      • Christin Baumgarten says:

        Hey Marsha, currently you cant create your own stationary in Mailbird. Have a great day and thanks for reaching out:-)

    • Hi,
      Is it possible to get emoticons as one has in IncrediMail?

      • Christin Baumgarten says:

        Hey Veni, thanks for reaching out.

        At the moment we don’t support emoticons. Let us know if you have any more questions that we can help with. Have a great day, Christin

        • Judy SKIBSTED says:

          You really should include emoticons. That was the Highlight of Incredimail. Plus they had Stationary, for Birthdays, Holidays, etc. which made it sooooo Fun!

          • Andrew @ Mailbird says:

            Hi Judy! We have recently introduced emojis to Mailbird, hope that helps a bit! 🙂 Thanks for the interest.

    • Is it possible to turn off mailbirds mail preview panel?
      It by default is opening every email, and i afraid it going to open the wrong one and infect my whole PC.

    • thanks for this, I love IM but haven’t been able to use it since the last Win10 update

      • dstranger99 says:

        Click Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > Advanced Options > View your update history > Uninstall updates.

        Scroll down to the Windows updates, click on KB 3132372. At the top, click Uninstall. That’ll get rid of the bad patch. Your IM should work again.

        • Brent Pearce says:

          Not a bad patch – IM has not kept up with the play, I believe last upgrade to IM was with 2.5 in Feb 2012, rolling on to 4 years, cant blame MS for someone else’s lapse

    • the best in IM is notifier working permanently in the background. it even starts automatically with win. is there any other email client with that great function?

      • Christin Baumgarten says:

        I know you can set Mailbird to start on Windows startup, I am not sure how it works with the other clients to be honest.

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