5 superb e-mail apps to replace your stock Android or iOS e-mail app with

If you aren't exactly thrilled with the e-mail client that came stock with your smartphone, you are probably searching for alternatives and feeling swamped by the countless choices available in app stores. As always, we're here to help with some hearty recommendations for popular, solid e-mail apps that cover all the bases and make communication via this age-old medium feel seamless and convenient.

To make it easy for you, we've set our sights on just five apps with a proven track record. You can't go wrong with any of them. Choose the one that looks and feels best, try them for yourself as they are free, and you'll hopefully find the best e-mail app for your unique needs.


myMail features real-time push notifications which can be customised to fit your schedule. There's a search engine for local and server contacts, along with a file browser for including attachments. You can organise your mailbox by flagging, moving to spam or deleting your messages, as well as filter it by Unread e-mail, Flagged, or e-mails with Attachments. You can also sign up with my.com for a nice and short new e-mail address.

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Boxer is a fast and secure e-mail app that supports Gmail, Exchange, Outlook, Yahoo, Hotmail, iCloud, Office 365, IMAP & POP3 mail accounts. It's also integrated with services like Dropbox, Box and Evernote, making it easier to stay organized.

Download for Android or iOS | Visit the official website


CloudMagic is a fast and simple e-mail app for phones, tablets, and wearables. It works with Gmail, Exchange, Yahoo, Outlook, iCloud, Google Apps, Office 365 and any IMAP accounts. The app features Calendar support, unified inbox, device sync, a fast swipe-based interface, HTML signatures, interactive notifications, sender profiles and other goodies.

Download for Android or iOS | Visit the official website


BlueMail is a free universal email client that's capable of managing an unlimited number of e-mail accounts by various providers. It allows for smart push notifications and group emailing with personalization enabled across multiple e-mail accounts.

Download for Android or iOS | Visit the official website

Microsoft Outlook

Outlook helps millions of users connect all their e-mail accounts, calendars and files in one place. The app's Focused inbox keeps the important messages on top. It also lets you switch between emails and calendars to schedule meetings or share your availability with just a few taps. You can also grab a document from your Files list and attach it seamlessly.

Download for Android or iOS | Visit the official website



1. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

K-@mail is the only one I've come across on Android that seamlessly supports HTML signatures.

8. Alter

Posts: 232; Member since: Mar 25, 2016

K-9 Mail is fast, reliable, and open source. It's one of the first apps I load onto a new phone.

2. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Currently using Nine. While it's exchange only, it's one of the best for it (imo). Also features Tasker support, Tesla unread, shows the Exchange calendar in your native calendar app, as well as the contacts. Biggest surplus, it has forced exchange security (and enterprise wipe) on app level and device level.

3. IosDroid

Posts: 117; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

Nothing beats Gmail.

4. androidwindows

Posts: 216; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

The mail apps mentioned above are really good though.

9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Outlook does. I disabled my GMAIL sync. Outlook handles all my email. Even for my free accounts. It's fast and clean. Gmail just looks cheap and boring.

5. lallolu

Posts: 733; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Stock android email app is good enough. Gmail is also as good. I wish manufacturers will stop installing 2 email apps on the phone.

6. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

gmail until recently wouldn't accept anything other than gmail. So android...not the oem....came with a 'stock' email. that was barebones. So really blame Google and AOSP...not the OEM.

7. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

outlook app sucks, Sometimes some emails don't always show and then every once in a while the app becomes unusable

10. ezMoney

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 13, 2013

I have to say that I tried nearly all of the above and found NINE (not tested) by FAR the best for managing corporate mail, with lots of folders, follow ups etc with an Exchange back-end. On a security note, do note that Outlook retrieves all your mails VIA Microsoft servers!

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