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7 Best Free Alternatives To Outlook in 2019

Posted by Christin on January 17, 2019

Looking for a great alternative to Microsoft Outlook? Microsoft Outlook has made its reputation as a comprehensive email client loaded with several features that make it a powerful application. However, unless you’re a tech geek who can invest a significant amount of time and patience into mastering the email app and all of its features, it’s not the best email client for you. Outlook has several limitations. That’s why we will share several alternatives to outlook in this article. In this article, we will cover: The Limitations of Outlook The Top Alternatives To Outlook Mailbird Gmail eM Client Thunderbird Windows Mail Zimbra Desktop Inky Limitations of Outlook Before we get into comparing Mailbird vs Outlook and the other alternatives, let’s look at why you need to shift from Outlook in the first place – 1) Cost Outlook is part of the Microsoft Office Suite package which is priced at $100+ per year. While you do get a lot of additional software and functionality for that price point, a lot of it isn’t really useful to regular users. It doesn’t really make sense for you to go in for features that you wouldn’t end up using right? Plus, if you want Microsoft Exchange – the pro version of Outlook, you’ll need to pay extra to access the Microsoft Exchange server. 2) Limited Integrations Integrations are a super-important criteria for choosing software. However, Outlook can’t integrate with most other non-Microsoft software which can pose several limitations. For example, you don’t have the…

Unified Inbox in Outlook: The Complete 2019 Guide

Posted by Jason Ephraim on January 14, 2019

While popular email clients like Mailbird include the ability to add individual account inboxes to a “unified” inbox – many, like Microsoft Outlook, do not make this easy. If you manage multiple email accounts, then you know how tedious it can be to be forced to switch from inbox to inbox in order to check each one. To help out, we’ve gathered a couple of the best ways MS Outlook users can set up a unified inbox – or as close to one as Outlook will allow.   Outlook Unified Inbox Method 1: Search Folders Skill Level – Beginner   The simplest method for getting a unified inbox in your Microsoft Outlook client is by using it’s search. Although this method is easy, there is unfortunately no way to save your search – requiring you to perform a search every time you need it. If you check your recent searches from the “Search” menu, you may be able to select it. However, if you are searching alot you may not be able to find it every time. Type the following in the search box: folder: (Inbox) received: (this week) Press Ctr+Alt+A to or click All Mailboxes button (Outlook 2013) or All Mail Folders (Outlook 2010). Hit enter and you should see your Unified inbox for all mails received this week. You may notice a “Search Folder” option in the “Folder” pane. However, this only lets you create search folders using data from individual accounts – Not something we can use to make a…

How to Import Outlook and Thunderbird Accounts in 2019

Posted by Jason Ephraim on December 26, 2018

New Feature Announcement: Outlook and Thunderbird Account Import That’s right! Starting today, folders, settings, and messages from popular POP3 email clients like Outlook and Thunderbird will import automagically when connected. That means that any folders, emails, or anything else we can bring into Mailbird through your other client’s POP3 or IMAP connection can be instantly imported with the click of a button! We’ve had a ton of requests for this feature, and it has taken a lot of time and manpower to make sure that this feature will work for every possible client and version. It’s taken a ton of time to ensure every version of Outlook, Thunderbird and Windows Live Mail will work. We are ecstatic that it is finally ready for you! Start Importing automagically Once you installed Mailbird or chose the option to “add another account”, Mailbird will give the option to “import from another email client”.   Mailbird will detect the accounts that you have added to your existing email client. Choose the account you would like to import to your Mailbird. The last step to activate the import – insert your email address and password and Mailbird will set up the account for you. Depending on how many accounts you have selected in the previous step, you may be asked to enter the details multiple times. One for each account.   Voilà! That’s it. Mailbird will start the import of your account data, such as folders, settings, and messages. It will also let you know once it is…