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eM Client 5

The Best Email Client for Windows

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Check it out folks -> if you purchase eM Client 5 on BDJ today, you'll be eligible for a free upgrade to v6 when it is released in a couple of weeks!

Sure, everyone around you has pushed you into using an online email client, but you've tried and just want to go back to using a local client for your Windows system. But what do you do about that mountain of information that's now sitting in your old email account? Well, you experience the ultimate in smooth migration with today's discount software promotion, eM Client 5!

eM Client 5 lets you sync and import email, calendars, contacts, and more from Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail, Outlook, and more. It doesn't matter how complex your email situation may be on another service, eM Client 5 can get you up and running in mere minutes. No more jumping back and forth between your old email client and your new one!

And just because you're giving up living in the cloud with respect to your email, it doesn't mean you have to give up good search functionality. That's right, eM Client 5 features a super fast search that lets you find any email, contact, or attachment in seconds!

Review Written by Derek Lee
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Karl Valentin Hi, I recently purchased a license with 60% off from this site:

I got the lifetime upgrades, single user license for $40.-, the only thing that was strange, is that the license name is: "Cloudswave License".
See the license information here:

As this will be read by eM Client stuff too, they can give information about the legitimacy of this reseller.

I am really happy with the programs futures and it is worth every cent, especially when you want to manage more than 2 e-mail accounts.
I highly recommend this product, after using Outlook and Thunderbird for a couple of years, I really needed some change that I have found in eM Client.
Oct 12 2013 at 1:35pm Copy Link
Gr3gw Hi Everyone,

I'd just like all you out there stuck on Outlook with no alternative that meets your basic needs, THERE IS NOW AN ALTERNATIVE. EM Client offers about 80% of the functionality of Outlook 2003. Most users, desperate to desert Microsoft, will be able to compromise on the few functions that eM Client doesn't provide, hell, even later versions of Outlook, including 2013, don't have all the functionality of 2003.

I recently 'discovered' eM Client and made the switch. It's fast, has improved functionality, particularly in the area of multiple accounts, and a modern conceptual view of email management with an Outlook 2003 look and feel.

I can't emphasize enough how much this IS THE UPGRADE FOR OUTLOOK 2003. All users, except those with one or two email accounts, will need the paid for version. At 50% discount this is a steal. The Outlook 2003 features that I've noticed are missing:
* Can't customise toolbars or define buttons - but neither can Outlook 2013
* No access to Visual Basic

What it does have is:
* Rules that work
* Great multiple account integration
* Calendar system that looks good but I haven't been a user of calendars in the past. Integrates Google calendar.
* A familiar Outlook 2003 interface - not exactly the same but enough. (Some users may find this a turn off but I hate the modern Outlooks' interfaces.)
* Great support through the forum.

I really recommend this one. If anyone has questions about my personal experience with eM Client, leave them here and I'll answer what I can. I know I haven't used all features, nor do I intend to, but I'll share what I know.
Oct 12 2013 at 1:51pm Copy Link
James Evans 1. Will installation of EM Client automatically configure to be my default email program? I do not want that to happen as I want to use my old program until I become familiar with EM Client.
2. Can EM Client import calendars, contacts, tasks, and especially emails from Chaos software's "Intellect" email/PIM program which I believe is also referred to as an email client.
Oct 12 2013 at 3:10pm Copy Link
Gr3gw James,

My unofficial response.

I don't recall eM client automatically becoming the default email program. It's easy enough to change. My experience of moving my Outlook system to eM Client was that eM Client is very sensitive to users' needs. It doesn't jump in and take over; it consults the user.

I did a trial transfer to start with. Transfer everything but keep Outlook going while eM Client is checked out. I also changed the settings for POP servers so that emails were left on the server, leaving Outlook in control of deletions.

Contacts came across. I don't use tasks or calendars and so I'll leave that to others to comment on.
Oct 12 2013 at 3:36pm Copy Link
Karl M. Does it have any advantages over Thunderbird?
Oct 13 2013 at 2:26am Copy Link
Gr3gw To be honest I'm not that familiar with Thunderbird but I have used it. I looked at it shortly before I found eM Client and had rejected for reasons I can't recall. If I remember I'll let you know.
Oct 13 2013 at 3:01am Copy Link
_*_ I am wondering if purchased if the Lifetime Upgrades is also discounted for this sale?
Oct 13 2013 at 4:17am Copy Link
James Evans @ Gr3gw and answers to my own questions above.

1. At first startup an eM Client dialog box opens and allows a choice between using the program as default or not, so it does not automatically takeover from a previous email program. Nice.
2. eM Client does not automatically import from Chaos Intellect email program. It only gave a choice of Outlook, Thunderbird, or skip auto import. It did not recognise Intellect. There is a free program, Mail Store, which may help with the import. I will report more if Mail Store does the job.
3. Intellect is an excellent program but it does not support drag and drop of email folders. One must create a new folder, highlight emails, drag them and drop, then delete the old folder. Not convenient if you have a lot of folders or tweak the folders often as I do.
Oct 13 2013 at 12:53pm Copy Link
Roderick Nicolson Yes, but can it import rules from Outlook. I bought EM Client a short time back and despite calls for this (unless now) they haven't done it.
For that reason I was unable to use the version I bought.
Oct 13 2013 at 3:33pm Copy Link
Gr3gw Roderick,,

I can't remember if eM Client imports Outlook rules. I'd be surprised if it did. There's no Visual Basic in eM Client.

The reason I had no rules to import was because Outlook (2003) had 'lost' my rules without telling me again, something it was prone to do periodically and was one of the reasons I wanted to get away from Outlook, The rules system in eM Client looks like rules in Outlook and is easy to set up. Thanks to Microsoft I'd lost all my rules and I was having to refine them anyway.

I'm hoping the eM Client technical representative will come in soon and answer your question about importing rules.
Oct 13 2013 at 4:06pm Copy Link
twm Any information about localization?
Oct 14 2013 at 12:24am Copy Link
Denius SixSixSix Does eM Client support exchange accounts (mail, calendar and contact synchro) ?
Oct 14 2013 at 1:47am Copy Link
Chris Roy Jackson Can eM Client import RULES from Outlook Express?
OR does anyone reading this know of any way to Export Rules from Outlook Express (technical or NOT; i.e. Copy from Registry ? [which KEYS])
Rules are very important... Especially when you have a few HUNDRED of them. I REALLY Don't want to have to re-Create all of them if I can Export (and/ or import) my existing Rules.
Since Microsoft removed the ability for Outlook Express to function in "Vista" (after I upgraded), I have suffered with WebMail rather than re-creating all of my rules.
eM Client looks like a great Client and I'm looking forward to trying it!
Oct 14 2013 at 1:50am Copy Link
Gr3gw Hi Chris,

I'm not really in a position to comment on what rules can be imported. It looks like Thunderbird rules can be imported but no others - Hopefully a rep from eM Client will come into the forum and provide answers to these rules questions
Oct 14 2013 at 2:21am Copy Link
Neil Sherman I use it as well as outlook. In may ways I prefer eM Client, but it has had its frustrations (far fewer than outlook). At the time I started to use it it wouldn't sync contacts unless you pay extra for the now discontinued Sync2eM product, I never was able to get Sync2eM to function and I never really did understand exactly what it was supposed to do. I assume that's no longer the case and contact and sync is fully built in to eM Client? It works fine with exchange. The other minor irritations are in setting up email accounts - it insists on spending a long time trying to figure out settings automatically. I think (but am not sure) that a recent update fixed that and allowed manual settings without having to wait a long time while it failed at guessing. One email account I've been unable to get to work with eM Client is at because they use an encrypted password setting that eM Client doesn't seem to support (Outlook and Thunderbird didn't have a problem). My only other complaint with it is if you keep a local copy of email and subsequently discontinue an email account, there is no way to see the old emails without having eM client keep trying to get new mail and giving error messages. You can disable the account but then the emails become invisible.

All said, I strongly recommend eM Client! It's easier and more intuitive to use than Thunderbird and is my favorite alternate to Outlook, especially if you have multiple email accounts.
Oct 14 2013 at 3:17am Copy Link
Roderick Nicolson I think you'll find the reps strangely elusive when it comes to Outlook rules. I've tried getting info from them about this before but with no luck. My guess is they can't do it and so are following the policy of 'Out of mind out of sight'. I've not come across anyone on the internet yet who can do anything with the .rwz file for Outlook's rules.
Would help though if they'd just come clean about it. Then we'd all know where we stood and could make comprehensive decisions about which direction to take.
Oct 14 2013 at 6:28am Copy Link
Jaroslav Javornicky Hi dear BitsDuJour visitors,

We are very happy to see such an interest in our product and I'll try to answer all your questions raised here:

- the lifetime upgrade is not discounted for this promotion but you can still buy it with a discounted Pro license

- rules cannot be imported into eM Client, it has to be created

- if by localization is meant languages you can switch your eM Client into, then you can use English, German, Spanish, French, Hungarian, Italian, Dutch, Czech, Norweigan, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Slovak, Swedish and Chinese

- exchange is going to be supported in next version, eM Client 6, which is going to be released in just few weeks and to which everybody who buys eM Client 5 now will get a free update


eM Client Inc. - Oct 14 2013 at 6:58am Copy Link
Robert Conley you mention that one purchase can be installed on BOTH Desktop and Laptop. This is not mentioned on eM Client site - is this info accurate?
Oct 14 2013 at 8:33am Copy Link
Jeff H. I have been using eM Client for a little over a year. I only wish I knew about eM Client sooner than that. Everything about it is perfect, at least for my needs. I have used several other email clients and they can't touch this one. Here are the ones I used:
Outlook 2003 and 2010: Very good and is considered the standard, but overkill for everyday email. Even saving an email was a hassle.
Thunderbird: It's OK, but the interface is ancient-looking, and you always need some plug-in to use it efficiently.
Windows Live Mail: Actually I like this email client. If em Client didn't exist, I would probably use WLM. But em Client is a bit better.
Gmail: Well, it's Gmail. But it's a web based client, so it is difficult to compare. I'm just not comfortable with Gmail. I'm not comfortable with Google, but that's another story.

eM Client is intuitive, easy to set up accounts, you can save emails in standard .eml format, contacts access easily, the calendar is super-easy to use, and the calendar syncs with your Android phone.
I can go on, but I'm already boring myself. Just get eM Client. You won't regret it. (No, I don't work for eM Client nor BitsDuJour.)
Oct 14 2013 at 10:18am Copy Link
_*_ Karl Valentin, thanks for the link; worked great.
Oct 14 2013 at 11:10am Copy Link
Chris @Jaroslav Javornicky

If I purchase now can I add the lifetime option next month? I am on a limited income. I saw it was another $50 and I can't afford that this month.

Oct 14 2013 at 11:45am Copy Link
Gr3gw Unlike Microsoft, eM Client is a small company and much more responsive to customers' requests. I'm gambling on influencing eM Client through requests and suggestions. I'm currently asking for improvements in rules and think I have a small chance of succeeding whereas dealing with MS is would be totally futile.
Oct 14 2013 at 1:02pm Copy Link
Nigel Blumenthal @Jaroslav Javornicky
Good to see that an update will be coming along in a few weeks. For those of us who have been eMClient users for some time, how will that update be priced? Would it be better to buy another licence today and go with a free upgrade, or will the upgrade from an existing v5 licence be cheaper than that?

Also, in response to Neil Sherman's comment, every account has a checkbox allowing the user to include that account (or not) in automated pickup/sending of emails. Presumably all you would need to do would be to uncheck that box, and eMClient would not try to pick up from that deleted account.

Finally, for Jaroslav: I have a particular issue with contacts. We keep a number of contact lists, and some contacts are included on multiple lists. If a contact changes his/her address, we have to find every list that includes that contact and change his address manually on that list. Is it going to be possible to have a list effectively being a series of pointers to contact records, rather than a duplicated list of contact records? This would eliminate my problem...
Oct 14 2013 at 2:40pm Copy Link
Karl Valentin @Neil Sherman
quote: " My only other complaint with it is if you keep a local copy of email and subsequently discontinue an email account, there is no way to see the old emails without having eM client keep trying to get new mail and giving error messages. You can disable the account but then the emails become invisible."

Try this setting in Extras - Accounts
see image: http://img35.imageshack.u...7/lqrn.jpg
Oct 14 2013 at 3:51pm Copy Link
Neil Sherman Thanks Karl, if I recall correctly (which possibly I may not), even with that box unchecked it still makes an initial connection when opening eM Client and gives an error message. Maybe that's been fixed now.
Oct 14 2013 at 3:54pm Copy Link
Robert Conley what are fees for lifetime upgrades? Where can I locate them?
Oct 14 2013 at 4:28pm Copy Link
Karl Valentin @Neil Sherman
I hope it worked for you now, I use this setting for a newsletter account, which I only call up once a week when I have time to read through all the mails that accumulated during the week. On my system this setting works fine.

@_*_ You are welcome

@Robert Conley
Please read the first posting of this Comments, written by myself.
Oct 14 2013 at 4:59pm Copy Link
Chris Roy Jackson Are you aware that your website appears to be offLine ???
I keep getting a "502 Web Server Error".
Oct 14 2013 at 9:17pm Copy Link
Gr3gw Chris, I've just checked and it's working for me - sorry I can't give you the UTC time. The url I used is This is the general website. Was the problem with eM Client or BitsDuJour?
Oct 14 2013 at 9:31pm Copy Link
Tom Colvin I've been using this program for about a year now and really like it. I like it so much, in fact, that I put up with some major irritations.

For some reason, the program every fifteen minutes or so calls for username/password verification for the various accounts I have in eM Client, which freezes everything until I delete this series of boxes. I also get an "error message," that I delete as well. And several times a day, I get a message that my account has a problem connecting to the server -- which I can fix by going through a built-in diagnostic routine, which always reports that my connections are all just fine. If I can put up with those inconveniences in order to use this as my major email client, it must be good.

I am guessing that these inconveniences may be due to some password changes that were forced upon my by Gmail months after setting up eM Client.
Oct 14 2013 at 11:21pm Copy Link
Jaroslav Javornicky Hi,

straight to questions:

@ Chris - yes, that is possible, here is the link for a separate lifetime upgrade: https://sites.fastspring....meupgrades

@ Nigel - yes, that is possible to buy an upgrade on newer version, the cost is $19.95 and the link (where v5 is now but once the v6 is released there will be v6 instead) is: For the issue with contact list, please get in touch with our support (via eM Client cliclikng on Help - Get support) and they will be able to advice you if that is just a matter of setup or bug. Sorry about that.

@ Robert - if you want to buy them separately than please see the post for Chris, if you want to buy them with a license than when you click here on BDJ on the offer, it'll take you to a site where is a check box for this right bellow the number of licenses you wish to buy.

@ Chris Roy - we are not aware of our site being down nor any of our data shows that so the problem was very likely somewhere else than on our sites.

@ Tom - Please get in touch with our support (just click in eM Client on Help - Get support) and one of our support guys will help you with your issue. Sorry about any incovenience caused.
eM Client Inc. - Oct 15 2013 at 12:51am Copy Link
Chris Roy Jackson I'm not sure what the problem is... I can go to MANY other websites with NO Problem.
I THOUGHT that it might be a problem because of my "Virtual Tunnel", so I tried dis-abling it with the same result. It APPEARS to be the Website as I get the same results with
and (for the Trial download.

I even tried using your current IP ( ) without success.

I REALLY wanted to try it to see if it will meet my needs.
Any help? I'm not sure what to do next !

The entire error message follows:

502 - Web server received an invalid response while acting as a gateway or proxy server.

There is a problem with the page you are looking for, and it cannot be displayed. When the Web server (while acting as a gateway or proxy) contacted the upstream content server, it received an invalid response from the content server.
Oct 15 2013 at 4:05am Copy Link
John Sule Does the Evernote plugin work with eM Client?
Oct 15 2013 at 4:07am Copy Link
Jaroslav Javornicky Hi Chris, this seems like a problem on your end where you're behind a proxy server which is blocking the URL.

@ John - this is a planned feature for future versions. Unfornately not supported yet in eM Client.
eM Client Inc. - Oct 15 2013 at 4:48am Copy Link
_*_ Jaroslav Javornicky, would love to see an option to have eM Client allow for right clicking in the email list and add contact from there. Or batch select emails to add contacts.

Let me ask, does eM Client DRM need an always-on connection to work properly? Can it work offline with no issue?

Really like the program.

Thank you.
Oct 15 2013 at 4:56am Copy Link
Jaroslav Javornicky Hi, if I understand correctly what you intend to do, than you can save the contact by right-clicking not in the email list but in the actual email on the address of the sender.

It can work offline no problem. It just needs to connect with our system at least once a month or otherwise it will go into the offline mode, which is a situation which is very rare and happens only with a specific way of connecting your pc in local network.
eM Client Inc. - Oct 15 2013 at 5:19am Copy Link
_*_ Jaroslav Javornicky, thank you for the reply.
Presently to add a contact you have to left click on the sender next tot he "From" in the header of the email itself.

What I would like to suggest is to simply right-click on any email in the list to the left of the email itself. The list the displays all emails for all people.

This would be a lot faster. If the user could select multiple emails from the list and chose to add a group of people at once it would be even faster.

I also own The Bat Professional and it has a means to automatically add people to your contact list. Something like this would be nice as well.

Thanks again for your response.
Oct 15 2013 at 5:38am Copy Link
Robert Conley Why purchase now when in a couple of weeks there is v6 and will then have to pay $20 for upgrade? Are the FREE updates only good forf one year or until next version whichever comes first?
Oct 15 2013 at 8:08am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @ Robert

I think there is some confusion here. Here is what Jaroslav said about the upgrade:

"...everybody who buys eM Client 5 now will get a free update."
BitsDuJour Admin - Oct 15 2013 at 8:09am Copy Link
Jaroslav Javornicky @ Robert - As Roger mentioned, anyone who buys a license of eM Client 5 now will get a free update on eM Client 6, so there's no payment related to eM Client 6.
eM Client Inc. - Oct 15 2013 at 8:52am Copy Link
Chris Roy Jackson @ Jaroslav Javornicky
You said, "Hi Chris, this seems like a problem on your end where you're behind a proxy server which is blocking the URL. "

That's what I thought, which is why I tried WITHOUT the Proxy Server with the same results. Since others appear to be accessing your site with no problems, I thought it MIGHT be a problem on my end, but I thought someone might have a suggestion as I have run out of Ideas (after all I can access any OTHER Website!!!)
Oct 15 2013 at 12:53pm Copy Link
VLM Is this software related in any way to eM Client that is part of SoftMaker Office?
Oct 15 2013 at 1:50pm Copy Link
Karl Valentin @Chris Roy Jackson

Please try the following links:
Oct 15 2013 at 7:00pm Copy Link
Lito Umm seriously, I can't change the default install directory? I just grabbed the trial to test out, and the installer has no options to install it elsewhere? This is a major design flaw IMHO. I uninstalled it in less than a minute. It's 2013 already, many people have more than 1 HD, and some like to keep their speedy SSDs clean of stuff that doesn't need to be loading fast.
Oct 15 2013 at 11:10pm Copy Link

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