best email apps for android
Email is one of the oldest and most important forms of online communication. It’s a service many of us use every single day. There are tons of email services and email apps that accompany them. Some may only have a single account on something like Gmail, Outlook, or Yahoo. Their individual apps will give you the best experience. This list is mostly for those who need something more than the stock apps can give. If you’re looking for something new, here are the best email apps for Android!


Blue Mail

Price: Free
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Blue Mail is one of the most popular email apps out there. It supports a variety of clients, including Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, Office 365, and virtually any other POP3, IMAP, or Exchange clients. The app has a variety of notification settings for each one of your email accounts and also comes with some fun stuff like Android Wear support, configurable menus, and even a dark theme. It also has some smart features if you want them. It's powerful and it's completely free. Some have issued concerns about security, though, so you may want to read their privacy policy before signing up.
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Blue Mail

Gmail

Price: Free
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Gmail is a bit of a cheap pick for email apps. It comes pre-installed on most Android devices. Thus, you probably already have it. The app supports multiple inbox settings, multiple accounts, and more. It supports most email services as well, including Yahoo, Microsoft Outlook, and others. It also supports a unified inbox, Material Design, and more. This is about as good as free email apps get.
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Inbox by Gmail

Price: Free
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Inbox by Gmail is a power user app for Gmail users. Its biggest features are the smart features. It tries to bundle emails by a variety of topics. That makes them easier to go through. You can also do stuff like check-in for flights, see shipping info, and even view photos. It also integrates into Google Assistant. You can see reminders and such through Inbox after making them with Assistant. It only works with Gmail accounts. Additionally, you don't get the full experience unless you also use Google Assistant. Those that use neither Assistant or Gmail should probably skip this.
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K-9 Mail

Price: Free
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K-9 Mail is one of the oldest email apps out there. Many enjoy it for its minimal interface, no BS experience, and unified inbox. It supports most IMAP, POP3, and Exchange 2003/2007 accounts. Otherwise, what you see is pretty much what you get. The app is also open source. You can build it yourself or contribute to the community via Github. It's definitely not flashy. However, it is functional and lightweight. It's also completely free.
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K-9 Mail

MailWise

Price: Free / Up to $12.00
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MailWise is a pretty solid email app. It has support for Gmail, Outlook, AOL, Yahoo, Exchange, and various other email services. It doesn't support POP3. That may be a deal breaker for some. Along with that, it supports swipe actions, quick search, Dropbox integration, and various additional features for Exchange. You get the basics for free. The pro version adds more customizable notifications, a quiet time, and contact VIPs for better identification in your inbox.
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myMail

Price: Free
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myMail is another solid email app with decent features. It supports Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, AOL, iCloud, Exchange, and virtually any IMAP or POP3 services. It's also the main client for their email service at my.com. The feature set is rather basic. It includes ActiveSync, email signatures, easier file attachments, and folders. You can use it as a standalone email app or get a My account. The choice is yours. The app is free to download. There are ads, though.
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myMail

Newton Mail

Price: Free trial / $49.99 per year
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Newton Mail is an interesting case. It's the only email app on the list that requires a subscription. It supports most email clients, including Gmail, Exchange, iCloud, Office 365, Outlook, Yahoo, and others. The app features a unified inbox, separate colors for each email address, and more customization features. It also has read receipts, sender profiles, and connected apps. For instance, you can use Todoist, Evernote, OneNote, Pocket, Trello, Asana, and others without leaving the app. It's expensive. Unless you live and die by your email, you may be better served with a cheaper option. There is a 14-day free trial, though.
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Newton Mail

Nine

Price: Free / $9.99-$14.99
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Nine is one of the better email apps out there if you’re concerned about security and also use Outlook. It boasts no server or cloud features whatsoever. The app just connects you to the email services. On top of that, it has support for Exchange ActiveSync which is to be expected for any app that boasts Exchange support. You have a variety of options, including selecting which folders you want to sync, Android Wear support, and more. It’s rather expensive as far as email clients goes, but it’s definitely geared more toward business users.
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Nine

ProtonMail

Price: Free
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ProtonMail is a great email client for security-minded folks. The app boasts end-to-end email encryption. That basically means the only two people who can read your emails are you and the person you're emailing. The app also boasts OpenPGP support, self-destructing emails (where supported), and most of the typical stuff like labels and organization features. This one does store emails on a server. However, that server is completely encrypted and no one can read them, not even ProtonMail. Many of the features require a ProtonMail account, but this is about as good as it gets in terms of security unless you set up your own server.
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ProtonMail

Your phone's stock email app

Price: Free
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The stock email apps that come on phones actually do work pretty well. They usually support the basics, like multiple email logins, various email clients, forwarding, archiving, deletion, and more. Many are likely on this list looking for something more than that. However, the stock email apps on your device are usually about as simple, clean, and easy as it gets. Additionally, virtually none of them have ads, cost any money, or anything like that. Plus, they're already on your phone anyway so they can't take up any extra storage.
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Your phone's stock email app

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